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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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The economic and social life of synthetic biology

The first symposium in an international collaboration between the UK’s Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, the USA National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.
To be held at the Royal Society and The Royal Academy of Engineering, 13-14 April 2011.

Wednesday, 13 April
(all events at the Royal Society. 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG)

Opening Session

8:30

Registration

9:00

Introduction

   –

Sir William Wakeham FREng, Honorary International Secretary, The Royal Academy of Engineering

9:10

Keynote

   –

Dr George Poste FRS CBE, Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation, Arizona State University Synthetic Biology: Mapping the Design Principles of Biological Systems and the Rise of Biomimetic Engineering

 

Introduced by Professor Richard Kitney OBE FREng, Co-Director EPSRC Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation

Plenary Session 1: Progress to date and prospects for the future

9:45

Research environment

   –

Professor Guoping Zhao, Director, Laboratory of Synthetic Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institues for Biological Sciences From molecular microbiology towards synthetic biology-A long march via new vehicles with sophisticated steering

   –

Professor Paul Freemont, Co-director, Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation, Imperial College London Establishing foundational technologies to deliver the vision of svnthetic biobgy: from biosensors to biofuels

10:40

Coffee break

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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11:10

Global infrastructure and innovation

   –

Dr Drew Endy, Assistant Professor. Bioengineering, Stanford University and President The Biobhcks Foundation BIOFAB International Open Facilities Advancina Biotechnology

   –

Professor Richard Kitney OBE FREng, Co-Director EPSRC Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation Towards an Infrastructure for Synthetic Biology Design. Innovation and Education

12:00

Lunch

Plenary Session 2: Realising the vision

13:30

Visions of the future

   –

Dr Luke Alphcy, Chief Scientific Officer, Oxitec Ltd, and Visiting Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford Translational synthetic biology in insects

   –

Professor Huanming Yang, Director, Beijing Genomics Institute Genomics and its ’elevance to synthetic biology

14:30

From rhetoric to reality

   –

Professor Peter Leadlay FRS, Co-founder. Biotica DevelODino natural product-based druas throuah biosvnthetic enaineering

   –

Dr Kirstin Eley, External Programme Manager, TMO Renewables Ltd Svnthetic Biology: the adventure begins

15:15

Tea break

15:45

From rhetoric to reality (continued)

   –

Roel Bovenberg, Corporate Scientist, DSM, Netherlands, and Honorary Professor of Synthetic Biology and Cell Engineering, University of Groningen Svnthetic Biology from an industrial perspective

   –

Lionel Clarke, Global Strategic Programme Manager, Shell Global Solutions Biotech to Biofuels

16:45

Closing remarks

   –

Professor Peter Leadlay FRS, Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

17:00

Reception

19:30

Close

Thursday 14 April
(all events at The Roval Academv of Fndineerina. 3 Carlton House Terrace. London SW1Y 5DG)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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9:00

Introduction

   –

Professor Richard Kitney OBE FREng, Co-Director EPSRC Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation

9:10

Ministerial address

   –

Rt Hon David Willerts MP, UK Minister for Universities and Science

Plenary Session 3: Creating an enabling environment

9:40

An enabling environment for research

   –

Dr Francois Képès, Director, Epigenomics Project Synthetic Bioloav: what is needed frcm a strateaic and research point of view?

   –

Professor Ben Davis, Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford Synthetic Bioloav: a molecular perspective

   –

Hai-Yan Liu, University of Science and Technology of China Develooina reusable desians of new reaulatorv components for svnthetic bioloav based on the modularity of native elements

10:40

Coffee break

11:00

An enabling environment for innovation

   –

Nigel Jones, Intellectual Property Partner and Co-Head Healthcare Sector, Linklaters LLP Encouraging Innovation; The Role of Intellectual Property

   –

Dr loannis Economidis, Advisor, the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research, Wonting Group on Synthetic Biology The Emeraina/Enablina role of Svnthetic bioloav in the development of biotechnoloaical applications

   –

Professor Rifat Atun, Director of Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Cluster, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva

   –

Professor Robert Edwards, Chief Scientist, The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) SPPI-Net: a UK Network in Applied Svnthetic Biology

12:30

Lunch

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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13:30

An enabling environment for users

   –

Dr Joy Zhang, BIOS Centre, London School of Economics
The international governance of synthetic biology

   –

Dr Françoise Roure, Chair, Committee on Technologies and Society, French High Council for Industry, Energy and Technologies A Global Governance for Synthetic Biology? Lessons learned from Nanotechnology

Break-out session: hindsight and foresight

14:15

A roadmap for syn bio

 

Four mixed break-out groups

15:15

Tea break

Plenary Session 4: hindsight and foresight

15:45

Panel discussion

   –

Professor John McCarthy, Head of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

   –

Professor Richard Jones FRS, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Sheffield

   –

Heather Lowrie, ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen), University of Edinburgh Chaired by

   –

Professor Richard Kitney OBE FREng, Co-Director EPSRC Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation

   –

Professor Peter Leadlay FRS. Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

16:45

Closing remarks from panel chairs

17:00

Close & Coffee

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: London Symposium Agenda." National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council. 2013. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century: Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13316.
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Synthetic biology -- unlike any research discipline that precedes it -- has the potential to bypass the less predictable process of evolution to usher in a new and dynamic way of working with living systems. Ultimately, synthetic biologists hope to design and build engineered biological systems with capabilities that do not exist in natural systems -- capabilities that may ultimately be used for applications in manufacturing, food production, and global health. Importantly, synthetic biology represents an area of science and engineering that raises technical, ethical, regulatory, security, biosafety, intellectual property, and other issues that will be resolved differently in different parts of the world. As a better understanding of the global synthetic biology landscape could lead to tremendous benefits, six academies -- the United Kingdom's Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, the United States' National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering -- organized a series of international symposia on the scientific, technical, and policy issues associated with synthetic biology. Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century summarizes the symposia proceedings.

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