Synthetic biology has already revolutionized numerous fields through the creation of synthetic structures that mimic almost every aspect of nature. In particular, at the intersection of synthetic biology and biomaterials, researchers have been developing innovative approaches to improve sustainable manufacturing, detection, disease prevention, and therapy. This webinar highlights such advances by four distinguished scientists developing synthetic platelets for hemorrhage control, transfusion medicine and wound healing applications as well as harnessing the synthetic potential of microbes to orchestrate the assembly of complex materials for textiles, bioremediation, therapeutic probiotics, and so much more! We invite you to view this unique webinar at the intersection of synthetic biology and biomaterials science and see what the future of synthetic biology holds for improving medicine and manufacturing.
The webinar features four talks from leaders in the field, and an interactive Q&A session was held with each speaker.
Synthetic Biology and Materials Paul Freemont, Imperial College London (Q&A with James MacDonald, Imperial College London) Talk begins at 11:17
Commercializing Consumer Biomaterials David Breslauer, Bolt Threads Talk begins at 33:32
Biologically fabricated materials from engineered microbes Neel Joshi, Northeastern University Talk begins at 55:40
Synthetic Platelets: Bioinspired Design to Treat Bleeding... and Beyond Anirban Sen Gupta, Case Western Reserve University Talk begins at 1:21:50