On December 9-11, the eilslabs at DKFZ and BioQuant, as part of the coordination of the Helmholtz Initiative on Synthetic Biology is hosting the International Symposium "Synthetic Biology - from understanding to application" and the accompanying arts exhibition "not invented by nature". The symposium has received very good feedback with over 250 registered participants and an impressive line-up of international speakers. The conference will be accompanied by a public evening on synthetic biology entitled: “Constructed Life: Synthetic, useful,… good?” ). Panel members are Petra Schwille (MPI Martinsried), Wolf-Michael Catenhusen (German Ethics Council), Markus Schmidt (Biofaction, Vienna), Thorsten Moos (FEST Heidelberg) and Ursula Damm (Bauhaus University Weimar). Discussions are in German, simultaneous interpretation is available. The discussion taking place on Monday, December 9 at 18:30h in the BioQuant Center will followed by an additional highlight, the vernissage of the BioArts project “not invented by nature”. The artwork of this exhibition was created by international artists after a four week wet-lab residency at the DKFZ Heidelberg Life Science Lab. The BioArts Exhibition will be open for public until end of January 2014.
iGEM Presentations on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9-14:30h
Besides an exciting set of lectures presented by internationally renowned scientists, we are very happy to feature the most successful student teams of this year’s iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition coming from Heidelberg, Paris-Bettencourt, Freiburg and Dundee on Wednesday, Dec 11. All Wednesday lectures at the DKFZ Communication Center are open to the public; please find more information in the attached program.