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Open Debate on Synthetic Biology and Neuro-ethics

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Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Howard Boland, Speaker, c-lab, Howard heads c-lab a group interested in contemporary arts and sciences. He will discuss current issues involved in genetic engineering.
Matt Murray, Alzheimer, Matt will bring a small group of researchers in Alzheimer’s disease. He will share his view on how practical and ethical our treatment is.
Andy Cheng, UCL iGEM, Andy is a member of this year’s UCL iGEM team (a competition between 200 universities in genetic engineering). This year their project involved engineering brain cells to remove plaques in Alzheimer’s patients in able to reduce symptoms associated with degeneration of brain cells. He will give an overview of what the team hopes to achieve.


Basing on a project done by UCL students on engineering brain cells to remove plaques in Alzheimer patients to reduce their symptoms. This will be a debate based on ethical issues such as the controversies of neuro-engineering and genetic engineering. Is it right? Should we pursue this fields? How far is too far? The event will begin with accomplished speakers giving an overview about the current controversies and issues revolving around these fields. Afterwards audiences are welcome to participate in discussions in smaller groups for maximum comfort.


July 31, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Print Room Cafe
Malet Place, London, WC1E United Kingdom
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UCL Biochemical Engineering
+44 (0)778 090 7814

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