Towards Global HealthView all sessions
Securing the health of our future generations requires that we develop new solutions to global grand challenges. With so many of these challenges directly related to biology, how can we best apply our expertise in engineering biology for global good, and what are the realities of trying to apply research to complex real-world problems? This session will hear from leaders in engineering for global health and those who have now realised the goal of delivering synthetic artemisinin. We will also discuss the international implications and socio-economic issues involved in tackling grand challenges, and ask how synthetic biology can co-operate with other disciplines to provide biological solutions towards global health problems.
- Paul Freemont, Imperial College London