Sunday, May 31, 2015
George M. Church, PhD: Recent Revolutions in Biotechnology and Medicine, A Personal View
Wednesday June 10, 2015, 7pm
At the Katharine Cornell Theater, 54 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven.
George M. Church, Ph.D., is the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT, and has been a founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.
Dr. Church will speak about the revolutionary implications of synthetic biology for human and planetary well-being. He will comment on a combination of breakthroughs that might soon affect the average person such as diseases like Lyme and Malaria, gene therapies, precision medicine, synthetic brains and age reversal.