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Engineering Life: frontiers of gene editing and synthetic biology
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe Guernesiaise
A lecture by Dr Jenny Molloy
Saturday 22nd October at 2.30pm - Frossard Theatre, Candie

New genetic technologies give us unprecedented ability to diagnose and treat disease and to precisely engineer biological organisms to produce everything from biofuels to medicines, flavours to fragrances. This talk will cover the basics of these new tools and approaches to biology, some cutting edge applications and what their future might mean for ourselves and our environment.

Dr Jenny Molloy is a molecular biologist by training and completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford investigating the use of genetics to control mosquito populations, specifically dengue and Zika virus vectors. She now coordinates the University of Cambridge Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative and OpenPlant, a UK Research Centre for open technologies in plant synthetic biology. Both initiatives apply formal engineering principles to biological systems to make novel and useful traits and have a strong focus on making research freely and openly available to benefit society. Jenny is particularly interested in this intersection of DNA and 'open source' technologies, but has general interests across a broad range of topics in genetics and synthetic biology including gene editing and genome engineering.

Free entry for Société Members and Students - £5 for non-members payable on the door.

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Forthcoming Events

Upcoming Events...

Saturday 22nd October 14:30
Lecture - Engineering Life: Frontiers of gene editing and synthetic biology by Dr Jenny Molloy, 2.30pm in the Frossard Theatre, Candie

Thursday 27th October 19:30
Lecture - "A Guernseyman at War" by Juliet Campbell at 7.30pm in the Frossard Theatre, Candie

Sunday 30th October 11:00 - 12:30
Big Seaweed Search

Wednesday 2nd November 19:45
Bat Section Meeting - Section Room, Candie at 7.45pm.

Thursday 3rd November 20:00
Ornithology Meeting, Frossard Theatre, Candie

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