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Engineering biology everywhere: expanding access to the most important technology of our age

Wednesday 20 March: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

Biology is technology and it’s key to a sustainable future for people and planet. How can more people shape this future, from better crops and cleaner fuels to new medicines? Shuttleworth Fellow Dr Jenny Molloy explores how open source technologies, frugal innovation and community efforts enable biological research by more people in more places than ever before.

Jenny Molloy is a Shuttleworth Fellow at the University of Cambridge, studying the role and impact of open approaches to intellectual property for a sustainable and equitable bioeconomy. In particular she researches the potential for local, distributed manufacturing of enzymes to improve access and build capacity for biological research. In addition to her role in the University, she is a founding Director of Biomakespace, a community laboratory for engineering with biology, and she co-organises the international Gathering for Open Science Hardware.

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