George Church is a pioneer in personal genomics and synthetic biology, and today is lab is simultaneously working to make humans immune to all viruses, eliminate genetic diseases, and reverse the effects of time. George will join SynBioBeta founder John Cumbers for a conversation about the state of the synthetic biology industry. In light of SARS-CoV-2, we’ll also ask what the coronavirus pandemic means to innovation, our community, and our relationship with society. We’ll discuss:
— What George is seeing from his corner of the world
— What synthetic biology is doing well, and what work remains to be done
— How the novel coronavirus changing the relationship between science and society
— How George sees the future of health, medicine, and industry
George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Church is widely recognized for his innovative contributions to genomic science and his many pioneering contributions to chemistry and biomedicine. He developed the first direct genomic sequencing method and helped initiate the Human Genome Project, leading to a revolution in science and medicine whose impact is still being realized.