Syn Bio Expo, Tues 25th - Sat 29th April
14 April 2017
If you could change your DNA, would you?
In the short 5 years since it was harnessed as a genome engineering technique, CRISPR has already started to revolutionise biological research. As potential applications of the technology make headlines in the media, there is a growing understanding that CRISPR might have the potential to transform the world around us.
With high profile scientists and bioethicists weighing into debate, it is becoming clear that there is a need to engage the public in a dialogue surrounding the applications of CRISPR and Synthetic Biology based research. SynBioExpo is a collaborative exhibition which is aiming to start this conversation in Bristol, inviting members of the public to come along and explore the current realities and future possibilities of CRISPR.
SynBioExpo has been developed by Bristol-based artists Imogen Coulter, Claudia Sticker and Theo Wood and PhD students in the School of Biochemistry Grace Mullally, Joe Hawksworth and Amber Knapp-Wilson. The exhibition has been made possible by support from BrisSynBio and Vivid Biology.
Admission to the exhibition is free, and runs from Tuesday 25th April to Saturday 29th April. Open 10am – 6pm daily in the Space Gallery, 6 West St. Bristol BS2 0BH.
You are also more than welcome to come along to the opening night on Monday 24th April from 6pm onwards.
For more information, see the Facebook event.