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October 23, 2013
Radhika Nagpal: Exploring a Collective Intelligence [video]
Radhika Nagpal works with experimental biologists to develop a better understanding of collective intelligence in social insects through the application of computer science.

May 6, 2012
Don Ingber: Innovation Inspired by Nature [audio]
Terrence McNally interviews Wyss Institute founding director Don Ingber for the radio program, "Stories of a World that Just Might Work," which aired originally on California's public station, KPFK.

February 4, 2012
Joanna Aizenberg: TEDxBigApple [video]
In a talk titled Extreme Biomimetics, Joanna Aizenberg displays fascinating processes in nature and discusses how we can mimic these processes to improve our daily lives.

October 25, 2011
James Collins: World Technology Summit [video]
Dr. Collins received the 2011 World Technology Award for Biotechnology in recognition of his work in synthetic biology and antibiotic drug discovery. In this presentation at teh WTN Summit, he discusses the emerging field of synthetic biology.

May 19, 2011
Donald Ingber: Inaugural Bagrit Lecture [video]
Donald Ingber discusses his life's work at the inaugural Bagrit Lecture at Imperial College London.

April 27, 2011
Donald Ingber: Serendipitous science [video]
Donald Ingber explains how taking an undergraduate sculpture course while learning how to culture cells led to an unexpected breakthrough in understanding cellular construction.

March 4, 2011
Don Ingber and Chuck Hoberman: Keynote addresses at the Adaptive Architecture Conference [video]
"How to create life." Learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology from two leaders in the field.

Septmeber 21, 2010
George Church and Pam Silver: HMS Talks@12 [video]
"How to create life." Learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology from two leaders in the field.

March 15, 2010
Donald Ingber: Longwood Seminar Series [video]
"When engineering meets medicine: How engineering plays a role in medicine today, and what this might mean for the future of medical care." [Note: Dr. Ingber begins his talk 12 minutes into this video.]

June 13, 2009
Donald Ingber: Dartmouth Medical School Class Day Lecture [transcript]
"Tales of Discovery From a Life Without Borders: We live in a nonlinear world where moving forward step-by-step in a straight line doesn't always get you to where you want to be."

June, 2009
Donald Ingber: Ecological Urbanism [book excerpt]
"Bioinspired Adaptive Architecture and Sustainability." Ecological Urbanism, at its essence, represents the challenge of establishing a new order in architecture in which there is harmony between people, the buildings they inhabit, the cities they construct, and the natural environment in which they live.

May 18, 2009
George Church: The Big Think [video]
On the global online forum The Big Think, George Church offers his perspective on everything from the social impact of science to the future of genomics.

March, 02, 2009
Donald Ingber: Lecture on U.S. R&D Agenda on Capital Hill [transcript]
There is a problem here in terms of how the U.S. government currently funds research and development, and it’s recognized worldwide.

Oct. 21, 2008
Jim Collins: Boston University University Professor Lecture [video]
"Biology By Design." Dr. Collins gives a sense of "what synthetic biology is, what it's not, where it came from, and where it's going."

March, 2008
Rob Wood: Fly Robot, Fly [article]
"There is no more rewarding moment for roboticists than when they first see their creations begin to twitch with a glimmer of life. For me, that moment of paternal pride came a year ago this month, when my artificial fly first flexed its wings and flew."

We've won a Webby Award!

Wyss Institute is a winner of the 2012 Webby Awards in the Science category.