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SynBioBeta State of the Industry Town Hall with James Collins


Jim Collins is a Core Faculty member at the Wyss Institute. He is also the Termeer Professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Biological Engineering and Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT and is affiliated with the Broad Institute. His research group works in synthetic biology and systems biology, with a particular focus on using network biology approaches to study antibiotic action, bacterial defense mechanisms, and the emergence of resistance. James will join SynBioBeta founder John Cumbers for a conversation about the state of the synthetic biology industry. In light of COVID-19, we’ll also ask what the coronavirus pandemic means to innovation, our community, and our relationship with society. They’ll discuss:

  • How synthetic biology has surpassed expectations, and the work that remains
  • What his experience tells him about his outlook on the coronavirus response
  • How coronavirus is shaping the public relationship with science
  • The most important trends of the next five years

This event will be happening virtually.

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