Synthetic Biology, Politics and Philosophy Workshop

  • Meacham, D. (Organiser)
  • Miguel Prado Casanova (Organiser)

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Synthetic Biology, Politics and Philosophy Workshop: he workshop brought together a number of social scientists, philosophers, computational biologists, genetic engineers, and artists working on synthetic biology to stimulate multidisciplinary deliberation and insights into the political challenges and philosophical ideas emerging at the cutting edge of innovation in synthetic biology. The event was coordinated by Darian Meacham (Director for Responsible Research and Innovation at BrisSynBio) and Miguel Prado Casanova in conjunction with BrisSynBio. BrisSynBio is a multi-disciplinary research centre that focuses on the biomolecular design and engineering aspects of synthetic biology, and has been established as one of six Synthetic Biology Research Centres in the UK. BrisSynBio is funded predominantly by the BBSRC and EPSRC, and has a number of other academic, industrial and public-facing partners. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a cross-cutting theme in the centre. Its offices are at the University of Bristol Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, UK BS8 1TQ. As a BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre, BrisSynBio is one of the leading research centres in the UK on synthetic biology. The event was organised as an activity of the NAPSTER Project (New Anthropology in Philosophy, Science, Technology and Engineering Research), funded by the University of the West of England, Bristol, PI: Darian Meacham.
Period8 Jul 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBristol, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Synthetic Biology
  • Political Theory
  • Philosophy
  • responsible research and innovation