About this event
The COVID-19 pandemic that has caused the world to go into lockdown came as no surprise to biologists worldwide – viral outbreaks happen all the time. However, one thing has been determined: the UK was not in a good state of preparedness to deal with SARS-CoV-2.
Synthetic biology can allow scientists to prepare for future outbreaks: from being able to set up synthetic biology workflows that can rapidly pivot to suit demand for testing, to aiding in vaccine and therapeutic development. This begs the question, why were countries so underprepared?
Where can synthetic biology make the biggest impact in a pandemic and what can we learn from COVID-19?
And perhaps most importantly, what are the barriers that are stopping us from utilising this science before the next pandemic?
Join us in a global discussion on the capabilities of using synthetic biology for preparing for future pandemics, with examples from COVID-19.
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Front Line Genomics is a genomics-focused media company, with a social mission to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster. We organise the Festival of Genomics, digital events and webinars. We also produce reports and operate a content-rich website.
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