Upcoming Educational Webinars

The Genesis Machine: Programming the Living World

Andrew Hessel, Microbiologist and Geneticist

Thursday June 2, 2022

9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm London, 6pm Continental Europe

TICKETS: $20
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About this Event:

The Genesis Machine: Programming the Living World

 

Imagine slowing aging to a crawl, delicious meats that don't involve killing animals, and homes that are grown from seeds. These innovations are not so far away according to geneticist and microbiologist Andrew Hessel. In this webinar, he'll introduce the fascinating world of synthetic biology, where living cells can be programmed the way we program computers. If you haven't heard of synthetic biology yet, you're not alone, but it's already touching your life in multiple ways. It's growing so fast that it could reshape major industries, from petrochemicals to pet care in the coming decades. But it comes with big challenges, too, including how regulators can create guardrails to keep innovation from going off dangerous cliffs. You'll be left wanting to learn more about this amazing field.

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SPEAKER

ANDREW HESSEL

Microbiologist and Geneticist

Andrew Hessel is a microbiologist and geneticist who has worked on the leading edge of genomics, bioinformatics, and synthetic biology. He is the co-founder of Humane Genomics Inc., a company developing virus-based therapies for cancer. He is a co-founder of the Genome Project-write, the international scientific effort working to write large genomes, including the human genome. Andrew is also the author of The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthethic Biology

The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale

John A. List, Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago

Thursday September 15, 2022

9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm London, 6pm Continental Europe

TICKETS: $20
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About this Event:

The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale

 

“Scale” is probably a term you’ve heard before—a buzzword amongst Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech start-up circles. But at its core, “to scale” simply means to achieve a desired outcome when you move from a small group—of customers, students, or citizens—to a much larger one. And it’s not just for start-ups. Scaling ideas underpins all social and technological progress, since, as List says, “the innovations that change the world are those that reach the largest number of people.”

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SPEAKER

JOHN LIST

Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

John A. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Australian National University, as well as the chief economist at Lyft and, previously, at Uber. He has served on the Council of Economic Advisers and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, in­cluding the AAEA’s Galbraith Award. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Slate, and The Washington Post, and on NPR, NBC, and Bloomberg. List has authored over 250 peer-reviewed jour­nal articles, several academic books, including national bestseller The Voltage Effect.

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