Kensal Green, North West London

EatofftheMenu Smart Dinners: Synthetic Biology

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  • EatofftheMenu Smart Dinners: Synthetic Biology

Kensal Green, North West London

EatofftheMenu Smart Dinners: Synthetic Biology

August 22nd Smart Dinner Event Sold out
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Our Topic for tonight: Synthetic Biology which is the arm of Biology that aims to construct new biological entities (enzymes, proteins, genetic circuits, cells) as well as the redesign of existing biological systems. 

What do we know about Synthetic Biology or its applications and role in the modern society. Is it playing God or pushing humanity forward rightfully? Is it 
engineering or science - what’s the difference? Or has a potentially new field emerged?

Should there be a limit to what we should be allowed to genetically engineer? 

Should humans have the right to create synthetic life on other planets? 

Should we merge biology and AI? Should there be a boundary between the artificial and the natural world?

Is it ethical to produce synthetic organs?

Lets talk about all of this this Tuesday with our special guest Paola Handal,  Molecular Biology

Where does it happen? Parlour, 5 Regent St, London NW10 5LG

There is no better place to explore the evolution of British Cuisine than at Parlour in Kensal Green where the award winning Chef Jesse Dunford Wood himself is creating some of the most imaginative and inspired British dishes! 

When? 22nd of August, arriving at 7:00 PM  Food on the table 7:30 PM

What is a Smart Dinner: It is a nice opportunity to get together in a small group of people (8 max) from all walks of life that are united by their passion for a specific topic. After a brief introduction from everyone - we will dive into our love for that evening's topic. We dont have to all be experts in the topic - but we can collectively share all our knowledge on the subject and at the end of the dinner we will all be smarter about it!

Moderation and special guests:  There will be minimal moderation. There is always a chance we will have a subject matter expert guests (I will try to invite 1 such expert per event)  who will weigh in on the conversation and share some of their knowledge with us but the whole idea is to have everyone share their thoughts, experiences and ideas on the topic and not just listen to speeches. 

How much does it cost? We will charge a very symbolic amount of 8£ to reserve your seat at the table. This will cover our starters and will be a little treat from the chef. Anything else you want to eat on the day - is up to you. Treat it as a normal going out to a restaurant. 

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