International Workshop "Ethical, Philosophical and Political Issues of Synthetic Biology"

Fri, 11-01-2013; 01:00
10:00 hrs. Sala Menéndez Pidal 0E18
10:00-10:15 Andrés Moya (Chairman. Institut Cavanilles of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology - University of Valencia)
Presentation: "Synthetic Biology: ethical and social challenges"
10:15 - 10:45 Kepa Ruiz Mirazo / Alvaro Moreno (University of the Basque Country – UPV/EHU)
“Synthetic Biology: challenging life in order to grasp, use or extend it”
10:45 - 11:15 Pere Puigdomènech (CRAGENOMICA – CSIC)
“A European Reflection on Synthetic Biology”
11:15-11:45 Discussion
11:45-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-12:30 Joachim Henkel / Robert Lüttke (Technical University of Munich)
“Intellectual Property issues in Synthetic Biology”
12:30-13:00 Emma Frow (University of Edinburgh)
“Negotiating Standards in synthetic biology”
13:00-13:30 Discussion
13:30-15:45 Lunch
15:45- 16:00 Jordi Maiso (Chairman. Centre of Human and Social Sciences – CSIC)
“Presentation: Political Issues of Synthetic Biology"
16:00-16:30 Carlos Romeo Casabona (University of Deusto / Committee of Bioethics of Spain)
“The assesment of synthetic biology by the National Ethic Comissions: the report of Spain and Portugal"
16:30-17:00 Catherine Heeney (Centre of Human and Social Sciences – CSIC)
Ethics and the empirical: ways of approaching biotechnologies and techniques”
17:00-17:30 Discussion
17:30-17:45 Coffee Break
17:45-18:15 Vincenzo Pavone (Centre of Human and Social Sciences – CSIC)
“Science, Bioeconomy and the Rise of Neoliberal Nature”
18:15-18:45 Markus Schmidt (Biofaction, Austria)
“Towards sustainable development with synthetic biology: opportunities and risks"
18:45-19:15 Discussion
Organized by: 7FP – Standardization and orthogonalization of the gene expression flow for the robust engineering of NTN (new-to-nature) biological properties
Registration: synbioregist [at]