January 25, 2016
Synberc researchers Jay Keasling and Paula Hammond addressed a gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland last week at the 2016 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The Forum's goal is to improve the state of the world through international public-private cooperation. Keasling and Hammond were there to address the increasing importance of biotechnology in solving global challenges related to human health, energy and agriculture. Keasling also has served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Biotechnology.
The theme of this year's meeting was "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution." The participants considered how a new technological revolution in areas like biology will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. The Forum sought ways to respond to such a revolution that is integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.
Click here for a recap of Davos 2016.