CRISPR’s Impact on Society and Science

Thursday, November 16, 11:15 - 12:00 PM

Speaker(s): Matthew Clark, PhD

Room #: Swan 10

CRISPR is dominating headlines, and it will continue to do so, both in scientific publications and in the lay press. The latter will drive curiosity and fantasy—for example, a recently released “thriller” novel focuses on CRISPR, and Jennifer Lopez is said to be working on a television series based on the technology. But more importantly, for scientists who can keep ...

Bridging the Gap in Precision Medicine: Connecting Researchers With Biospecimens Through Technology

Thursday, November 16, 2:30 - 3:20 PM

Room #: Parrot

Data show that more than 80 percent of researchers limit the scope of their work due to inadequate supply of human biospecimens. At the same time, millions of specimens pass through the healthcare system each year, but end up thrown away or banked indefinitely in biorepositories. These specimens could be put to better use in research, but hospitals and other ...

Exploring the Future of the Laboratory Environment: The Lab2050 Initiative

Thursday, November 16, 3:30 - 4:20 PM

Room #: Parrot

The Laboratory of the Half Century—LAB2050—is a Smith­GroupJJR initiative to dig deep into scientific trends, technologies and eco­nomics that will shape design concepts of laboratory environments in the coming decades. From our LAB2020 and LAB2030 initiatives, we saw our predicted lab trends’ rate of adoption accelerating at a rapid pace—it was time to take a generational approach and look to ...

Partnering in Space: A Frontier for Innovation

Friday, November 17, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Room #: Osprey Ballroom

The space-based environment has become an increasingly attractive destination for research, developing new technologies and manufacturing. This panel session will explore the opportunities and commercial prospects for R&D activities in low-Earth orbit and onboard the International Space Station (ISS). These platforms enable interactions where the effects of micro-gravity can accelerate life science and physical science discoveries and also where a ...

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