The Role of Synthetic Biology in Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Reduction:
Prospects and Challenges
On December 3rd and 4th, 2019, Boston University will host a workshop aimed at assessing the extent to which Synthetic and Systems Biology (SSB) can contribute to addressing the climate change challenge. A small group of thought leaders will gather to determine whether there is a consensus on the extent to which SSB can contribute to reduction in the atmospheric CO2 concentration, and discuss the many potential direct and indirect responses such approaches might provoke.
Participants will include leaders in ethics, science, policy and economics, so that any consensus reached will reflect consideration of a broad spectrum of complex challenges and potential benefits of biologically driven CDR.
This workshop is supported in part by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and by the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, and the College of Engineering at Boston University