Synthetic Biology for the Senses at Cambridge Science Festival

  • Downing Site Downing Street Cambridge, England, CB2 United Kingdom

Plants and microbes make a wonderful variety of colours, scents, tastes and textures. OpenPlant is teaming up with the SAW Trust and Cambridge Synthetic Biology SRI to run Synthetic Biology for the Senses at the Cambridge Science Festival, an active and crafty stand where visitors can discover transcription and translation with our friendly robot, learn about the principles behind synthetic biology and how it is applied to make pigments, perfumes and flavorings, and create a synthetic flower to take home.

Come down and join the fun!

Cambridge and Norwich SynBio scientists willing to volunteer at the stand for a couple of hours, please contact me at colette.matthewman@jic.ac.uk

Nicotiana benthamiana by Aymeric Leveau (John Innes Centre) Shared on Norwich Research Park Image Library under CC BY 4.0

Nicotiana benthamiana by Aymeric Leveau (John Innes Centre)
Shared on Norwich Research Park Image Library under CC BY 4.0