Bio:Fiction - Science, Art- & Film Festival

13. May 2011 - 14. May 2011


Synthetic biology: life 2.0

Synthetic biology as a new form of biotechnology will not only modify organisms, but construct them from scratch. Today’s technological capabilities allow for reading and electronically storing genes, changing and synthesizing them de-novo. With that tools it will be possible to construct organisms like electronic circuits, design evolutionary processes and realize new types of applications. Synthetic biology could significantly affect our daily lifes in the future, but how are we going to shape the future of evolution? The Science, Art and Film Festival Bio:Fiction and the bio-art exhibition Synth-ethics invite scientists, artists, filmmakers and museum visitors, to discuss the scientific and technological basics of synthetic biology and its potential societal consequences.