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LIFE AS IT COULD BE: ASTROBIOLOGY, SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF LIFE, Sept 28, 2017, Library of Congress, DC, 9:00am-6:00pm ET

The John W Kluge Center of the Library of Congress will hold a day-long seminar on September 28, 2017 on “Life as it Could Be:  Astrobiology, Synthetic Biology, and the Future of Life.” Luis Campos, the 2016-2017 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, will host the event, which will take place from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET in Room 119 of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson building on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

The event is free and open to the public.  It will be filmed and a video placed on the Kluge Center website and YouTube playlist.

Participants are:

  • Luis Campos – Associate Professor, Department of History, University of New Mexico and current Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
  • Mary Voytek – Senior Scientist for Astrobiology at NASA
  • Nicola Twilley – Contributing Writer, newyorker.com
  • Giada Arney – NASA Goddard
  • Betul Kacar – University of Arizona
  • Jason Kelly – Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Valerie Thompson – Book Review Editor, Science Magazine
  • Jennifer Joy and Benumerata Muhammad
  • Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg – Royal College of Art
  • Andy Gracie – Digital Artist
  • Joe Davis – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stefan Helmreich – Anthropologist of Science, MIT
  • Antonio Regalado – Senior Editor MIT Technology Review
  • Markus Schmidt – CEO and founder, Biofaction

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm