In the last two years our initiative has developed enormously. We started in 2017 in Ringberg by bringing together the world top scientists on synthetic cell research – including three Nobel laureates – to define the scientific vision on building a synthetic cell with a bottom-up approach.
In 2018 and 2019 we worked hard on coupling this scientific vision into a path towards a new revolutionary technology, that uses knowledge produced on the route towards a synthetic cell for all kind of applications. We presented and discussed the potential and current limits of this technology with representatives from industry, policy makers, European politicians, and the public opinion.
The result of all this work will be a Science and Technology roadmap describing the 10-20 year route towards the synthetic cell technological revolution and its broad range of applications, from health, to sustainable production of all kind of materials, to green energy.
In Madrid we will discuss about this roadmap, that will be presented to the European Commission soon after this symposium.
The symposium is by invitation only, with participants from science, industry and policy makers.
A list of participants can be found HERE.
Headquarters of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), in Madrid.
Serrano Street 117
Directions to CSIC Headquarters – (download the directions with map HERE)
1.- From Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport to the Venue
2.- From Atocha Train Station to the Venue
Prof. Marileen Dogterom, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft, Netherlands
Prof. Petra Schwille, Max-Planck Institute Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
Prof. Hagan Bayley, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Prof. Cees Dekker, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft, Netherlands
Dr. Laurent Blanchoin, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
Dr. Manuel Théry, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
Prof. Germán Rivas Caballero, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)