Implementing the New Biology: Decadal Challenges Linking Food, Energy, and the EnvironmentBoard on Life Sciences
End: June 4, 2010
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Public workshop on meeting the intertwined challenges of increasing food and energy resources in a context of environmental stress, in which participants will:
- Identify a small number of concrete problems for the New Biology to solve - problems that are important and urgent (and therefore inspirational), intractable with current knowledge and technology, but perhaps solvable in a decade.
- Identify the knowledge gaps that would need to be filled to achieve those goals.
- Identify conceptual and technological advances essential to achieve those goals.
Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event
Using the New Biology approach to achieve carbon neutrality in food and biofuel production could stimulate new scientific discoveries, energize the public, and motivate a new generation of students, participants at the first in the New Biology workshop series concluded. The workshop was intended to provide concrete examples of societal challenges related to food, energy, and the environment that would benefit from the New Biology approach t... More >>