Biotech Talks - NewSilk

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session, tutorial or event


Synthetic biology is becoming an essential part of our everyday life. Researchers around the globe are developing and exploring new technologies. New biotechnology companies are established, designers and artists are fascinated by biodesign and bioart, and science laboratories open for the public are emerging. But what is synthetic biology? What are the aims, methods, and possible implications?

Biotech Talks I is organized by the cross-disciplinary NewSilk research project team. The NewSilk project studies how to produce new types of silk-like materials in the context of synthetic biology. In addition to fundamental material research, it has established a dialogue between material sciences and design. One of the aims is to explore potential ways for collaboration and to communicate alternative views of the material future.

The main target audience of the webinar is the general public interested in biotechnology.
Period10 Sept 2020
Event typeSeminar
Conference number1
LocationEspoo, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Interdisciplinary
  • Synthetic biology
  • Design
  • Materials