Bacteria – Foe & Friend, KTH Life Science Technology Day 2017

Most welcome to the KTH Life Science Technology Day 2017. This year our event centers around the theme "Bacteria - Foe & Friend.

The theme includes e.g. technologies for meeting challenges associated with antibiotic resistance, ranging from societal level to treatment of infections, as well as technologies for using bacteria for the benefit of mankind. The preliminary program has Christopher Voigt from MIT who will talk about his research on synthetic biology that combines engineering disciplines with life sciences in a highly unexpected way, e.g., Prof. Voigt has developed a programming language that “compiles” into DNA in a bacterium. The second invited speaker is Bryan Tracy, CEO and co-founder of White Dog Lab, which focuses on developing and commercializing novel technologies that use bacteria to address global challenges including food sustainability and climate change. These presentations will be intertwined with opportunities for gaining insight into ongoing KTH research related to the theme.