We worked with several units and programs across the Stanford community.
Department of Bioengineering
Measure, Model, Make. A rapidly growing and ever-evolving field of study, bioengineering combines engineering and the life sciences in ways that advance scientific discovery, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, education and policy.
Stanford Synthetic Biology
Synthetic Biology (SB) explores new forms of engagement with life and living systems. From molecular to ecological, cultural to political, SB is about understanding life's fundamental mysteries and translating knowledge to imagine a biotic civilization that flourishes in partnership with Earth. The Stanford Synthetic Biology community enables interdisciplinary activities, supporting an ecosystem of research and learning. Our holistic approach encompasses diverse areas of work, each exploring fundamental questions and possibilities with the ultimate desire of addressing societal needs.
We worked with a number of different organizations beyond the university to advance our activities for global impact.
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition.
Global Futures Council on Synthetic Biology
Dr. Palmer is serving as Co-Chair of the WEF Global Futures Council on Synthetic Biology to develop a narrative of the ideal future states of synthetic biology and a roadmap to ethically realizing those visions.