Event header image of double helix

Synthetic Biology – “One of the eight great technologies”

17 June 2014 | Royal Institution, London, UK

Professor Richard Kitney (photo)

In 2012 The World Economic Forum in Davos listed synthetic biology as an area which is likely to have major impact on the world economy in the future.



What is the truth of this statement and what underlies the assertion?



Find out more about the lecture

The IET Kelvin Lecture was set up to commemorate the life of three time president, Lord Kelvin who died in office in December 1907.






Find out more about the lecture history.


18:00 - Registration and refreshments
18:30 - Lecture commences
20:00 - Drinks reception
21:00 - Close



The Kelvin Lecture on 17 June was streamed live as a webcast and is available to view on the lecture webcast page.

Find out more about the webcast.


IET Systems Biology

IET Systems Biology publishes papers that take a systems and signal-oriented approach to the dynamic interactions within and between cells.

It also includes papers that analyse genomic data in order to identify variables, and basic relationships between them, where the results provide a basis for mathematical modelling and simulation of cellular dynamic.

IET Systems Biology is a useful resource for engineers and academics wanting to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in bioelectronics, biomedical engineering and micro- and nano-engineering.



Topic Partners

Prestige lecture series


Supported by

Institute of Physics logo The Royal Society logo Society for Experimental Biology (logo)