Experience of the UK Synthetic Biology Roadmap
Discussions about the COBRA Roadmap at BioChemIT2012 were introduced by Dr Jane Calvert, a member of the Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, Innogen, who is based at the University of Edinburgh.
Jane reflected on her experience of being involved in the writing of A Synthetic Biology Roadmap for the UK which was published by the Technology Strategy Board. She gave insights into the role and impact of a roadmap and emphasised the importance of considering social and ethical issues as well as the scientific and technical issues.
Following Dr Calvert's presentation there was discussion of both roadmaps in general and the COBRA Roadmap for European Biogical and Chemical Information Technology in particular.
Slides from the lecture are available here.
Photograph: Dr Calvert delivering her lecture.