Interactions of Biotechnology with Human Physiology and Function (Hybrid)

Thu Dec 15 2022 at 11:00 am to Fri Dec 16 2022 at 03:00 pm

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - Keck Center | Washington

Board on Life Sciences
Publisher/HostBoard on Life Sciences
Interactions of Biotechnology with Human Physiology and Function (Hybrid)
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This hybrid workshop will explore a selection of cutting edge biotechnologies and critical issues related to their development and use.
About this Event

The National Academies invites you to a hybrid workshop, which is open to the public and will be available for remote attendance via webcast. There is limited space for in-person attendance. If you have additional questions about attending in person contact Andrew Bremer at [email protected]

The ongoing biotechnological revolution, aided by advances in engineering and the computing and information sciences, has brought about a new generation of biotechnologies that interact with the human body in very different ways. These technologies hold high transformative potential in many contexts, and are accompanied by complex policy and security implications. This workshop will explore a selection of these cutting edge biotechnologies and critical issues related to their development and use.

An ad hoc workshop planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will organize and convene a public workshop to explore cutting-edge biotechnologies that interact with human physiology and function. Through discussions with members of the associated standing committee, the workshop planning committee will identify specific biotechnologies of interest to highlight at the workshop. Speakers will present on recent advances and current and possible future applications of selected biotechnologies; their effects (both beneficial and harmful) on human physiology and function; drivers of the research, development, and application of these technologies; and critical societal implications and responsible innovation considerations associated with the use or adoption of such biotechnologies. The speakers also will explore the innovation ecosystem(s) for these biotechnologies, including workforce, infrastructure, and policy and governance needs.

Specifically, this workshop will focus on biotechnologies that have enabled or may enable discoveries of interconnections along the gut-brain axis and highlight recent research to identify immune, metabolic, and other mediators between the gut and enteric nervous system. Speakers will explore innovations in sensing or mediating connections along the axis, and biotechnological or other needs that may advance a mechanistic understanding of these connections. Through interactive sessions, the workshop will also examine systemic changes in the research enterprise that might support beneficial convergence of ideas and technologies across relevant fields.

This workshop will be convened by the National Academies’ Standing Committee on Biotechnology Capabilities and National Security Needs. The presentations and discussions at the workshop will be documented in a workshop proceedings-in-brief, written by a rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.

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National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - Keck Center, 500 Fifth St NW, Washington, United States

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