Dr. Robin Scheffler - Genetown: Biotechnology and Inequality in Greater Boston

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Virtual Event

This week we have Dr. Robin Scheffler from the Genetown!

Genetown: Biotechnology and Inequality in Greater Boston

The Greater Boston Area is the most vibrant cluster of biotechnology in the world, but this exists alongside stark inequalities in access to itsproducts. Examining the history of how the industry developed will help illustrate how inequality and innovation can coexist, and suggestalternate strategies for biomaking fun the future.

The Genetown Hotbed community highlights the organizations that comprise the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries in Massachusetts. The Genetown Hotbed Map is printed on thousands of promotional pieces and distributed at major life science events and career fairs throughout the annual campaign, while the Genetown Hotbed Page keeps the BioSpace audience informed of the daily activities and events throughout the region.

Link to register: https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/1416155848970/WN_Cj8y_vPhTJ6Uogx3kXlphQ

More about this seminar series:

Often advances in biotechnology have been limited to those who have the resources and ability to access these technologies to better health, the environment, and more. We currently face an age where challenges in health equity and access and more can be addressed with advances in biotechnology and education. 

In the Huang-Hobbs BioMakerspace and MIT BioMakers community, we would like to promote “biomaking” organizations where biotechnology is developed and used to solve local and global problems that everyday citizens and people face. In this speaker series, we’ve invited a range of speakers who are leading biotech companies, non-profits, and citizen scientists looking towards making the realm of biomaking for social good possible.

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Academic, Career Development, Diversity/Inclusion, Entrepreneurship

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