Human Practices

,,How can society influence our project and how can our project influence society?”

In the Human Practices part of our project  we  take a step out of the lab and  ask ourselves the questions: “What is synthetic biology?”, “What can we do with synthetic biology?” and, “What is the effect of synthetic biology on the society?.” In order to answer these questions we envision our project in a social or environmental context. Based on results obtained from experts and the general public  we  improve our project by adapting it to the needs of society in that specific context. Thus, these three main questions are the driving force of our Human Practices.

Through  this path we are encouraged to explore the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of our work, as well as the biosafety and biosecurity. The Human Practice part of our project helps us to broaden our horizon and trains us, the next generation of biological engineers, to create the best solution for societal problems using synthetic biology.

Here below you can find all of our Human practise related events.

Foldscope

September 7, 2019

Foldscope

  Are you ready to start exploring the world of microorganisms and see the humongous biodiversity of the world from a first row seat? Register now for our event through the link below (Ticketshop)! Upon arrival we will show you how to use Foldscope microscopes in a fun way. We will guide you into the world…

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Blog posting

July 5, 2019

Blog posting

From July to November you will be able to follow our journey in a monthly blog on Biotechnologie.nl and Nemokennislink.nl. Here, you can read about events and meetups we go to, but also about exciting steps in the lab. Our blogposts are being alternated with posts from iGEM Leiden, so you will have something to…

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eXplore eXtracurricular

May 24, 2019

eXplore eXtracurricular

  During the eXplore eXtracurricular event organised by the TU Delft, special projects had the opportunity to showcase their work to students from the campus. iGEM TU Delft was among the projects present. During this event we had a lot of fun showing our project to new people and talking about synthetic biology. From this…

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