Synthetic Biology Smackdown

Alok Jha (Guardian Science Weekly, Dara O Briain's Science Club) brought the Synthetic Biology Smackdown to Dublin - as part of the SFI Speaker Series. Synthetic Biologists designed and championed a synthetic organism, then they figured out (with the help of the audience) which organism would win in a real-life battle. Synthetic biology is all about designing and engineering new life-forms, and the Synthetic Biology Smackdown is ultimate way to test these designs... think science meets Top Trumps, with a little bit of Pokemon! 

Featuring GROW YOUR OWN Curator Daisy Ginsberg, science writer Claire O'Connell, FameLab International winner Fergus McAuliffe, UCLA researcher Christina Agapakis, and scientist and broadcaster Lara Dungan.