Prof. Shoseyov Lecture: Will molecular biology and nanobiotechnology transform agriculture and medicine as we know it?

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Since the dawn of history, mankind used biological materials for his existence: Wood for shelter, animal meat for food, fur for clothing and in the recent years even animal tissues such as pig heart-valve for human transplantation. Man exploited its presence at the top of the food-chain without great considerations of sustainability and compassion. Molecular biology and nano-biotechnology change the way we can produce our materials. Plants will soon become the factories of our planet.

Prof. Oded Shoseyov from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel will present Human collagen produced in tobacco greenhouses for medical implants and organs for transplantation. Biological drugs such as human antibodies now-days produced inexpensive mammalian tissue culture thus cost 10s-100s of thousands of USD for patient per year, making them affordable for only 1 out of 1000 people in the rich world will soon be produced in plants at a small fraction of the current cost thus make it available for everybody even at  less privileged countries. Agriculture will change the shape of our future.  

Peer into the future with Professor Shoseyov, co-author of more than 160 scientific publications, inventor or co-inventor of 50 patents and recipient of many awards including 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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Charles Hawker Conference Centre

Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide

Waite Road

Urrbrae, 5064

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  • 06 Oct 2017

    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Charles Hawker Conference Centre

Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide

Waite Road

Urrbrae, 5064