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Cohort 2 for this Seminar will gather on November 21st, 2017 at 5pm - 8pm @ Y Combinator in San Francisco.
Cellular agriculture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_agriculture) is an interdisciplinary branch of science at the intersection of medicine and farming. Cellular agriculture capitalizes on breakthroughs in tissue-engineering, material sciences, bioengineering, and synthetic biology to design new ways of producing existing agricultural products like milk, meat, fragrances, and rhino horn from cells and microorganisms [instead of whole animals].
The Seminar on Cellular Agriculture is taught by Liz Specht, a Senior Scientist with the Good Food Institute, a non-profit organization advancing plant-based and clean meat food technology. She has a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a doctorate in biological sciences from UC San Diego, and postdoctoral research experience from University of Colorado. At GFI, she works with researchers, funding agencies, entrepreneurs, and venture capital firms to prioritize work that advances plant-based alternatives, cellular agriculture, and clean meat. We love Liz, and so will you.
You will leave the seminar knowing:- What is cellular agriculture?- What are the major breakthroughs in the field?- Who are the main actors in academia and industry working in cellular ag?- What are the commercialization and cost curves for "clean" products?- What are the biggest opportunities?- How you can get involved in cellular ag as an entrepreneur or investor?