This workshop will explore whether and how synthetic biology can be used safely, securely, and responsibly beyond containment. We will assess what prerequisites should be met before we can consider using synthetic biology beyond containment; identify global challenges that may require use beyond containment, such as biodiversity, climate change, food security, and infectious diseases. The dialogue will provide an opportunity to share concerns and opportunities, understand what work is already underway, and what next steps we should take. Participation will be drawn from key intergovernmental and international organizations, leading academics, and policy makers. We will also work to draw in perspectives from often under-represented groups, such as indigenous peoples and young scientists and engineers.
Wilton Park reference number: WP3073