Other events in Montreal EN

Technology and biology

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:00 pm (Petite Cafe Campus)
Café campus, 57 Rue Prince Arthur E,
QC H2X 1B4
Our lives contain more and more tech that is able to do more and more amazing things. Can digital devices engineer new organisms? Can technology engage more than our sense of sight? Find out with us over a pint!

Automating Synthetic Biology with Digital Microfluidics

James M. Perry (PhD candidate)
Synthetic biology is the science of building new and improved GMOs as well as engineering microbes to produce valuable chemicals. The process of re-working these organisms requires extensive laboratory equipment and personal. Researchers have sought to build compact systems which shrink-down and automate the operations of a lab onto a chip-sized device. An emerging ‘lab-on-chip’ paradigm called digital microfluidics is at the heart of our lab’s research and is being developed to automate synthetic biology.

Adding Touch to Technology: The Next Frontier of Sensory Interaction

Colin Gallacher (Founder of Haply Robotics)
The 19 th and 20 th century saw humanity build many tools to capture and playback the sensory inputs around us. We built telephones and radios to digitize and recreate sounds. We built cameras and televisions to capture and replay sights. Yet today, arguably our most fundamental sense, touch, is absent from much of our technology. This century will see us tackle a new sensory challenge, how to integrate touch into the digital technologies
that are becoming more and more engrained in our way of life.