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The night before SB5.0 started, students and postdocs got together for the first ever Synthetic Biology Slam. Presenters had five minutes to talk about their vision of synthetic biology and their big idea for the future. One of my favorites was by Evan Clark, a member of the Brown-Stanford iGEM team and the Stanford spoken word poetry club:

Definitely check out the other great slam videos on the SynBioSlam YouTube channel (including but not limited to this one about sourdough bread, this one about beer, and this one by me), and if you’re in Boston you can register for the second slam coming up on September 23rd!

Christina Agapakis About the Author: Christina Agapakis is a biological designer who blogs about biology, engineering, engineering biology, and biologically inspired engineering. Follow on Twitter @thisischristina.

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