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CBE/CSEP, ENGR 230, Career Talk Presents: Nicholas Genovese, Ph.D., CSO & co-founder Memphis Meats, Thurs., May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2pm in Elings #1601

 

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Nicholas Genovese, PhD

CSO & Co-Founder

Memphis Meats

Thursday, May 10, 2018

2:00pm-3:00pm, Elings #1601

*Lightrefreshmentswillbeprovided*

RSVPat: https://forms-csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu/forms/PDS/Registration.php

Farming Meat from Cells: A Modern Approach to Accelerating Agriculture

 

Abstract:  Memphis Meats began with a mission- to radically change how meat arrives to the table by decoupling its production from the corporal boundaries of an animal. For millennia, the practice of animal husbandry was refined to supply our civilization with meat as a reliable and accessible means to palatable nutrition, beginning with the domestication of livestock and continuing through the modern industrialization of agriculture. Recent advances in developmental biology, tissue engineering and bioprocess manufacturing have spurred the domestication of cells as a non-canonical approach to the production of meat. This presentation with will explore the progress and opportunities toward bringing meat to the consumers, from cells to product.