Clyde A. Hutchison III, Ph.D. (Photo by Karen Tam)
- Dr. Hutchison, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, at UNC was a lead researcher on the team at the J. Craig Venter Institute that synthetically produced the myocoplasma mycoides cell (Gibson et al. 2010).
North Carolina: A World Leader in Biotechnology (September 20, 2010)
- The field of synthetic biology merits further study because of its promising potential to: make new microbes to fight cancer, and create microbes to clean up oil spills (Hsu 2010a).
- These issues are highly relevant to the UNC community, which has dedicated significant resources to cancer research and is always seeking to implement new energy saving practices.
- However, the field is also relevant academically. The study of synthetic biology is in its infancy, and thus it offers early adopters the unique opportunity to become pioneers in the field.
- At UNC we are always seeking to be research leaders in academia.
- The funding of synthetic biology research and programs is crucial for UNC to maintain its high degree of excellence in the field of biotechnology.
Write a comment