Prof Johnjoe McFadden

Prof Johnjoe McFadden

Ethics for Immortality

Johnjoe McFadden is Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Surrey and editor of Britain’s leading text book on molecular biology. He obtained his PhD at Imperial College London and went on to work on human genetic diseases and then infectious diseases, at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. For more than a decade, Professor McFadden has specialised in examining the genetics of microbes such as the agents of tuberculosis and meningitis. He is the inventor of the world’s first successful test for and was the leader of another team that was the first to successfully use artificial life computer programmes to model key transition stages in evolution. Quantum Evolution: the New Science of the Life Force is his first book for a popular audience. He has published more than 100 articles in scientific journals on subjects as wide-ranging as bacterial genetics, tuberculosis, idiopathic diseases and computer modelling of evolution and has edited a book on the genetics of mycobacteria. He has lectured extensively in the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan and his work has been featured in radio, television and national newspaper articles.

Events

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    Super Human You in a Super Human World: Gene Editing, Robotics and Ethics

    20th Sep 2017