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Foresight Institute is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986 on a vision of coming revolutions in technology that will bring extraordinary opportunities, as well as unprecedented challenges: “If we push in the right directions — learning, teaching, arguing, shifting directions, and pushing further — then we may yet steer the technology race toward a future with room enough for our dreams.” —K. Eric Drexler, Engines of Creation

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We invite you to join our Six Months In Member Gathering! Happening June 25th, check out more here: mailchi.mp/foresight/six-months-in-member-gathering ... See MoreSee Less

We invite you to join our Six Months In Member Gathering! Happening June 25th, check out more here: https://mailchi.mp/foresight/six-months-in-member-gathering

Thank you so much to Tina Kaarsberg, Technology Manager at the Department of Energy for joining the Foresight Molecular Machines group to give us an overview of the Advanced Manufacturing Office's program in atomically precise manufacturing and nanocarbon metals.

Video is now up on our Youtube channel!
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2021 Foresight Fellow in Biologically Inspired Engineering

Tom has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is working as a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at Harvard since 2018.

Tom is interested in the ways in which biological macromolecules mediate ion transport in living systems to produce emergent functions that enable complex life. For example, the opening and closing of ion channels in insulating membranes underlies the function of the nervous system, and the precise deposition of salts from solution onto protein templates enables the formation of skeletal structures such as bone with controlled morphologies.

He seeks to learn from these processes and apply the lessons to the design of synthetic materials. His current research focuses on using responsive chemistry and polymer physics to control the generation of electrical signals and the growth of crystals in polymeric systems.

aizenberglab.seas.harvard.edu/people/thomas-schroeder
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2021 Foresight Fellow in Biologically Inspired Engineering

Tom has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is working as a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at Harvard since 2018. 

Tom is interested in the ways in which biological macromolecules mediate ion transport in living systems to produce emergent functions that enable complex life. For example, the opening and closing of ion channels in insulating membranes underlies the function of the nervous system, and the precise deposition of salts from solution onto protein templates enables the formation of skeletal structures such as bone with controlled morphologies. 

He seeks to learn from these processes and apply the lessons to the design of synthetic materials. His current research focuses on using responsive chemistry and polymer physics to control the generation of electrical signals and the growth of crystals in polymeric systems.

https://aizenberglab.seas.harvard.edu/people/thomas-schroeder

Huge thanks to Aubrey de Grey from SENS for hosting this Foresight Biotech & Health Extension session on whether we are optimally leveraging the longevity potential of COVID-19. Check out the video here:

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