Kai Simons: A Balance of High Tech and Low Tech

Humans face the challenge of dwindling resources. Simons suggests that engineers of the future will be inspired by biologists’ understanding of cells to design efficient high tech solutions. However, he makes a strong argument for a balance with low tech solutions that are simple, efficient and use very little energy.

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About the Speaker

Kai Simons is a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. He is a pioneer in studying lipid rafts in cell membranes and continues this research today. Simons has received numerous honors including membership in the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

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