Fresh Sparks for a Green New Deal
Climate change is the elephant in the room for the 21st century. Recent innovations have given us new tools to turn a decades-old conversation on environmental concerns. We will explore how vegetarian lab-grown meat and food contamination diagnostics address pertinent problems in global food sustainability. We will also learn of how advances in machine learning are redefining power management towards efficient and renewable energy sources.
Wednesday 22 May - Doors open at 6.30pm - Event starts at 7.00pm
32 Carpenter St , Singapore 059911
Ong Shujian & Nicole Tan Yue Ying
Undergraduate students, National University of Singapore
From Bench to Butcher: Lab-grown pork belly
Pork is the most consumed meat in the world. In Asia, demand has risen in recent years and is not expected to slow down any time soon. Among the different cuts of pork, pork belly is especially popular in Asia, ranging from the Chinese Hong Shao Rou, to the Japanese Chashu and Korean barbecue. However, present methods of meat production are unsustainable. Intensive farming of pigs is unethical and poses environmental and health problems. How can we secure our meat supply for the next generation? In this talk, we will be presenting on a more sustainable approach to produce meat, leveraging on scientific research anddevelopment. We will be sharing our motivation, current progress and future goals.
Dr. Sheetal Sinha has a PhD in Biophysics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. At Biopsin, she is working on rapid and accurate microbial detection for F&B, FMCG and healthcare industries. She is an expert in microbial interactions & detection and is one of the few people in the world who can build the core technology. In her professional career, she has collaborated with more than ten eminent professors across the world and has published in several top-tier journals.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) / Co-founder / Founder, Resync Technologies
Dr Jayantika Soni is the co-founder and CTO of Resync Technologies, an early-stage startup in the domain of intelligent energy management. Since late 2017 she and her team at Resync are making power systems with renewables more efficient by advanced control and machine learning algorithms. She holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the National University of Singapore and a bachelors from IIT (BHU), Varanasi.