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Issues in Biotechnology:
The Way We Work With Life
Dr. Albert P. Kausch

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The Mechanics of DNA
Lecture 1
Introduction and Overview - Biotechnology:
Panacea or Pandora’s Box
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Dr. Albert Kausch is Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Rhode Island. He received his Bachelors’ degree from the State University of New York in Biological Sciences and both his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. From there, he conducted his Postdoctoral Research at The Rockefeller University in New York . At Rockefeller, he did seminal work on protein import to chloroplasts which defined the transit peptide using some of the first transgenic plants. That technology is now used in all genetically modified crops

 

Dr. Kausch’s research program currently concentrates on molecular and genetic improvement in crop plants. He is recently involved with research on the genetic modification, advanced genetics, and breeding of plants used for bioenergy. Dr. Kausch’s laboratory also conducts research on hybrid plant production and biofortification of rice and maize for agriculture in developing countries. He is a co-founder of a new company, called Plant Advancements, which will help

commercialize the results of basic agricultural research into

Issues in Biotechnology:
The Way We Work With Life
Dr. Albert P. Kausch
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A Sweeping General Survey on Life and Biotechnology
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Issues in Biotechnology:
Biotechnology, Our Society and Our Future

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Issues in Biotechnology:
The Way We Work With Life
Dr. Albert P. Kausch

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BCH 190

Section I.

The Mechanics of Life and
General Biotechnology
A Sweeping General Survey on Life and Biotechnology
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The University
of Rhode Island

Issues in Biotechnology:
The Way We Work With Life
Dr. Albert P. Kausch

life edu.us

The Mechanics of DNA
1. Introduction and Overview Biotechnology: Panacea or Pandora’s Box 2. Setting the Stage: What is Science?
A Sweeping General Survey on Life and Biotechnology
A Public Access College Course
© life_edu
The University
of Rhode Island

Biotechnology
Dr. Albert P. Kausch

An Eye-opening Experience
Into What is Happening Now
&
The Opportunities for the Future
DNA, Biology and Biotechnology
What Needs To Be Done

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Issues in Biotechnology:
The Way We Work With Life
Dr. Albert P. Kausch

life edu.us

The Mechanics of DNA
Lecture 1
Introduction and Overview - Biotechnology:
Panacea or Pandora’s Box
© life_edu

What are the most significant human
accomplishments over the last 100 years?

Landing on the moon
Nuclear power
Antibiotics
The internet
The Haber-Borsch reaction

What are the most significant human
accomplishments in history?

Fire
Language
The Wheel
Agriculture
Writing
DNA Technology

We are in a crisis

We are in a crisis
Environment
Climate Change
Global Foreign Policy
Wars
Energy
Diminishing Fossil Fuel Reserves
World Food Resources
Water Availability
Human Health
Expanding Global Population
In a crisis we will innovate

World population is growing
faster than increases in resources
with massive consequences to the environme
There are now six
billion people on
the
planet
There will be ten
billion by 2025
Can we feed the world
in the future?

Can agriculture be
sustainable?

An Essay on
The Principle of Population
Thomas Robert Malthus,

Who will feed the world
in the next 20 yrs?

90% of the population increase
in the next 30 yrs will be in
third world cities
1.2 billion people live on less
than one dollar per day
3.0 billion people live on less
than two dollars per day
Developing countries go from
vegetarian to...
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