Our annual Spring Dinner was held on Saturday, 28th March, at Carlson Hall of Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass., starting at 6:30p.m.
We were fortunate to have as our speaker the distinguished scientist and engineer James Collins. Professor Collins read for his D.Phil. in medical engineering as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. He is now a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Boston University. For his pioneering research in engineered gene networks, gene regulation and the development of noise-based sensory prosthetics, Professor Collins received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award" in 2003, becoming the first bioengineer to receive this honor. The title of his talk was “Biology by Design”.
Stephen J. McCarthy, Corpus Christi (Oxon.), President of the Society