Jessica Green, Ph.D., is a TED2010 Fellow and TED2011 Senior Fellow, professor at the Santa Fe Institute and founding director of the innovative Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center that unites biology and architecture to achieve healthier facilities. Jessica also serves as associate professor of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon, http://biology.uoregon.edu/people/Green/.
She is an engineer and ecologist specializing in biodiversity theory and microbial systems. According to Jessica’s bio on the TED website, “Jessica envisions a future with genomic-driven approaches to architectural design that promote sustainability, human health and well-being?She is currently spearheading efforts to model buildings as complex ecosystems that house trillions of diverse microorganisms interacting with each other, with humans, and with their environment. This framework uses next-generation sequencing technology to characterize the ‘built environment microbiome’ and will offer site-specific design solutions to minimize the spread of infectious disease and maximize building energy efficiency.”
More info about Jessica here: http://www.ted.com/speakers/jessica_green.html
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Director Biology and Built Environment Center http://biology.uoregon.edu/biobe/
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