Angela Belcher

Using nature to grow batteries

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Filmed Jan 2011 at TEDxCaltech
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Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. In her talk, she shows us how it's done.

Angela Belcher
/ Biological engineer

Angela Belcher looks to nature for inspiration on how to engineer viruses to create extraordinary new materials.  Full bio.

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