Submit your research to the Research Directions: Biotechnology Design journal

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Submit your research to our journal research question

At Bio-Futures for Transplanetary Habitats, we have been working towards a special edition to gather research on the topics presented at our symposium in 2022. Instead of a special session, we have decided to submit a research question to the new Research Directions: Biotechnology Design journal with Cambridge University Press. This question format allows for a wider range of publications such as peer-reviewed papers, but also to publish more speculative and less paper-based research in biotechnology design. You can find our question on the Cambridge Press website.

How can biotechnologies and biomaterials shape and sustain habitats in extreme and space environments?

The Biotechnology Design Journal

Biotechnology Design is a question-driven, cross-disciplinary, modular and iterative research field. Characteristics that are hampered by traditional publishing, as researchers want to explore speculative, not yet perfected models and use tools and collaborators from fields they may not be familiar with and may not traditionally work with. These researchers need a forum where biologists, engineers, AI experts and designers can come together and experiment to find the solutions that the 21st century requires -be that to find answers for food production, to build materials (for clothing, housing, everyday objects), to facilitate travel or to address health issues. Research Directions: Biotechnology Design is a fantastic opportunity to push the boundaries of research in the area to ensure smarter, more sophisticated solutions to intrinsically difficult research questions and challenges.

We would like to invite all of you to submit (preliminary) results, analysis, and impact materials to the research question if you think you have work that addresses the question. 

We are looking forward to new developments in these fields!