In the decades to come, advances in biotechnology could bring new risks to both humans and ecosystems. This research focuses on investigating and mitigating the worst possible of these risks, those that could threaten human civilization itself. This interdisciplinary initiative is a collaboration with the Future of Humanity Institute. It utilises a variety of tools ranging from dynamical systems and stochastic processes to case studies and public policy.
Andrew Snyder-Beattie holds degrees in biomathematics and economics and is currently pursuing a DPhil under the supervision of Professor Mike Bonsall and Professor Doyne Farmer. Andrew also works as research director at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, where he coordinates a number of research, recruitment, and fundraising activities. Before coming to Oxford, he previously worked in environmental risk assessment and at MetaMed, a medical research startup.