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POSTPONED: BANR Symposium – Disruptive Biotechnologies in Forestry and Agriculture

April 30 - May 1

Free

Symposium: Disruptive Biotechnologies in Forestry and Agriculture

James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, Duke Energy Hall, North Carolina State University

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Biotechnology has the potential to address a wide range of grand challenges – from food security to climate change resilience, sustainable farming to restoration of lost species. What will the impacts of these emerging technologies actually be, which stakeholders are being considered (or ignored), and what does responsible innovation and governance look like in these disparate areas? Join us for a two-day symposium focused on these topics and more.

Cost: Free, including lunches on both days
Attendees may indicate their interest in participating in the poster session when registering

Speakers include:

  • Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Forestry and Environmental Resources and Genetic Engineering and Society at NC State University
  • Jason A. Delborne, Associate Professor of Science, Policy, and Society in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University, and Genetic Engineering and Society Center Executive Committee Member
  • Fred Gould, Distinguished University Professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University; member of the NASEM Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Khara Grieger, Senior Research Scholar at the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University
  • Inés Ibáñez, Associate Professor and PI of the Forest Ecology Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan
  • James W. Jones, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Crop Modeling in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida
  • Michael S. Jones, Ph.D. Candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State University
  • Adam Kokotovich, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Forestry and Environmental Resources and Genetic Engineering and Society at NC State University
  • Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, and Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University
  • William A. Powell, Professor and Director, Council on Biotechnology in Forestry at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Co-Director of the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project
  • Keerti S. Rathore, Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology at Texas A&M University
  • Charles W. Rice, Chairman of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and University Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University
  • Robin Schoen, Director of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Heike Sederoff, Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology and Chair of the Systems and Synthetic Biology Cluster at NC State University
  • Venkatesan Sundaresan, Distinguished Professor in the College Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis
  • Jack Wang, Assistant Professor and PI of the Forest Biotechnology Group in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University

Presented by NC State University Genetic Engineering and Society Center, College of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina Center for Biotechnology and the Society for Risk Analysis.

 

Details

Start:
April 30
End:
May 1
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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