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Developing a Research Agenda for BE CCS Crops – AgBioFEWS Cohort 2 Group Project | GES Colloquium
April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Developing a Research Agenda for BE CCS Crops
AgBioFEWS Cohort 2
An interdisciplinary agenda to studying the impacts of bioengineered crops for climate change mitigation
Agriculture is one of three sectors that produces the largest amount of carbon emissions. Multiple steps are being taken to reduce carbon emissions, but one new area being studied is carbon capturing and sequestering (CCS) crops. Research groups like the Salk Institute are currently bioengineering (BE) crops to improve crops’ CCS capabilities. Understanding the potential impacts of this technology requires multiple perspectives. Using a socio-technical lens, we identify gaps in current research on BE CCS crops. From these gaps, we are developing various recommendations for funding agencies to support this technology’s interdisciplinary study and assessment
AgBioFEWS Fellows are Ph.D. candidates across multidisciplinary fields of study working together to examine Agricultural Biotechnology in Our Evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems. In addition to their primary graduate program, Fellows also earn a graduate minor in Genetic Engineering and Society. Cohort 2 includes Jabeen Ahmad, Jaimie Choi, Joseph Gakpo, Andrew Hardwick, Salvador Cruz Matus, Dana Mugisa, Sandy Ramsey, Delecia Utley, and Sebastian Zarate.
GES Colloquium is jointly taught by Drs. Jen Baltzegar and Sumit Dhole, who you may contact with any class-specific questions. As conditions allow, colloquium will be held in-person in Poe 202, as well as live-streamed via Zoom (at least January will be 100% virtual). Please subscribe to the GES newsletter and Twitter for updates .