Special Events

AGES: The Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers

AGES: The Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers

Description: We are living in a genetically modified world, and the science is advancing faster than public understanding can keep up. Join us for a talk by Dan Charles, NPR food and agriculture correspondent, at the public unveiling of the GES Center. Enjoy a keynote, panel discussion, and reception. Collaboration between GES Center, Department of History and NCSU Libraries

Time/Date: 9/26/2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall

Admission Information: Free, must register. Complimentary drinks and hor d’oeuvres at reception.

Steven Druker - Oct 9, 2017

GES Lecture Series: Steven Druker

Description: Why the Lessons of Software Engineering Must Be Applied to Genetic Engineering

Time/Date: Monday, 10/09/2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Daniels Hall, Room 327

Admission Information: Free, must register.

GES Colloquium | Tuesdays from 12-1 PM | 1911 Building.

GES Calendar

September 12, 2017
  • GES Colloquium - Drs. Matsuo & Tachikawa, Gene Editing in Japan

    September 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Gene Editing & Agriculture in Japan

    Dr. Makiko Matsuo is a Project Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. She is currently engaged in Science, Technology and Innovation Governance (STIG) Education Program. She received a Ph.D. in International Studies from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo in 2016. Her areas of concern are interdisciplinary in nature and covers such issues as, Risk Governance, Risk Regulation, Global Health Issues, and Food Safety.

    Dr. Masashi Tachikawa is a professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan. Prior to joining Nagoya University, he has spent more than twenty years working for various research institutes of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. He has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Tokyo. He is engaged in research activities related to regulatory framework and risk governance issues related to transgenic crops, new breeding techniques, food nanotechnology, and synthetic biology.

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

September 18, 2017
  • What's for Dinner? A Guide To Understanding GMOs

    September 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S Main St, Moscow, ID 83843, USA

    More info here:http://www.uidaho.edu/cals/news-and-events/speaker-series
    University of Idaho Speaker Series:
    Cara Santa Maria and Fred Gould will each give a keynote address about GMO’s, followed by a short question and answer session. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion with industry experts:

    Cathy Wilson, Director of Research Collaboration, Idaho Wheat Commission
    Doug Cole, Sr. Manager of New Product Marketing and Biotech Affairs, Simplot Plant Sciences
    Elizabeth Bingham, Farmer, American Sugar Beet Grower Biotechnology Spokeswoman

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

September 19, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium - Jayce Sudweeks, GM Mosquitoes

    September 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Examining the Policy Narratives Surrounding the Releases of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    Speaker: Jayce Sudweeks, Ph.D. candidate

    ABSTRACT: In an effort to combat diseases such as dengue fever and Zika, genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes have been released in Brazil to control mosquito populations. A similar release effort was attempted in the Florida Keys, but has been delayed.

    Using the Narrative Policy Framework, this research examines the policy narratives of the various actors and coalitions involved in both the US and Brazil policy debates regarding release of GM mosquitoes and attempts to identify coalition and narrative factors that might influence the difference in release decisions.

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

September 21, 2017
  • Dr. Rebekah Rogers "Genomic disintegration in woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island"

    September 21, 2017 | 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    David Clark Labs, Rm 101, Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC

    Genomic disintegration in woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island

    Zoology Graduate Student Association and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center have teamed up to host Dr. Rebekah Rogers from UNC Charlotte (http://evolscientist.com/)

    Refreshments will be served at 3:15pm.

    *If you would like to meet with Dr. Rogers before the seminar, we will have 30 minute slots open for individual meetings between 10am-3pm. We will also have a grad student lunch from 12:00-1:00pm.

    ***Please RSVP for an individual meeting or the grad student lunch to Sean Griffin (srgriff2@ncsu.edu)

    Following the seminar we will have a departmental potluck at the home of John Godwin and Beth Hawkins (920 Merwin Road, Raleigh). The potluck will start at 6:00pm and the department will provide a main dish. Please bring a side dish or beverage to share.

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

September 22, 2017
September 26, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium - Dan Charles

    September 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

  • AAGES Event: The Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers

    September 26, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Duke Energy Hall (2nd floor), 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Together with the NC State Libraries Special Collections and Department of History, GES is creating a video archive of oral histories to document for posterity the memories and papers of the pioneers of genetic engineering. In this process, we are interviewing individuals from the first generation of researchers and regulators, many of whom are still actively working in their fields.

    Agenda:
    5:30 - 5:45: Introduction and overview of AAGES project
    5:45 - 6:30: Keynote Speaker Dan Charles
    6:30 - 7:15: Panel Discussion
    7:15 - 8:00: Reception

    Online registration: https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/ages-gmo-pioneers/
    For more information, please email sastauff@ncsu.edu

    Additional Details TBD

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

September 28, 2017
  • Science Cafe: CRISPR & the Ethics of Editing Genes

    September 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Daily Planet Cafe, 11 West Jones St, Raleigh, NC

    http://naturalsciences.org/calendar/event/science-cafe-crispr-and-the-ethics-of-editing-genes/
    What if it were possible to genetically alter wild populations of “pest” animals so that they were either eliminated or unable to threaten rare and endangered species, transmit disease, or damage crops? Such new “gene drive” technologies may be possible to create with CRISPR and other advanced gene-editing tools. The speakers for this Café are part of an interdisciplinary project exploring potential genetic approaches to eliminating invasive mice from islands where they present a major biodiversity threat through their impacts on native flora and fauna. Their work raises questions that extend well beyond the strict technical hurdles to ecological, ethical and governance challenges.

    ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

    John Godwin is a Professor of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University where he focuses on behavior and reproductive biology in a range of species including sex-changing fish and, most recently, wild house mice. Jason Delborne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University and a research leader in the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, where he studies the interactions between policymakers, scientists and the public particularly in the context of emerging biotechnologies.

    DETAILS
    Fee: Free
    Categories: Adults, Discussions, Lectures, Science Cafes, Teens
    VENUE: Daily Planet Cafe

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

October 3, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    October 3, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

October 10, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    October 10, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

October 17, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    October 17, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

October 24, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    October 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

October 31, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    October 31, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

November 7, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    November 7, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

November 14, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    November 14, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

November 21, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    November 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

November 28, 2017
  • GES Fall Colloquium

    November 28, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    1911 Building, Room 129, Current Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

    Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.
    https://wolfware.ncsu.edu/courses/details/?sis_id=SIS:2017:8:1:GES:591:002

    Add to Calendar

    Back to top

Subscribe to GES Updates

Got something to share with the GES Community? Submit your announcements, events, and publications here.