Upcoming Speakers

Fall 2017

Colloquiums are held at 12 PM in the 1911 Building, Room 129. If you would like to attend lunch with speakers, contact Jason Delborne. Speaker nominations should also be sent to Jason.

All Students: Please register for the Colloquium (GES 591, Section 002; Class #8721) for 1 unit if you are able to do so (note that the official course lists the incorrect time and location). Showing formal participation in our GES Colloquium – even after the IGERT students have completed their requirements. This helps our Center over the long-term. GES 591/002 can be taken multiple times for credit.

DateSpeakerTitleRelated Link(s)
8/22/2017Student UpdatesWelcome back lunch with Neomonde!
8/29/2017Todd Kuiken, Sr. Research Scholar, GES CenterSynthetic Biology and the UN Convention on Biological DiversityAbout Todd
9/5/2017Sumit Dhole, Postdoc, Biomath;
Michael Vella, PhD student, Biomath
Population Genetics of Gene Drives
9/12/2017Makiko Matsuo, University of TokyoGene Editing & Agriculture in JapanAbout Makiko
9/19/2017Jayce Sudweeks, PhD student, SPIAGM Mosquito ResearchAbout Jayce
9/26/2017Daniel Charles, NPR Food & Agriculture CorrespondentMyths, Memories, and History of Agricultural BiotechnologyGES Event:
Untold Stories of GMO Pioneers
10/3/2017TBD
10/10/2017Steven Druker, Alliance for Bio-IntegrityAltered Genes, Twisted TruthAbout Steven
10/17/2017Keith Edmisten, Prof of Crop Science, Cotton Extension SpecialistAbout Keith
10/24/2017Sally Van Wert, Bayer CropScienceAbout Sally
10/31/2017Tom Wedegaertner, Cotton Inc.Ultra Low Gossypol CottonseedTom on ResearchGate
11/7/2017Joel Ducoste, Prof of Environmental Engineering;
Cranos Williams, Assist Prof, EnBiSys Lab
About Joel
About Cranos
11/14/2017Sarah Evanega, Cornell Alliance for ScienceAbout Sarah
11/21/2017No meeting
11/28/2017TBD

Past Speakers

Fall 2016

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  • Aug. 23 – Lunch and review of GES participant activities
  • Aug. 30 – Scott Johnson (NCBC): A California Convert in King Fraley’s Court, observations on a lifetime of ag biotech business activity
  • Sept. 6 – GES particpants: Continuation of review of GES participant activities
  • Sept. 13 – Nick Storer Dow Agro: Resistance Management for GE Crops (Nick is also speaking on the 12th in Entomology)
  • Sept. 20 – Terry Medley (Dupont): Emerging Technologies: Regulatory and Public Policy Impacts
  • Sept. 27 – TBD
  • Oct. 4 – Doug Gurian-Sherman: Genetic Engineering Past and Future: Asking the Wrong Questions, Missing Opportunities
  • Oct. 11 – Zack Brown and others (NCSU): Discussion of OECD-sponsored workshop on gene drive.
  • Oct. 18 – Kent Redford (Archipelago Consulting): Ethics of genetic engineering in wildlife conservation.
  • Oct. 25 – Elizabeth Pitts and Megan Serr (NCSU): Teaching about Ethics of Biotechnology Communication
  • Nov. 1 – Katie Davis & Tiche Munyikwa (Syngenta): Industry approaches to risk assessment.
  • Nov. 8 – Michael Doyle (recently Director of Florida Keys Mosquito Control District): Public engagement about potential US release of GE mosquitoes: Lessons Learned
  • Nov. 15 – Tim Schwab (Food & Water Watch): Conflicts of Interest in GMO Science

Spring 2016

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  • Jan. 19 – Joseph Herkert: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering
  • Jan. 26 – Craig Yencho: Sweet Potato Breeding for Developing Countries
  • Feb. 2 – Javier Lezaun and Christiaan de Koning: Governance of GE insects
  • Feb. 9 – It’s Practically Impossible to Define GMOs
  • Feb. 16 – Gregor Wolbring: From Precision Knowledge to Precision Genetic Interventions
  • Feb. 23 – Todd Kuiken
  • Mar. 1 – Karl Campbell: Island Conservation
  • Mar. 15 – Laura Privalle: Ag Biotech Crops – Are They Worth the Hype – a Retrospective
  • Mar. 22 – Students in our program
  • Mar. 29 – Heike Sederoff
  • Apr. 5 – Ignite Talks – Cohort 1
  • Apr. 12 – George Hess: Killing for Conservation
  • Apr. 19 – Ignite Talks – Cohort 2
  • Apr. 26 – Ignite Talks – Cohort 3

Fall 2015

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  • August 25 – Lunch and review of coming year
  • Sept. 1 – Eric Sachs: Monsanto
  • Sept. 8 – Sarewitz article discussion
  • Sept. 15 – Open Discussion
  • Sept. 22 – Carla Barbieri
  • Sept. 29 – Michael Waltzkin: Duke Science and Society Program
  • Oct. 6 – Greg Jaffe
  • Oct. 13 – Paul Thompson: Michigan State University
  • Oct. 20 – Seralini Paper: Jason, Matthew, Andy
  • Oct. 27 – Pam Marrone
  • Nov. 3 – Gene Drive Discussion: Jennifer, Caroline, Johanna
  • Nov. 10 – Gene Drive Discussion: Jennifer, Carolina, Johanna
  • Nov. 17 – John Ryals
  • Nov. 24 – TBD

Fall 2014

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