Come join us for a team-based competition to develop pitches for biotechnology innovations that are socially responsible. Participants each receive a $30 Amazon gift card, Free Lunch & a chance to win a Wolfpack sweatshirt.
Note that the GES Colloquium on 4/18/23 with Brian Donovan of BCBS Science Learning has been canceled and will be rescheduled for the fall of 2023.
"Ghost" variables are instances where variables like socially defined race are assumed to be biological and act as a proxy for a number of variables that affect microbiome research like red-lining or environmental racism. We continue this discussion by examining the executive summary of the NASEM Report "Using Population Descriptors in Genetics and Genomics Research: A New Framework for an Evolving Field". This report provides multiple recommendations to replace the use of ghost variables with more appropriate descriptors. In this upcoming Journal Club, we will review the report's recommendations and how we can apply them in our own work.
Final GES Colloquium of the spring semester! AgBioFEWS students will discuss their experiences teaching Responsible Research and Innovation principles to undergraduates during a recent Dolphin Tank workshop. Note, this seminar will be held IN PERSON in 1911 Building, Room 129, and will not be recorded.
Join us for a lunch roundtable with Bartow J. Elmore, author of the critically acclaimed book Seed Money: Monsanto's Past and Our Food Future, which presents an international ecological history of the Monsanto Company (now Bayer), shedding light on the intricate relationship between this corporate giant and global food systems.