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CANCELLED | GES Colloquium

March 17, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

With the new public health policies put in place this week and the extension of Spring Break due to the coronavirus COVID-19, colloquium is cancelled on March 17. Moving forward, we will continue with colloquium as an online course, either via Mediasite or Zoom. We will send out more information as it become available....

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Jose Alonso – Implementing recombineering to study gene function in plants | GES Colloquium

March 3, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Alonso to discuss how high-efficiency homologous recombination in bacteria facilitates the study of gene function in plants...

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Darrell Stover – Science Poetry: Case of the Two Rita’s | GES Colloquium

February 25, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

What is science poetry and how is it that we can have two women named Rita successful in two seemingly separate fields, literature and microbiology, providing inspiration for science communication? The poem, "The Two Rita's," examines the time parallels of the contributions of Rita Dove and Rita Colwell....

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Elizabeth Bennett – Synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation | GES Colloquium

February 18, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Elizabeth Bennett, of Wildlife Conservation Society, on the possible applications of synthetic biology to biodiversity conservation, and their pros and cons...

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Steve Evans – Reflections on 30 Years Traversing the Ag Biotech Landscape | GES Colloquium

February 11, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Recent technology advances have re-ignited interests in broadly deploying engineered organisms in open environmental releases. Have learnings from the past been incorporated into current development and discourse, or are we setting up simply to re-plow the same ground?...

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Phil Howard – Consolidation in the Global Seed Industry: Drivers and Impacts | GES Colloquium

February 4, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

The seed industry has changed dramatically in recent decades, with >60% of global proprietary seed sales controlled by just four corporations—now facing increasing public opposition and the emergence of alternative sources. ...

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Career Panel in Risk Science | GES Colloquium

January 28, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Are you interested in pursuing a career in risk science? If so, please join us to hear from 5 panelists who represent a range of careers in various aspects of risk, including: assessment, communication, governance, and management. ...

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Kevin Gross – Burning money? The inherent inefficiency of grant proposal competitions in allocating research funding, and possible alternatives | GES Colloquium

January 21, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

The effort researchers waste in writing proposals may approach the total scientific value of the research that the funding supports. Could lost efficiencies be restored either by partial lotteries, or by funding researchers based on past scientific success?...

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Sir Charles Godfray – Open Discussion | GES Colloquium

January 14, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Discussion with students reflecting on Professor Godfray's 1/13 keynote address. No livestreaming. ...

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Beyond Burger vs. Impossible Burger Taste-Off | GES Colloquium

January 7, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

For lunch, we will be holding a tasting of two widely publicized 'plant-based meat' products, the Beyond Burger (courtesy of Hardee's) and the Impossible Burger (courtesy of Burger King). How is this related to Genetic Engineering & Society? Come to the Colloquium to find out....

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Public Perceptions of Enviro-Pig through Public Engagement Projects | GES Colloquium

December 10, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

This presentation will explore public attitudes about the Enviro-Pig, a new use of genetic engineering to reduce phosphorus content in hog waste streams...

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Kate Creasey Krainer, Grow More Foundation | GES Colloquium

December 3, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Grow More Foundation is an NGO comprised of internationally-recognized scientists enabling science to solve global agricultural problems by bridging developed world resources with developing world orphan crop staples....

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CALS News – Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research

December 2, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Mollie Rappe, Dec 2, 2019 | NC State Distinguished Professor Fred Gould shares his journey to interdisciplinary research on genetically modified pests and beyond, as well as the challenges he overcame along the way....

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EUDAIMONIA - Biotechnologization of the Soul?

Emilia Tikka – EUDAIMONIA (Art’s Work/Genetic Futures) | GES Colloquium

November 26, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Artist Emilia Tikka will talk about her interdisciplinary practice combining storytelling methods, feminist technoscience and speculative design, following with an introduction to her work Eudaimonia....

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Cami Ryan on being a social scientist in the Ag industry | GES Colloquium

November 12, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Cami Ryan joins us from Bayer CropScience and explores the challenges of food, technology, and societies through the lens of a “boundary spanning” personal narrative: a social scientist working in the ag industry....

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