Brandon Hollingsworth on Preventing dengue using Wolbachia infected mosquitoes | GES Colloquium

October 29, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Dengue is estimated to infect 390 million individuals a year worldwide, with around 3.9 billion people at risk of infection. Currently, there are no licensed vaccinations or therapeutic treatments for the disease and control of the vector species through conventional methods has proven inefficient and costly. One possible novel vector control technique to prevent outbreaks relies on infection with the bacterium, Wolbachia....

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Lyubov Kurkalova – North Carolina crop rotations and cropland use intensity | GES Colloquium

October 22, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

North Carolina is one of the most physio-geographically diverse states in the southern U.S, resulting in the majority of the state’s crop production the eastern Coastal Plains. We analyze the dynamics of cropland use intensity here, and are developing tools to improve the precision of environmental assessments of crop production in NC....

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Modeling the impact of GM insect releases on resistance management and yields in GM crop fields | GES Colloquium

October 15, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

A novel proposed strategy combines the traditional planting of non-insecticidal refuge with releasing GM insects that are Bt-susceptible and have a repressible, female-specific lethal gene....

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CALS Spotlight on Fred Gould: How Do We Communicate Genetic Engineering?

October 15, 2019 | Guest Author

Dee Shore, Fall 2019 | NC State professor and genetic engineer Fred Gould is focused on clear communication and the public good....

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Federico Ciliberto – Valuing product innovation: genetically engineered varieties in US corn and soybeans | GES Colloquium

October 1, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Federico Ciliberto, an economist from of the University of Virginia, will discuss the welfare impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crop varieties of corn and soybeans....

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Graham Christensen – RegeNErate Nebraska: Building Nebraska’s Communities From The Soil Up | GES Colloquium

September 24, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

The presentation will highlight the issues arising from extreme vertical integration in the food production system, how extreme vertical integration is impacting our communities, and how we are redirecting our approaches in agriculture to protect the environment, as well as the farmers and the farm workers that are producing our food. The solution lies in the soil!...

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Student Spotlight: DeShae Dillard, AgBioFEWS Fellow

September 18, 2019 | Guest Author

Dee Shore, Sept. 17, 2019 | When he first set foot in Columbia, North Carolina, this summer, NC State Ph.D. student DeShae Dillard felt as though he’d arrived in another country. There, the AgBioFEWS Fellow learned more about rural life, especially the everyday challenges of farming....

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Molly Renda – From Teosinte to Tomorrow | GES Colloquium

September 17, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

A quarter-acre of the NC Museum of Art park is currently planted in a corn maze - the symbolic entrance to the exhibition ART'S WORK IN THE AGE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY. Renda will discuss the genesis of the project and introduce some of the 17 artists represented in the exhibition....

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Todd Kuiken speaking at iGEM 2017, where he served on the Human Practices committee. Credit: iGEM Foundation and Justin Knight.

Todd Kuiken – Updates and Opportunities in the International Synbio Policy Space | GES Colloquium

September 10, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 9/10/19 | Dr. Todd Kuiken will provide an update on major international treaties and discussions around synthetic biology, and ways for NC State and the broader synbio community to participate in these activities....

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First AgBioFEWS Cohort: Eastern NC Field Course Report | GES Colloquium

September 3, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

The first cohort of nine graduate students in the AgBioFEWS program spent time in Eastern NC this summer visiting with farmers and stakeholders. The students will present an overview of their experiences and discuss how these experiences have affected their perspectives on agricultural biotechnology....

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Students – 2019 Cohort

May 7, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

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AgBioFEWS Candidate Interviews

March 22, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Welcome AgBioFEWS Candidates! We are very excited to meet everyone. Friday’s activities will take place in: Duke Energy Hall, Section D, 2nd floor, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Centennial Campus, NC State Please refer to...

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2018-19 University Faculty Scholars Named

February 27, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

NC State’s 2018-19 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 20 early- and mid-career faculty [including GES Center Executive Committee Member, Jason Delborne] receive this designation due to their significant academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, research and community engagement....

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AgBioFEWS Response Form

February 19, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Please complete this application in its entirety and remember to click ‘Submit Application’ at the end. If you need any assistance, please contact us at gesocietycenter@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-2596.  ...

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GES Colloquium | Fred Gould: AgBioFEWS Potential Paths Forward – Crowdsourcing Input from the GES Community

January 29, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

GES Colloquium, 1/29/19 - Fred Gould | The GES Center is launching our new NSF-funded Research Traineeship, Agricultural Biotechnology and Our Evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems, or AgBioFEWS. We are in the process of recruiting our first cohort of students and designing details of our courses. We would like to use this colloquium to get feedback from students on faculty on a choices that we will be making. ...

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