Ricardo Salvador – Why the future of agriculture cannot be like the history of agriculture | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

January 26, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

The existential quiz that will tell us whether humanity deserves to survive on planet Earth....

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Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

Spring 2021 Virtual Welcome Lunch | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

January 19, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

The Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium is a seminar series that brings in speakers to present and stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to existing and proposed biotechnologies and their place within broader societal changes....

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Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

Samantha Thomas- Challenges of Global Vegetable Seed Production and Delivery | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

November 17, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Last GES Colloquium of 2020! Sam Thomas joins us from Bayer Crop Science to discuss production and delivery challenges faced by the global vegetable seed industry in an increasingly complex regulatory environment...

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Anna Stepanova – Building a synbio toolbox to monitor and control plant hormone activity | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

November 10, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Stepanova will talk about her group's efforts to harness the power of synthetic biology and develop new molecular tools to visualize the activity of plant hormones and gain tighter control over spatiotemporal patterns of gene expression....

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Election Day! Vote then watch an old colloquium | GES Colloquium

November 3, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

In lieu of colloquium, we are encouraging everyone to vote today, then if you have some free time you can pick a past colloquium to watch from our video archive. ...

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Katie Barnhill-Dilling – Environmental Justice Reconsidered: Epistemic Dominance in the Governance of Environmental Biotechnologies | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 27, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Barnhill-Dilling with a discussion on the critical importance of recognition of identity and worldview as foundational to broader environmental justice in the governance of environmental biotechnologies. ...

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Louie Rivers – Decision Heuristics and Biases, Community Engagement and Justice | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 20, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

How our conceptualization of cognitive decision making biases and heuristics influences how we engage with underserved communities around issues of justice. ...

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Andrew Flachs – Choices and performances in Indian GM cotton fields | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 13, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Seeds are tools to ask how promising technology including GMOs and organic certification is used, learned, and adapted by farmers with consequences for rural wellbeing and sustainable agriculture....

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Leo Fidjeland and Linnea Våglund – Pink Chicken Project | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 6, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Pink Chicken Project suggests changing the color of the entire species Gallus gallus domesticus - using the recently invented CRISPR Gene Drive technique - coloring the geological trace of humankind, pink!...

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Rodolphe Barrangou – Catching up with the CRISPR craze | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 29, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

A discussion of the applications and implications of CRISPR-based technologies in Food, Ag, and beyond....

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Jeremiah Fasano – Regulatory Decision-Making Tools for Novel Food Technologies | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 22, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

While the sections of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act governing food ingredient regulation have remained largely unchanged since the passage of the Food Additives Amendment of 1958, the FDA has shown that it is able to effectively regulate ingredients manufactured using new technologies under these existing broad statutory authorities to ensure the safety of substances added to food....

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Sarah Richardson – How to Win Friends and Influence Bacteria | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 15, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Bacteria rule the planet and we are going nowhere without their blessing....

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RaJade Berry James – Cultural Perceptions of GM Foods | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

September 8, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Regarding Genetically Modified Foods, does historical reality and social skepticism still matter? It depends....

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CLASSES CANCELLED – Anna Stepanova rescheduled to Nov. 10

September 1, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Dr. Stepanova rescheduled to Nov. 10...

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Owain Edwards – Accelerating evolution: Engineering resilience in corals to elevated sea temperatures | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

August 25, 2020 | Patti Mulligan

Coral bleaching can be prevented by replacing the coral's symbiotic microalgae with strains that have been made more heat tolerant using assisted evolution....

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