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April Science Café, featuring Thom Saunders
April 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hosted by the University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, April’s Science Café topic “Designer Genes? Genetic engineering in the age of CRISPR” will feature the BRCF’s own Thom Saunders, Transgenic Animal Model Core Director. More details below.
Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub
Wednesday, April 11
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
New technology makes gene editing easier. Its use is being explored to correct diseases caused by genetic mutations, to fight cancer, and even to learn about human evolutionary adaptations, and its potential is amazing. We’ll explore the capabilities and research that CRISPR Cas9 gene editing brings, as well as its ethical, legal, and social implications.
Speakers include Jody Platt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the U-M Medical School, Daniel Thiel, doctoral student at the U-M School of Public Health and Department of Sociology, and Thom Saunders, Director of the U-M Transgenic Animal Model Core.
Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current research topics with experts in an informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.; program 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited—come early.
This Science Café is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society.
The member’s reserved seating is now full. Please arrive early for seats.