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Café Scientifique: All in the Genes
Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm–9:00 pm$5 – $12
A happy hour forum for science and culture, Cafés offer a unique experience for adults to explore our world from distinct and surprising viewpoints—drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life. Enjoy lively talks on a variety of topics led by guest speakers from the University of Minnesota and beyond along with the atmosphere of the Bryant Lake Bowl theater in Minneapolis.
Doors open at 6pm; food & drink are available for purchase prior to the presentation.
Featured Speakers: Jim Bradeen, Deepak Harith and Atena Haghighattalab
James Bradeen is a professor and head of the Plant Pathology department (CFANS), where he researches sustainable and durable genetic solutions to important crop diseases, resulting in reduced grower and environmental costs associated with frequent pesticide applications
Graduate student Deepak Haarith‘s research focuses on finding a suitable fungal biocontrol agent against soybean cyst nematode, studying the molecular warfare involved.
As the CFANS Phenomics Lead, Atena Haghighattalab is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the needs of plant scientists, emerging engineering technologies, and relevant informatics capacity at UMN. Through this assessment, she’s been surveying peer institutions worldwide, developing a model for delivery of resources in phenomics, an area of biology concerned with the measurement of phenomes (a phenome is the set of physical and biochemical traits belonging to a given organism) as they change in response to genetic mutation and environmental influences.
Jim, Deepak, and Atena will be present three diverse approaches to plant health research and how they hope to impact food crop security around the world.
Tickets available online (click here) or the night of the event.