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Science Cafe' at Cook Library: Should We Engineer the Mosquito

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease that has no known cure. Can synthetic biology and genetically engineered mosquitoes be the answer to fighting this disease?

Join Dr. Sarah E. Morgan, Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, Dr. Joseph R. Lott, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, Dr. Donald A. Yee, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Shahid Karim, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, on Wednesday, September 7 in the Polymer Science Auditorium at 6 p.m. for a lively and in-depth discussion about synthetic biology and genetic engineering and the related ethical and societal aspects.

The event is free and open to the University community as well as members of the general public. The café begins at 6 p.m. with refreshments provided at the conclusion. Contact Tracy Englert, Science and Technology Librarian or Dr. Sherry Herron for more information.

This program is hosted by University Libraries and Dr. Sherry Herron, Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education and is supported by a grant from the National Informal Science Education Network (NISENet).

Registration is requested, but not required, at http://tinyurl.com/cafeforum

 
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