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Fall 2019 Petri Dish Series

Petri Dish fall 2019

October 9

Life as We *Don't* Know It

The ability to create cells from scratch promises to answer fundamental questions about life and provide new pathways to treating cancer, tackling antibiotic resistance, cleaning up toxic sites and more. It could also give clues about the many forms life could take on other planets. Join us for a lively, unscripted discussion about the opportunities and potential pitfalls of synthetic biology. 

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Program starts at 7 p.m. 
Location: Urban Growler 

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November 13

Putting a Price on Biodiversity Loss

Drones, satellites, and other new technology allow measurement of biodiversity as never before, at a time when climate change, habitat destruction, and over-harvesting are causing unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss. Can better measurement of biodiversity along with better science linking biodiversity conservation to our own quality of life be used to slow or halt the rate of loss of biodiversity? Join us November 13, 2019 at Urban Growler in St. Paul as we explore the new opportunities that advances in science generate and the political and economic challenges to halting biodiversity loss. 

Panelists:

  • Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Coordinating Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Americas Assessment. 
  • Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics
  • Patrick Hamilton, Director of Global Initiatives, Science Museum of Minnesota

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Program starts at 7 p.m. 
Location: Urban Growler 

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Posted 
September, 2019