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Rise and fall of plants in the tropics
Erica Barroso (PhD student)
How do species originate and why do they go extinct? One way of investigating which forces create new species is by comparing rain forests at similar latitudes and climatic conditions that have clear differences in species richness. When current environmental data is not enough to explain the patterns that we see in nature, we use evolutionary biology to understand which forces shape the living world. In my talk, I will explain how we use molecular biology and fossil data to investigate how the evolutionary history of living organisms is related to past geological or climate changes
Game of resistance to antibiotic
Join us on this entertaining activity and get to know more on how bacteria get resistant to antibiotic
Reprogramming Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology
Cauã A. Westmann (PhD student)
Two hundred years ago, an industrial revolution powered by steam and mechanization has completely changed our society. In this talk, I will focus on how the field of Synthetic Biology has created a new revolution by itself. I will address how we can design microorganisms and multicellular systems for a range of different processes such as synthesis, bioremediation, biocomputing, and even the production of living materials Finally, we will also discuss recent controversial topics such as the revival of extinct animals, “CRISPR babies”, and the importance of biosafety.
Join us for a pub quiz and win some prizes.