Teen Programs

Teen SciCafe

January 4, 2017

Students listening to lecture by Scientist

Do you want to learn about what research scientists are doing out in the field? Join us for interactive discussions with scientists from across the country to learn about their research and how it relates to the world we live in!

 

courtesy of Agricultural Research Service

courtesy of Agricultural Research Service


Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - No More Mosquitoes?

Wednesday, 1/4/17
*Free event & refreshments*
 
Speaker: Dr. Leslie Vosshall – Rockefeller University, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robin Chemers Neustein Professor

Imagine a summer free from mosquito bites. Using genetic modification, should we push eradication to the extreme and rid the world of an annoying, and sometimes deadly, pest?

CRISPR gene editing is widely used by biologists as the DNA programming tool of choice to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. Could this lead to the eradication of mosquitoes? And is that something we would actually want to see? Join Rockefeller University professor Leslie Vosshall as she demonstrates what is— and what will be—possible.

Date: Wednesday, January 4th
Time: 4:30-6pm - Doors open at 4pm
Location: The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Entry: TBD - Will be included in your reminder email prior to the event
*Free admission & refreshments*

RSVP Now to ensure a spot: http://bit.ly/TSCJan2017

Questions? Email TeenSciCafe@amnh.org
Follow #AMNHTeenSciCafe on Twitter

The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.
This Teen SciCafe is generously supported by The Pinkerton Foundation.