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Science Sundays Upcoming Talks
SCIENCE SUNDAYS, a free lecture series open to the public, provides a wide range of current and emerging topics and issues in science that touch our everyday lives. Speakers are experts in their fields from on campus and around the world with experience in making their topics interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages, with or without a science background.
Science Sundays is presented the College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers and institutes.
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Parking is available in the Ohio Union Garage South.
April 12, 2015
Craig Mello – A Worm's Tale: Secrets of Evolution and Immortality
Lecture: Wexner Film/Video Theater, 3-4 p.m.
Reception: Wexner Cafe, 4-5 p.m.
Nobel laureate Craig Mello will talk about how everything alive today shares a nearly 4 billion year-old common ancestry. Humans — even scientists — cannot conceive of or understand the the implications of such a timescale, and consequently, always underestimate living things. Hear about the remarkable mechanisms organisms use to program gene expression, and ways scientists and physicians are learning to use them as tools.
But, what this talk is really about, he says, is the excitement of science and the ever-unfolding and deepening mysteries of life.
Mello won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for the discovery of RNA interference, a type of gene silencing. He is investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and co-director, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
SCIENCE SUNDAYS is a free, public lecture series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the following participating science centers and institutes:
Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD)
Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)
Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP)
Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI)
Center for Emergent Materials (CEM)
Center for RNA Biology
Institute for Population Research (IPR)
Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI)
Lectures are typically held the second Sunday of each month during the regular academic term.