At the corner of epidemiology and anthropology, please join us for a discussion about the depth and breadth of social science. Our first guest, Nick Allen, is a graduate student in epidemiology (the social science about how disease spreads) and disaster preparedness at St Louis University, who has done work for Bayer/Monsanto and is currently working at Mercy Hospital. Our second guest, Dr. Laura Miller, is a professor of Anthropology and Japanese Studies at the University of Missouri St. Louis.
Discovering lipids as indicators to improve outcomes during sepsis and chemical terror events with Dr. David Ford, director of the Saint Louis University Center for Cardiovascular Research and professor at the Saint Louis University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology .
Feed your mind and your belly with a discussion about GMOs at a favorite St. Louis pub. Larry Gilbertson of Bayer will provide the food for thought. Also come find out the science behind fracking with Korey Harvey, a scientist from NGA.
GMOs and Gene Editing in Agriculture and Food
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have played an important role in medicine and agriculture for decades. The use of GMOs in global agriculture has a long track record of safety, and has brought many benefits to farmers, however public debate surrounds the technology. Dr. Gilbertson has been developing GMO crops for more than 20 years at Bayer Crop Science, and will discuss the science and public debate related to GMOS, the potential of gene editing, and answer your questions on these topics.
Hydraulic Fracturing: A Discussion with a Petroleum Geologist
An open discussion on what is hydraulic fracturing ('fracking'), legislation, impacts, and recommendations. The goal will be to educate attendees on how to be the most informed on this topic and how to identify misinformation.