November 23rd, 2016
3:30 - 9:30 pm
UBC, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Brought to you by MIGSS (Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Student Society) and ECOSCOPE (Ecosystems Services, Commercialization Platforms & Entrepreneurship)
“From Test Tube to Table”, the second Bridging the Gap between Life Sciences and Politics conference at UBC, invites students, scientists and interested members of the general public to examine factors that influence research directions and outcomes in the life sciences. With an emphasis on genetic engineering technologies, we will review how novel scientific breakthroughs find their way from the test tube into the political debate and ultimately in our homes. The event aims to bridge the gap between science and politics by providing attendees with insights on science policies, debating the complex factors behind the topic, and equipping them with a more advanced understanding. It strives to engage scientists and the broader community in politics, science policy making, and science communication.
The overall framework of the event is composed of a series of workshops, each conducted by an expert in a particular field, and a panel discussion followed by a networking reception.
There will also be a Mitacs and Thermo Fisher Scientific booth.
Food and refreshments will be served!
ECOSCOPE, PWIAS, UBC100, Faculty of Science, Microbiology & Immunology Department, e@UBC, ThermoFisher Scientific