Boston & Cambridge Biology Talks: May 19th through 25th

Every week, I compile a list of biology-related talks at the universities and museums around the Boston Metro Area.

A pdf of this week’s complete list can be found here. (PDF includes links to event details.)

This week’s highlights include:

Talk Title that Could Most Easily Be a Band Name/Album Name Combo: “Hellstrip Gardening: Paradise at the Curb” @The Arnold Arboretum in JP on Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speaker of the Week (who I Can Personally Vouch for Being Awesome): Ruha Benjamin of BU @Middlesex Lounge/NOVA SciCafe on Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Famous Person Circus of the Week:  Alan Alda will be moderating a panel on “The Future of Technology: Benefits & Risks” featuring George Church, Andrew McAfee of MIT , founding Skype Engineer Jaan Tallinn, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, and Ting Wu of Harvard Medical School @MIT on Saturday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Most Intriguing Mini-Conference: “Human Wellness Influences Coastal Ecology: A Stakeholder Science Forum” @MIT on Thursday 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Most Intriguing One-Day Conference: “Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Annual Symposium” @BU on Tuesday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Most Famous Protein Pathway Getting Presented On:  p53 in “The Role of the P53 in Metabolic Adaptation and Survival” @MIT on Tuesday, 4:00 pm

Protein Pathway I’m Embarrassed to Not Know Much About (Yet): Hsp90 in “The Mechanism of the Hsp90 Molecular Chaperone: New Insights into the Yin and Yang of Client Activation” @Harvard on Thursday, 12:00 pm

Most Perplexing Talk Title: “From Ham to Hogwarts (Uncertainty as the New Norm)” @Northeastern on Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Miscellaneous Talks That Sound Interesting to Me:

  • “Climate Change, False Solutions, & Impacts on Communities” @MIT, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • “Efficacy of Placebos: A Historian’s Perspective” @Harvard Medical on Wednesday, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • “The Iraqi Refugee Crisis: Lessons for Syria and Beyond” @Harvard on Thursday, 12:15 pm
  • “The Coevolution of Gastric Carcinogen Heliobacter Pylori with its Human Host” @MIT on Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • “Trophoblast Inclusions: A Possible Marker of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)” @Tufts Medical on Friday, 12:00 pm

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