Boston & Cambridge Biology Talks: May 26th through June 1st

Photo Courtesy of Bill Damon via Flickr/Creative Commons

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.)

There aren’t very many talks this week, because almost everybody is busy graduating and/or being on summer break, but this week’s highlights include:

Strangest Memorial Day Activity: Watching MIT students’ tiny robots compete at robot “sumo wrestling” @MIT Museum on Monday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Science Talk I’m Most Curious About:Cell Adhesion Molecules at the Synapse: Linking Synaptic Function and Diversity to Neuropsychiatric Disease” @BU Medical on Wednesday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Non-Science Talk I’m Most Curious About:Post Arab Revolutions: What Social Media is Telling Us” @Harvard on Tuesday, 12:30 pm

New Favorite Science Phrase: “Seismic Interferometry” as in “Using Relative Traveltimes: SVD-enhanced seismic interferometry and microseismic location uncertainty” @MIT on Friday, 10:00 am

Rhetorical Question (and probably-not-rhetorical sidekick question) of the Week: “What is color for? (And how do we see it?)” @MIT on Tuesday, 10:00 am

Best Alliteration in a Talk Title: “Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care” @Harvard Medical on Wednesday, 5:30 pm

Runner-up: “The Power of Multiplexed Proteomics” @Harvard Medical on Wednesday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Most Oddly Punctuated Talk Title: “SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Bridging the Gap in Pancreatic Cancer” @MIT on Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vaguest Talk Title: “Mechanisms of Cell Programming and Reprogramming” @Harvard Medical on Wednesday, 4:00 pm

Topic I Probably Need to Learn a Lot More About: “Big Data is Transforming Global Healthcare” @Microsoft on Saturday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nerdiest Talk Title:Solving a Cod-undrum: The Survival of an Iconic New England Fish” @New England Aquarium on Wednesday, 7:00 pm

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