March 14, 2009

Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Participants traveled back in time with world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno to learn about an ancient human world.

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January 26, 2009

Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States

As bio-defense issues regarding infectious disease become more complicated in the United States, so do developments for preventive vaccines. What possibilities are there to prevent catastrophic outbreaks and treat disease?

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December 10, 2008

Northwestern University, Lurie Building – Baldwin Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States

With Mary Hendrix – President and Scientific Director, Children’s Memorial Research

At no other time in history have we been this close to translating basic scientific discoveries into novel therapeutic strategies to benefit humankind. However, the traditional missions of academic institutions and the pharmaceutical industry are almost diametrically opposed. Have we reached the point where ‘publish or perish’ is being replaced by ‘patent and prosper’?

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October 14, 2008

Montgomery Lecture Hall
The Field Museum, South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

With Dr. Mark Westneat, Curator of Zoology at the Field Museum and Director of Biodiversity Synthesis Center

Rapid access to information is arguably the defining revolution of our times. The Encyclopedia of Life, an ambitions, even audacious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth.

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