About 12,000 years ago, early humans began directly shaping nature through selective breeding of plants and animals. This moment in time is called the Agricultural Revolution. What humans eat today, in Chicago and around the globe, is a direct result of the advances made thousands of years before any of us were ever born. But the truth is that the Agricultural Revolution never stopped. In some ways, it’s just begun… Continue reading “Engineering Plants: The 12,000 Year Plan”
Learn about the cutting edge research being done in the world of animal/tick interaction in order to better human health outcomes!
Continue reading “The Power of Genomics: Optimizing Health Outcomes & Wildlife Conservation”
Learn how ancient DNA is currently being used to inform studies of human ancestry, our prehistoric interactions with animals, and our ancestors’ diets!
Continue reading “The Study of Ancient DNA: Knowledge from Unexpected Sources”
Dr. Kehl-Fie will discuss how a pathogen and host’s struggle for essential metals during an infection informs treatment development and expands our understanding of bacteria!
Continue reading “Lessons in Biology Taught by a Pathogen”
Join C2ST and Dr. Sarah Connolly to examine herpesviruses and the first step of virus infection—viral entry.
Continue reading “Science From The Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells ( Entrada de virus en las células)”
Just as the summer is starting to cool off we are going to explore the outdoors! Come join us at Northerly Island Park for a guided tour with experts on local plants and animals. Continue reading “Urban Nature Walk”