Lunch with a Scientist @ UC San Francisco

Lunch with a Scientist @ UC San Francisco

29 October 2017
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Lunch with a Scientist @ UC San Francisco

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Registration is required.

Meet a schizophrenia researcher who developed the illness himself, and hear first-hand how that experience changed his science. Discuss how science communication could itself be improved through science. Discover the brain’s own GPS system, how artificial kidneys might finally free patients from dialysis, the role of tools like Google Earth in predicting malaria outbreaks, and how biologically driven 3D printing can build complex artificial tissues for research or create leather for the fashion industry that’s indistinguishable from the real thing. Learn how scientific detectives are figuring out what’s really in those “designer” street drugs and nutritional supplements, and how CRISPR gene-editing is paving the way to completely new treatments for disease.

At UCSF’s Lunch with a Scientist, you’ll join small groups of fellow journalists for intimate, informal exchanges with some of the world’s top biomedical researchers and physicians, and up-close encounters in which you’ll have the opportunity to learn about all these topics and more. Alternatively, you may sign up for lunch with members of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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