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This Molecular World: From the Depths of the Earth to Infectious Disease
Thu, 1 June 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Fake news permeates all parts of society, but how can we combat fake science news? Joe Schwarz tackles pseudoscience and celebrity science, which is more harmful than you can imagine.
Did you ever think that anything lives deep in the earth? Barbara Sherwood Lollar describes the discovery of ancient water and the creatures living there.
Are dwindling resources and environmental damage an inevitable consequence of modern living? Gilbert Walker shows us new fish farming technologies that are good for the fish and safe for the marine environment.
How can we translate cutting-edge advances in healthcare to displaced populations? Aaron Wheeler describes a new model for bringing infectious disease diagnostics to low-resource settings.
How can we take advantage of the internet for good? Sir Martyn Poliakoff tells us how he went from the Test tube to YouTube to engage millions of people around the world in discovery.
Join us as we explore these questions and more at This Molecular World: From the Depths of the Earth to Infectious Disease sponsored by Science & Engineering Engagement and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto in partnership with the Canadian Society for Chemistry.