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Crossing Cultures: An Exploration of Microbial Music and the Community Bio Movement

Crossing Cultures: An Exploration of Microbial Music and the Culture of Community Bio

NHGRI will host its annual Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Speaker Series with special guest speaker David Kong, Ph.D., is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician and photographer.

Dr. Kong's discussion topic is connecting the life sciences with diverse communities. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium (Bldg. 38A).

More about Dr. David Kong:
Dr. Kong received a Master's degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology from MIT. He is a researcher at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory developing microfluidic, "Lab-on-a-chip" biotechnologies. Dr. Kong was recognized as an emerging leader in synthetic biology as a "LEAP" fellow, served as a guest faculty member at the Marine Biology Lab in Woods Hole, and is managing faculty of "How To Grow (Almost) Anything," an international course on biotechnology.  He is the founder and director of EMW, a community center in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Kong is part of the EMW Street Bio team that created Biota Beats. Biota Beats translates bacterial cultures into music, ultimately fostering community, transfer and exchange while celebrating art, science and life in all forms.


Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Reddit AMA

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will host a National DNA Day Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern.

Prominent researchers from the NIH Intramural Research Program and University College London will answer questions at the Reddit Science community forum, "/r/askscience". 

A Reddit AMA is an opportunity to ask interesting individuals questions about anything and everything.

Submit questions starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24th at the /r/askscience.


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History HOT Topic

Building a Community: Sharing Knowledge of Human Genetic Variation for Precision Medicine - Dr. Erin Ramos, Ph.D.

Smithsonian Hot Topic - Erin Ramos, Ph.D.

Join us for a stimulating discussion as NGHRI partners with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) for their HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic public forum series.

This National DNA Day event will take place Friday, April 26th, 2019. This year's speaker is NHGRI's own program director in the Division of Genome Medicine, Erin Ramos, Ph.D. Dr. Ramos' discussion topic is "Building a Community: Sharing Knowledge of Human Genetic Variation for Precision Medicine".

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: One Species Living Worldwide Theater, Hall of Human Origins

Free: No advance reservation or ticket required

Learn MoreBuilding a Community: Sharing Knowledge of Human Genetic Variation for Precision Medicine


Last Updated: April 18, 2019