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Celebrate DNA Day

A list of upcoming and previous NHGRI events held in celebration of National DNA Day, including special seminars, online discussions and guest speakers.

Upcoming Events

National DNA Day Twitter Chat: Celebrate at Home!

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is hosting a National DNA Day Twitter Chat on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern.

@DNADay will be highlighting genetic and genomics resources accessible from mobile phones and home computers for families to celebrate National DNA Day at home. All are invited to participate using #DNADay2020.

 

  • Upcoming Events

    National DNA Day Twitter Chat: Celebrate at Home!

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is hosting a National DNA Day Twitter Chat on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern.

    @DNADay will be highlighting genetic and genomics resources accessible from mobile phones and home computers for families to celebrate National DNA Day at home. All are invited to participate using #DNADay2020.

     

Past Events

Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture - David Kong, Ph.D.

NHGRI hosted 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 took 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.


National DNA Day Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA)

National DNA Day - Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted 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 answered questions at the Reddit Science community forum, "/r/askscience". 

Read some of the answered questions.

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

  • Past Events

    Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture - David Kong, Ph.D.

    NHGRI hosted 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 took 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.


    National DNA Day Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA)

    National DNA Day - Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted 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 answered questions at the Reddit Science community forum, "/r/askscience". 

    Read some of the answered questions.

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

Last updated: March 31, 2020