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D3SJ* meeting 14 October 2009:
GM Crops: Promise and Peril
Our speaker for October is Ian Godwin, Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics, School of Land, Crop and Food Science, University of Queensland. He will speak to us about the promise and peril of genetically modified crops. He has supervised 26 PhD and 8 Research Masters students to completion at UQ and has also supervised research postgraduate students at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, and Queensland University of Technology. He has received numerous awards and is active in the public communication of scientific issues to the community. He is currently engaged in several research projects involving sorghum, wheat, canola, grasses and oil palm. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications predominantly on cereal genetics in refereed international journals and books.
Date & time: Wednesday 14 October 2009
5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea
6.00pm - presentations & discussion
7.15pm - meeting concludes - enthusiastic participants are encouraged to continue discussion over dinner at another venue
Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.
Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.
Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.
* Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice:
We invite participation from all members of the public who agree with the medical and scientific principles that we should use evidence, reason and fairness as the primary means to address the issues facing society
please visit www.d3sj.org for more information