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Evolutionary Biology, Then and Now - A Darwin Day Dinner at Einstein's

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1077 Juniper St NE · Atlanta, GA

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Your fixed-price dinner will include an entree from this inviting menu ( (PDF) and will include a non-alcoholic beverage and family-style dessert, all for $15. Tax and gratuity will be added. Since we will be paying individually, you can add other items from Einstein's regular menu, if you like, and of course, drinks from their well-stocked bar.

We will need a solid head a week before this event. So feel free to sign up here now, but expect to be contacted later for confirmation of your reservation.

Complimentary valet parking will be available.

Evolutionary Biology, Then and Now - A Darwin Day Dinner at Einstein's

Please join us at Einstein's for what we hope will become an annual public tradition of celebrating International Darwin Day ( here in Atlanta.

The format for our Darwin Day Dinner will be a 2-speaker mini-symposium, with the first presentation on a topic from the history of evolutionary of biology and the second on a topic having to do with the discoveries made possible using contemporary research methods.

5:30 pm - Gather for drinks and socializing.

6:00 pm - Evolutionary Biology Then:
"The Evolution of Creationism" - Mark Farmer, Chair of the Division of Biological Sciences, University of Georgia

7:00 pm - Dinner

8:00 pm - Evolutionary Biology Now:
"Endless Genomes Most Beautiful" - Chris Gunter (, Girlscientist Consulting

About Our Speakers

Mark Farmer ( is Chair of the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is the author of over 40 research publications that focus on the origin and evolution of microorganisms and is a Past President of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistology. Mark is a frequent contributor to the Athens Banner Herald where he writes on topics of science and public policy and he is also a media consultant for the Georgia Citizens for Integrity in Science Education (

Chris Gunter (, owner of Girlscientist Consulting which offers services in science editing at all levels, has recently moved to Atlanta from Alabama where she was Director of Research Affairs for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville. Chris has publishing experience at several journals, including editorial positions at Human Molecular Genetics and Science. She has served as the editor for genetics and genomics manuscripts at the international journal Nature, the most highly-cited general science journal in the world.