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20160818 - From Letters to Life - How DNA technologies are changing our lives - SciFest - 18 August 2016 - 9:30 - Stream 3

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From Letters to Life - How DNA technologies are changing our lives - SciFest


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands


Presenter: Dr Ellen Jorgensen

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Date: 18 August 2016

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 18-Aug-16

Duration: 10:30

Closing Date: Bookings Close 18-Aug-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 10

Non-DEC Positions: 10

Price: FREE for all schools outside of Sydney. $95 per class for Sydney schools.

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 5,Stage 6,Teachers

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KLA Keyword/s: Science STEM DNA Science Week


Event Overview: Join Dr Ellen Jorgensen renowned New York TED speaker as she talks about Genspace, a not for profit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology.
Dr Ellen will explore how novel DNA technologies are changing and improving our lives.
With a focus on real life examples Dr Ellen will describe how agricultural production, healthcare and conservation are supported by improvements in DNA extraction, data analysis and genetic investigations.

This event is organised by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and supported by Inspiring Australia.

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