On September 2nd, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) participated in the “Life Science Across the Globe” talk series. CSHL is one of six sister institutions delivering both science and science culture talks to a global audience via video conference. The goal is to increase knowledge and advance solutions to global problems through open communication of science.
CSHL President and CEO Bruce Stillman welcomed the digital lecture attendees, and introduced both speakers. Professor and HHMI Investigator Zachary Lippman spoke about editing genes and traits in plants and agriculture. For example, he is able to fine-tune tomatoes to make them easier to harvest or sweeter, a feat which requires understanding how several genes interact. Executive Director of the Banbury Center Rebecca Leshan discussed how the small but effective groups that convene at the Banbury Center can have a large impact on science, policy, and greater society.
Watch their talks below, videos courtesy of Howard Hughes Medical Institute: