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Open House brings 500+ new friends to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory campus

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. — Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) welcomed 500+ new friends on June 10, 2017 to share the thrill of scientific discovery. More than 80 CSHL volunteers representing the institution’s scientific research and education expertise in genetics and molecular biology helped explain how their work at CSHL benefits society.

Guests engaged in hands-on experiments, toured laboratories, and interacted one-on-one with CSHL scientists, learning more about DNA, plant biology, cancer research, neuroscience, and quantitative biology. A special program of half-hour science talks covered topics as diverse as mapping the brain with barcodes, demystifying GMOs, meeting Ötzi the iceman and how scientists are attacking metastatic breast cancer with new tools found in the genome’s “dark matter.”

Thanks so much to all our CSHL volunteers. Most importantly, thank you to all who attended! We hope to see you all again soon at future campus events. Please enjoy this photo album from the 2017 CSHL Open House.

Written By: Public Affairs | publicaffairs@cshl.edu | 516-367-8455

About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu