GMOs: Engineering the Genetics of Our World
A Talk by Kate Bredbenner
Are GMOs safe?
Getting information on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) from the internet can be a scary experience. This talk aims to explain the “what, why, and how” of GMOs in an unbiased, informative, and scientifically accurate way. Kate will go through real-world examples of GMOs and give a scientific perspective on the upsides and downsides of the technology. Know Science talks aim to be an engaging experience specifically designed for the public to understand the science behind GMOs and allow plenty of chances to ask questions during and after the talk. Join us!
Kate Bredbenner works as a scientist at the Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics where she studies virus DNA engineering using fluorescence microscopes. She is a scientific communicator and blog editor for Know Science and an avid supporter of science outreach. She is currently involved with a variety of science outreach organizations, including the BioBus, the outreach lab at the Rockefeller University, BraiNY, and Know Science. Her goal is to make a career of talking to the public about science in a fun and informative way.