The Science Scene

Wednesday, May 29

"The Impact of Gut Microbes on Neurological Disease." Timothy Sampson, from Emory School of Medicine's Department of Physiology, will give a talk. At 9 am in the Whitehead Building, room 600.

Thursday, May 30 to Friday, May 31

"Neuroscience in the Wild." A two-day workshop featuring a range of scientists giving their perspectives on the challenges of assaying and recording naturalistic behaviors. Suzanne Dikker (neuroscience, Ultrech University) will discuss connecting art, neuroscience and education outside of the lab; Kathy Trang (anthropology, Emory University) will talk about enurocognitive predictors of real-time mental health vulnerability among highly traumatized men; Karen Rommelfanger (neurology, Emory School of Medicine) will cover challenges in digital phenotypic: predicting brain health with phones, social media and beyond; Audrey Duarte (psychology, Georgia Tech) will describe how measuring the sleeping brain at home can help us understand aging and Alzheimer's disease; Lena Ting (biomedical engineering, Emory and Georgia Tech) will discuss sensorimotor control of balance — from flamingos to dancers; Marieke Van Vugt (neuroscience, University of Groningen) will talk about trying to understand the role of inter-brain synchrony in human connection, from Tibetan monks to dancers and back. In Emory's PAIS, room 290.

Friday, May 31 to Saturday, June 1

"National LBGTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice." An interdisciplinary translational research conference bringing together scientists, public health professionals and healthcare providers to discuss issues affecting the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community, while fostering professional development and networking opportunities. Keynotes will be given by dramatist Chasten Buttigieg (on the topic of "Equality in America") and Tonia Poteat, a public health researcher at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (on the topic "Intersectionality and Community-Engaged LGBTQ Health Research: Notes from the Field.") At the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

Tuesday, June 11

Genesis 2.0
"Genesis 2.0." The European Science Cafe features a screening of "Genesis 2.0." The film observes the harsh life of so-called mammoth hunters on remote New Siberian Islands. They want to bring the extinct woolly mammoth back to life and resurrect it as a species, which could potentially represent the manifestation of a technological revolution. Worldwide, biologists are working on re-inventing life through synthetic biology. This public event will be followed by a Q&A session with Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei. The screening is sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta and will begin at 6 pm in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The event is free but register for a ticket to ensure your spot.

Thursday, June 20

"Buzz Pollination in Bees."  Ecologist Avery Russell, from the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss his studies of pollinator behavior and its effects on the evolution of flowers, their rewards and their microbes. A Science Cafe event at 7 pm in the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds