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The Science in Our Food - Jim Carrington

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Jim speaks on the benefits science has allowed for in the advancements in growing food. He suggests that global changes will create a need for us to leave romantic visions of farming in our past. With exploding population growth and climate change, we are at an important cross roads. Jim Carrington…

Labs, Leadership, and Teams: Project-Based Management

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Labs, Leadership, and Teams: Project-Based Management Recorded June 2017 About this Webinar: Leading a lab group or being a member within requires coordination and communication to foster a productive and comfortable work environment. With the increase in interdisciplinary initiatives, it is important…

Educational videos for plant biology: TED, iBiology and Gatsby Plants Summer School

We've assembled a collection of relatively accessible talks by scientists. These include: TED talks, which are directed at a general audience, the iBiology series, where speakers deliver a general talk followed by a research-focused talk, and videos of lectures at the Gatsby Plants summer school for…

Pamela Ronald: The case for engineering our food

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2015 TED talk by Pamela Ronald. http://www.ted.com/talks/pamela_ronald_the_case_for_engineering_our_food

Ask Me Anything: Plant Science Careers in Industry

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Ask Me Anything: Plant Science Careers in Industry Recorded February 2017  About This Webinar: Three scientists discuss their experiences with industry careers and the different opportunities they have had working at Monsanto. Participants were invited to pre-submit their questions when they…

Jay Keasling. Engineering Microbes to Solve Global Challenges

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Filmed for iBiology 2016 Talk Overview Dr. Jay Keasling discusses the promise of biological systems to create carbon-neutral products for a range of applications, including fuels, chemicals and drugs. Keasling discusses the application of these principles to the development of a microbial platform…

Alistair Fritter. People, plants and planet

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Filmed at Gatsby Summer School, 2011 Abstract: Population issues are receiving renewed attention from both scientists and policy-makers and well-founded predictions of likely global population growth have given new urgency to concerns about food security and loss of ecosystem services.  Plant science…

Robert Zeigler. Importance of rice science and world food security

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Filmed at the 2011 Gatsby Plant Summer School Abstract: Rice is the most important food crop of the developing world and the staple food of more than half of the world’s population, many of whom are also extremely vulnerable to high rice prices. In developing countries alone, more than 3.3 billion…

Ottoline Leyser. Thinking like a vegetable: How plants decide what to do

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Filmed at Gatsby Summer School 2015 Professor Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, speaking at the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School 2015. http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2115987