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Little Shop of Horrors

Please note we are sorry that this event is on the second floor and unfortunately has no step-free access. However, there is an accessible toilet available. It is an over 18s only
Past event - 2022
10 May Doors open 6:30pm
Talks starting from 7:30pm
To be finished by 9:30pm
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor), 60 High Street ,
Colchester CO1 1DN
Should we be altering the world around us? Come along to find out how scientists are using the latest techniques to improve the amount of food we have, clean up oil spills, and even glue!

From catching to attaching: thoughts on stickiness and the creatures that use it

Dr Nick Aldred (Life Sciences Lecturer, University of Essex)
Glues and slimes have endless uses in nature, from catching prey to building a home, getting from A to B or sticking firmly underwater. Although uses of stickiness are as diverse as the sticky creatures themselves, there are recurring themes in natural glues that suggest evolutionary convergence. Humans, of course, rely on adhesives in various ways and we will take a lightning tour through the uses of glues in our history, as well as prospects for new bio-inspired adhesives.

GMO – OMG! Futureproofing food

Dr Amanda Cavanagh (Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex)
The climate is changing at a pace humans have never experienced; we need to produce more food in the next 30 years than in the entire history of agriculture before this. Humans have been breeding and modifying crops for more than 10,000 years, and the tools of the trade have evolved alongside our food. Since we are what we eat, it’s no surprise that biotechnological approaches to agriculture like genetically modified and gene-edited organisms are a hotly debated topic, but they are also powerful tools for agricultural adaptation. We will discuss how they can be harnessed for a green future.

Other Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) events

2022-05-11 Go Long! Catch the Carbon Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) 60 High Street , Colchester, CO1 1DN, United Kingdom
2022-05-09 The Only Way is Essex! Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) 60 High Street , Colchester, CO1 1DN, United Kingdom
09 May

The Only Way is Essex!

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