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DayCon 2017: “Planet Earth”

Registration for DayCon 2017: Planet Earth has closed. If you would still like to participate, please sign up here to be placed on the waiting list.

It’s easy to take our planet for granted. Sure, rain might have ruined your last picnic and you’re probably still finding sand in your car from last year’s trip to the beach, but we humans have a pretty great setup here on Earth (especially when compared to the alternatives!). If you want to hear more about the past, present, and future of the planet we all call home, then come visit DayCon 2017: Planet Earth!

DayCon is a free, daylong science conference consisting of talks and interactive demonstrations given by graduate student scientists. This year’s topics include: Climate change, public health, GMOs, heat waves, agriculture, ocean heat content, honeybees, and more!

When: Saturday June 10, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (lunch will be served)
Where: Maxwell Dworkin Building, Harvard University – 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA

 

Curious about what goes on at DayCon? Check out content from previous years below.

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DayCon 2016: “Bodies in Motion” Slides and Videos:

Aging and the Human Body

Genetics of Athletic Ability

A History of (Mostly Vertebrate) Locomotion

Pimp Your Ride: a Futuristic look at Bioengineering the Human Body (video)

The Skin We Move In

From Walking to Marathons: The Role of Nutrition in Exercise

The Physics of Sports (video)

The Future of Motion: Technologies for Prosthetic Limbs

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DayCon 2015 Slides (Videos available here):

Cracking the Code: The Genetic Basis of Disease

Genes Gone Wild: The Biology of Human Cancer

Viruses: Hacking the Host

From Broad Street to Boston: Tracking Infectious Disease Outbreaks Using Molecular Epidemiology

From 1552BC to the 21st Century: How Science Made Diabetes Treatable

Preparing for The Battle: Antibiotic Resistance

Psychiatric Disease: Learning about the Brain from Diagnosis to Treatment

Bench to Bedside: The Drug Discovery Pipeline