Seminar Archive 2008

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Beginning in 2006, SITN offers audio recordings of its seminars! So, even if you can’t make it to the lecture, you can still hear the entire presentation on the web. You can download each seminar as a .mp3 audio file along with the lecture slides in .pdf format. You can listen to the seminar on your computer with any mp3-compatible media player such as Windows Media Player, iTunes or on your iPod. To view our slides you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free from .

Starting in 2010, SITN offers streaming video of our lectures on our Vimeo page.

2008 Seminar Archives

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In 2008, we unfortunately experienced some audio mishaps that corrupted a few of our recordings. As a result we cannot provide audio downloads for some of our 2008 lectures. We promise to do better next year!

Fuels of the Future
  • Introduction to energy – Jake Wintermute
  • Modern biofuels – Patrick Boyle
  • Our biohydrogen research – Christina Agapakis
Palm-Reading or Gene-Reading? The Era of Personal Genomics
  • Introduction to the human genome – Amanda Nottke
  • What can your genome tell you? – Christine Kiely
  • What does this mean for you? – Annie Kloimwieder
Creating Stem Cells Without Creating Debate
  • Introduction to stem cells – Diane Shao
  • Progress in stem cell technology – Vicky Zhou
  • Stem cells in news, ethics and politics – Marshall Thomas
Autism: Risks, Rumors and Realities
  • Symptoms and neurobiology – Ryann Fame
  • Genetic causes of autism – Stephanie Courchesne
  • Environment and treatments – Heather McLaughlin
Bulking Up and Slimming Down: The Science of Supplements
  • The supplement market and restrictions – Lauren Campbell
  • Weight-loss supplements – Oded Shaham
  • Exercise supplements – Joshua Baughman
From Molecules to Meals: The Science on Your Plate
  • Appetizer: The making of bread – Shane Buker
  • Entree: Your Thanksgiving dinner – Morgan Thompson
  • Dessert: How chocolate is made – Elizabeth Shakhnovich
Microbes: Friends or Foes?
  • What is a microbe? – Primrose Boynton
  • Intestinal microbes: Our friends? – James Charity
  • The science behind the anthrax letters – Cressida Madigan
Population Growth and Emerging Disease
  • An introduction to infectious disease – Zofia Gajdos
  • Studying and fighting the spread of disease – Jenny Sims
  • The evolving biomedical frontier – Maria Powell
To Sleep Perchance to Dream: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Sleeping Brain
  • An introduction to the sleeping brain – Amanda Sadacca
  • Dreams – Erin Blevins
  • When something goes wrong – Carrie Gibbons