Translating the Language of Life: Chemical Ecology as Planetary Drug Discovery by Dr. Mark Hay, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thursday, April 6th, 2017, From 7pm to 8pm at FSUCML Auditorium, 3618 US-98, St. Teresa, FL 32358
Most organisms on Earth have neither eyes nor ears–and must decide to run, eat, or mate with the thing next to them based on chemical cues. Just as chemical biologists discovered treatments for diseases by understanding cell signaling, chemical ecologists can provide new options for curing environmental collapse by understanding these chemically-mediated interactions in nature. The presentation will focus on how understanding, translating, and using this chemical cross-talk among marine species can provide new and powerful options for curing environmental collapse in marine systems.