Other Palmerston North events

So, what do you do? GENOMICS!

Past event - 2019
22 May 7:00pm to 9:30pm | Ticket holder entitles the bearer to a house beer/wine/non alcoholic beverage
Brew Union, 39-41 Broadway Ave & 78 King Street,
Palmerston North 4410
Genomics is the study of the DNA sequence in or or more individual organisms. The amount and kinds of genomic research has exploded in the last decade. It has direct impacts on human health, agriculture, horticulture, the environment and more. In this Pint of Science session, you will learn what genomics is, some of the ways it is being used here, and discuss where we might take genomics in the future together.

Rob Elshire

'So, what do you do?'

A thirsty scientist walks into a pub and orders a pint of their finest ale. As they enjoy the pint, a casual conversation about the weather reaches its natural limits. Their new mate asks 'So, what do you do?' This question can cause distress in many scientists. 'I know what I do, but how do I explain it in a way that is relatable and maybe even interesting?' With the help of a volunteer, we will have a conversation about my work in genomics and how this kind of science connects with their life.
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Simon Hills (Ngati Porou)

Kiwi whakapapa, genomics & conservation

What do we need to know in order to manage populations of endangered species? This is a question that hapū from Rawhiti, in the Bay of Islands, wanted answered about North Island Brown Kiwi living on their whenua. This talk will tell the story of this question & the partnership that emerged to develop genomic resources for Kiwi populations. The research undertaken aims to generate genetic insight into the whakapapa of populations to assist local Māori enhance the kaitiakitanga of taonga bird.
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Lisa Warbrick (Ngati Awa, Ngati Rangitihi, Te Ati Haunui a Pāprangi)

Genomics, taonga, & commercialisation

The application of genomics science has significance in Aotearoa, as Māori have the responsibility of kaitiaki for & cultural knowledge about taonga species. Adding genomic data provides opportunities for research, development, & commercialisation which benefit Māori. Lisa will introduce & lead a conversation about genomics, questions of ownership of data, the place of Māori in benefits & commercialisation & possible tensions between responsibility of kaitiaki & commercialisation.
Photo credit GFANZ under CC-BY 4.0 International license