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Welcome and Keynote: 1 p.m.
Surfing the Genome: What DNA Sequencing is Telling Us About Childhood Cancer Risk and Outcome
Logan Spector, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School
Session 1: 2:15 p.m.
How Children Learn to Read, and Why It's Sometimes Hard
Lori Helman, College of Education and Human Development
The Privatization of Seeds: Food Justice, Seed Sovereignty, and Intellectual Property of Plant Genetic Resources
Sheryl Breen, University of Minnesota, Morris
Session 2: 3:15 p.m.
Simulating Cancer Cell Invasion
David Odde, College of Science and Engineering
Move More to Weigh Less: The Importance of Physical Activity in Addressing Childhood Obesity
Daheia Barr-Anderson, College of Education and Human Development
Session 3: 4:15 p.m.
Hot Enough for Ya? Why More than 100 Chili Peppers Is Not Enough
David Baumler, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Bio-Cultural Preservation on the New Guinea Rain Forest Frontier
George Weiblen, College of Biological Sciences
University Reception: 5-6 p.m.
Supported by the University of Minnesota Foundation