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KPU-Science World Speaker Series "The War in Our Genes"

KPU-Science World Speaker Series "The War in Our Genes"

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Off Campus
Science World | 1455 Quebect Street | Vancouver

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Before the talk begins, join us in a set of interactive, hands-on activities and scientific demonstrations related to the presentation! Talks begins at 7pm, doors open at 6pm.

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

The War in Our Genes

Speaker: Mikael Mokkonen, KPU Biology/SFU Biological Sciences

The modern world poses many challenges to human health through new diseases and a rapidly aging population. This modern environment is quite different from the ancestral environment in which humans originally evolved, thus creating a mismatch that may be responsible for a variety of disorders and diseases. This talk will discuss how conflicts of interest in our genomes, mismatches between our genes and our environment, as well as trade-offs between life stages have allowed common diseases and disorders such as pre-eclampsia, cancer, diabetes and even aging to affect modern humans.‚Äč

The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. Join us for our fifth season of talks that work to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.

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America/Vancouver KPU-Science World Speaker Series "The War in Our Genes" Before the talk begins, join us in a set of interactive, hands-on activities and scientific demonstrations related to the presentation! Talks begins at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 The War in Our Genes Speaker: Mikael Mokkonen, KPU Biology/SFU Biological Sciences Science World | 1455 Quebect Street | Vancouver Off Campus