I was reading through all the events and I realized I missed some on my short write-up yesterday (shame on me!). Here they are:
Monday, April 18, 7pm – Drinking and Thinking: An Introduction to Biomedical Ethics
This one isn’t about food, but it’s being hosted at the South Philly Tap Room. Biomedical ethics refers to controversial medical situations such as genetic testing, end-of-life decision making, and embryonic stem cell research. Dominic Sisti, PhD will be presenting a lecture on the history and future of the topic. No reservations are required and it’s free. And the South Philly Tap Room is a great place to spend a little time. Here’s a link to the PSF event page.
Monday, April 18, 6pm – What Genomics Can Tell Us About Everyday Behaviors and Why These Behaviors Can Change
A mouth-full, right? This one isn’t specifically about food either, but it covers the subject of eating, along with biological rhythms, sleep, addiction, stress, and depression and how these behaviors can change. If you’re interested in the biological reasons of why we eat, it might be a good place to start. It’s a collaboration between the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute and the Franklin Institute and takes place in the Franklin Theater at the Institute. It’s free, but requires reservations. Here’s the link to the UPenn event description as well as a link to the PSF descritpion.
Tuesday, April 19, 6pm – An Electronic Nose
This is another collaboration between the Monell Center and the University of Pennsylvania. It’s a discussion about how nanotechnology can stimulate the smell receptors in the nose. No reservations are required and it’s free. It’s takes place at the Irish Pub on Walnut in Center City. Here’s the event link with directions.