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Lecture series hosts renowned scientists
by Tribune Staff
Oct 27, 2010 | 664 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Renowned scientists from around the country will bring their knowledge to the community in a series of five lectures at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Davidson Mathematics and Science Center beginning in November.

“Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown,” said Jeff Thompson, dean of the College of Science. “Join us and experience the extent of the science universe as the best scientists on the planet visit Nevada for our Discover Science Lecture Series.”

The inaugural lecture on Nov. 4, “Reading DNA Sequences Along Eulerian Paths,” will feature National Academy of Science fellow Michael Waterman, one of the founders and current leaders in the area of computational biology.

“I promise, no formulas or math in this presentation,” Waterman said. “It will be more about the history of us learning about what we carry around inside of us, our DNA, and how amazing it is that now we can map two complete human genomes in a run of a sequencing machine when the first attempt took 10 years.”

All lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium, Davidson Mathematics and Science Center at UNR. Admission is free.

For more information, call 784-4591 or visit www.unr/edu/cos.
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