Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
Prof. Christopher Wrede
Michigan State University
Prof. Peter Middleton explores genetic variation at the borders of science, culture, and metaphysics. He will draw on a recent poem and novel that display a drive to understand genetic information in terms of development and environment that is also evident in biological and medical research into epigenetics. He discusses different molecular biological models of epigenetic change focusing on how both epistemological and cultural consequences of new scientific developments likely to affect body, identity, and culture. He reflects on the uses of folk poetry to articulate hopes and fears about genetic disorders, and how para-literary texts create a backdrop against which literary aesthetics can be understood.
Mark V. Culp
Department of Statistics
West Virginia University
Save the date! You will not want to miss this event – it promises to be bigger and better than ever! This will be a perfect opportunity to view much of the cancer research being done right here on Notre Dame’s campus.
This meeting has been held in alternate years since 1985, and is unique in that it is almost exclusively abstract-driven. Therefore, the majority of the presentations are selected from submitted abstracts. This allows for the emphasis of the meeting to be on new and unpublished research, which fosters productive interchange of ideas between attendees of the meeting.