Inaugural Conference: What is an Organ?

Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science and Andrews Auditorium at Geddes Hall

What is an organ? Conference

The 21st century has witnessed amazing advances in the life sciences, especially in genomics, neuroscience, biochemistry and associated technologies. This rapid progress has led some scientists to have confidence in the human ability to engineer life, while inspiring others to see profound limits in the mechanistic modeling of living systems. How might interdisciplinary dialogue between biology, engineering, philosophy and theology frame and strengthen the latest insights into the nature of life?

In this inaugural conference of Organs and Origins, co-sponsored by the College of Science and the McGrath Institute for Church Life, thought leaders will guide faculty and students across the disciplines to consider organs and organisms in new ways. Through generous funding from the John Templeton Foundation, 29 stipended fellowships are available for faculty and graduate students from across the disciplines who seek to enrich their teaching and research through this learning experience.


Graduate Student Fellowship Application

Facutly/Postdoc Fellowship Application

The fellowship application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Visit the McGrath Institute for additional conference information, including a schedule of events and talk descriptions.