Insights from Emerging Model Organisms:  From the Physics of Beauty to the Secret Lives of Lobsters

4:30–7:00 pm
The University of Hong Kong
KKLG109, K.K. Leung Buliding,
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam

May
24

Scientists often depend exclusively on so-called model organisms, such as fruit flies, mice, and frogs, for their research.  While investigation of these animals has led to incredible advances in both basic and translational biology, they represent only a tiny slice of the diversity of life on earth.  Professor Nipam Patel will explore questions that can only be addressed by expanding the repertoire of animals that are studied, and illustrate the sorts of fascinating insights that have already emerged from such research.  In particular, he’ll focus on novel mechanisms of generating stunning colors in butterflies, and in how lobsters and their kin have evolved their swiss army knife approach to leg evolution.

Speaker Biography 

Professor Nipam Patel Director, Marine Biological Laboratory, The University of Chicago

Program Rundown

4:30pm Registration at KK Leung Concourse (North)
5:00pm Opening Speech by Professor Matthew Evans, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Hong Kong University
5:15pm Presentation by Professor Nipam Patel
6:00pm Q&A Session
6:20pm Networking Reception at KK Leung Concourse (North)
7:00pm Ends

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Organizers:
Marine Biological Laboratory, The University of Chicago
University of Chicago Hong Kong Campus

Co-organizers:
The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong