Are you interested in supercomputing, genomics, and how this science dyad has come together in the universal fight to zero hunger? Come along and hear about how Laura, an inspirational scientist and equity in STEM advocate, is fighting the good fight toward obliterating hunger and stimulating the local economy in East Africa.
About Dr. Laura Boykin (USA + Australia)
Laura is a biologist, TED Fellow, TEDx Perth 2015 speaker, and Group Leader (at UWA) who uses genomics and supercomputing to tackle food security in sub-Saharan Africa. She’s especially interested in figuring out what to do about whiteflies, which are devastating local cassava crops, a staple food in many countries.
About the talk: HPC and Zero Hunger
Controlling whiteflies in East Africa will give 700 million people more food to eat.
Cassava is a poverty fighter. If small scale family farmers in East Africa have healthy cassava they can 1) Feed their families and 2) Generate income for necessities such as school fees and medical expenses. My group is helping farmers by using genomics and high performance computing to tackle the whitefly devastation.
To know more about Laura and her inspiring research come along, ask her yourself, stalk her on twitter (@laura_boykin) or find more at the following links.
Laura Boykin Research: http://www.lauraboykinresearch.com/
When: Tuesday 5th July, 2016 / 5:30pm
Where: Microsoft, Level 3, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
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