Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math? Curiosity on Stage is a series of short, interactive presentations that brings you face-to-face with researchers and innovators. Each week, a featured speaker delivers an engaging presentation followed by an interactive Q-and-A session. Curiosity on Stage invites you to learn directly from people working in the science and technology-related fields. Find out what they do and why it matters – and leave inspired by their stories of curiosity, overcoming obstacles, and innovation.
While everyone is welcome on the Demo Stage, this program is recommended for ages 10+.
This week: Frozen Nature: Super Cool DNA Science
Roger Bull, Head of Operations of the National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada at the Canadian Museum of Nature
Roger Bull works at the Canadian Museum of Nature where he preserves the information encoded in DNA molecules of plants and animals. He also coordinates the museum’s Molecular Biodiversity Lab where members of the lab team decode DNA information to learn about evolution and species diversity.
What's the best way to preserve DNA? In the freezer! The Canadian Museum of Nature has VERY COLD freezers perfect for the job. Roger Bull will introduce you to the National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada. He’ll also explain why it’s so important that we preserve the DNA of plants and animals.