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UT Science Forum | presented by Quest

Friday, 17 February, 2017

The UT Science Forum | presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. The UT Science Forum was established in 1933 to share scientific research with the public. It was and continues to be an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors, and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities on Fridays over lunch during the UT academic year.  

On February 17, Elena Shpak, associate professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, will speak on “The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)” from noon to 1 p.m. during the UT Science Forum in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

The safety of GMOs has been a controversial topic since they hit the stores in 1994.  In this talk, I will discuss techniques used to generate GMOs, the reasons behind their creation, and their safety for human health and environment.

The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena.  Contact: Amanda Womac, or Dr. Mark Littmann, or (865)974-8156. More information on future lectures at:


Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Sandra McLean

Phone: (865) 607-5684
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