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The Sweet Smell of Science! Understanding and Hijacking the Insect’s Sense of Smell for Bio-Sensing Tech Applications
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY– Click Venue Below for Directions)
Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.
Featured Speaker: Barani Raman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
How do insects smell? What are the design and computing principles of a relatively simple invertebrate olfactory system? Washington University biomedical engineer, Barani Raman, discusses some of the recent work in his lab that attempts to answer these questions. And he shows how understanding insect olfaction could potentially lead to development of bio-inspired sensors and robots for several important security and biomedical applications.
The Sweet Smell of Science, is a Science Seminar Series presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo: