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Oxford Science Cafe: Evolution in Real Time

Science is fun at the Oxford Science Cafe! Come and join us for a presentation by Dr. Peter Zee.

Dr. Peter Zee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi will present on "Evolution in real time."

Abstract: Evolutionary change in populations requires time. For organisms to change, the forces of evolution must occur over generations and generations. While there has been recent attention to how evolution can occur very rapidly, it is still difficult for biologists to observe these changes as they occur. The speaker will discuss how we can use microbial species in the laboratory to study evolutionary processes in real time, measuring changes over years, weeks, and even days. Find out how biologists are exploring the forces of evolution with this powerful experimental evolution approach with classic examples and contemporary research.

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6pm - 7pm

Where: Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford MS 38655.

Cost: Free!

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