Barbara Ann Halkier at Science and Cocktails – University of Copenhagen

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09 October 2018

Barbara Ann Halkier at Science and Cocktails

Public Outreach

Head of DynaMo Center Professor Barbara Ann Halkier gives a talk at Science and Cocktails on "Plan(t)s for the future".

From mustard seeds to broccoli

On 9 October 2018, Barbara Ann Halkier was invited to give a public lecture at Science and Cocktails at Byens Lys, Christiania in front of a sold out house of interested people. The very attentive and engaged audience was updated about the state-of-the-art in plant science from Barbara’s own research and also about how plant scientists can contribute to the challenges we are facing in feeding people in a world with a changing climate. Specific subjects of the lecture were 'Why plants are amazing organisms? What are the health benefits of broccoli and red cabbage? How do plants interact with their surroundings? Is mustard the new robust oilseed crop? Why has mustard more potential as future crop than oilseed rape?' and 'What can agrobiotechnology do for us?

About Science and Cocktails

Science and Cocktails is registered as a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the communication of scientific research to the general public.  All work at Science and Cocktails is on voluntary basis and the organisation has an established collaboration with ForskerZonen at Videnskab.dk and ScienceNordic.

Link to the video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R1-MB7EJzA 

Link to the description of the event: http://www.scienceandcocktails.org

Uniavisen reported the following from the lecture (in Danish): https://uniavisen.dk/drik-din-cocktail-og-spis-din-broccoli/