Each Tuesday in February, we will host a discussion over Zoom with a professor or practitioner who is an expert in the field of biotechnology. Each week will encompass one of four facets of biotechnology: health, food, environment, and intellectual property. Presentations will be from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm EST, followed by a ten-minute question and answer period.

All MLR editors are required to register for and attend a minimum of two presentations. If you have an internship or other unmovable, previously scheduled conflicts, please email me and we can work something out. Otherwise, attendance is required without exception. You can register for the events with the Eventbrite links below.

Health Week: On Tuesday, February 2nd, Professor Jessica Roberts will present on why digital contact tracing failed during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Food Week: On Tuesday, February 9th, Deepti A. Kulkarni will present on whether our regulatory system is ready for some of the most recent innovations in food.

Environment Week: On Tuesday, February 16th, Alan J. Sachs will present on how federal regulatory approaches have been adapting to advances in agricultural biotechnology.

Intellectual Property Week: On Tuesday, February 23rd, Professor Janet Freilich will discuss how the patent system presents a roadblock to innovation in the life sciences.

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