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Upcoming Events


Tickets are free but limited - online reservations are required.

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Spring 2016 Series Video Available

All events take place at 7 p.m. at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016  7:00 pm
What’s on Your Plate? Food Fraud Detection through DNA Testing

The possibility of product mislabeling and species substitution is an increasing concern in the food industry.  In order to detect this type of food fraud in processed products, laboratory methods such as DNA-based tests are often required.  This talk will focus on the use of two DNA-based methods, DNA barcoding and real-time PCR, to detect mislabeling of meat species in food products.

Rosalee S. Hellberg, Chapman University

Watch the recording on YouTube.

The Distinctive Voices Lecure Series will be dark during the summer months and programs will resume in the Fall.  Confirmed events are listed below.  More events will be added as they are confirmed.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Katalin Gothard, M.D., Ph. D., University of Arizona
Topic: Non-human primates as a model system for normal and pathological emotions/social behavior

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Andrew Whiten, University of St. Andrews
Topic: Evolution, social learning, traditions and culture

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