The Fifth Annual Microbiome Symposium offers both a lecture, open to the public, and a conference for the scientific community.
- Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Lecture (open to the public)
“Science Reporting in the Age of Fake News”
- Speaker: Carl Zimmer, award-winner New York Times columnist and the author of 13 books about science.
Mr. Zimmer will discuss present-day science news reporting and its implications for public policy within the context of eroding journalistic norms.
Also a national correspondent for life sciences publication STAT, Mr. Zimmer is a three-time winner of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. In his most recent book, “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity,” Zimmer chronicles his own experience with his children in understanding the advancing field of genetics.