"Thank you for another great year of teacher lectures at the Whitehead Institute.  It’s always been such a great pleasure to hear what’s going on in the field and feeling the excitement firsthand of discoveries on the cutting edge."

-- 2016 Teacher Participant

Teacher program: Seminar Series

Whitehead Institute’s 2017-2018 Seminar Series for High School Teachers: How Technology Drives Biology

Registration for the 2017-2018 season is now closed.

Technology and biomedical research have had a long symbiotic relationship. Over the years, advances in our understanding of biological processes have translated into the development of new drugs, tools, and methods, which have, in turn, contributed to new scientific discoveries.

Whitehead Institute’s 2017-2018 Seminar Series for High School Teachers, How Technology Drives Biology, will examine how the interplay between biology and technological innovation is accelerating breakthroughs and advancing our approach to understanding human health and disease.

The first seminar of the 2017-2018 season will be held on Tuesday, October 3*, in Whitehead’s McGovern Auditorium.  

*Please note date change. 

The remainder of the sessions will be held the first Monday of each month with the exception of January, which will be held on the second Monday, January 8, 2018.

Each session begins promptly at 4:15 p.m. and includes a lecture and working dinner, typically ending by 6:30 pm.

We also match interested teachers with Whitehead partners—young Whitehead scientists who serve as a resource during the school year. Partners are eager to answer questions, discuss their fields of expertise, and even visit schools to meet with students. Teachers who have taken advantage of these partnerships in past years have found them to be invaluable relationships.

Participating teachers may be eligible to earn up to 27 Professional Development Points toward recertification.

For more information on the teacher program, please contact Amy Tremblay at tremblay@wi.mit.edu or 617-258-7270.

Slide of neurons

These neurons arose from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that were made from the cells of a patient with Parkinson's diease. A green-stained protein highlights the neurons' structures.  DNA in the neuron's nuclei is stained blue.

Image: Maya Mitalipova/Whitehead Institute

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