Video of 2017 Whitehead Symposium: Plant Chemodiversity and New Nature-Inspired Medicine

Whitehead Institute Symposium, "Harnessing the Untapped Power of Plants for Human Health", allowed two leaders in plant biology, Whitehead Members Mary Gehring and Jing-Ke Weng, to provide a window into their research and to describe how plants are a major gateway to the future of biomedicine and biotechnology. In this video, Weng's graduate student, Olesya Levsh, who outlined her journey to Whitehead, personified a commitment that is at the very heart of our mission: guiding and nurturing the next generation of scientists.  Weng also described how he uses a muliple "-omics" platforms -- genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and more -- to learn about the medicinal components found in some plants.



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