Sharks and Genetics

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14 May, 11:30 – 12:30, Hall 42 

What stories are hidden in the DNA of sharks? Did you know that shark DNA is 1.5 times bigger than human DNA? Scientists say that this means there are things coded into sharks that humans can’t do. Ongoing research into shark DNA may help solve the mystery but also perhaps tell us something about ourselves. Perhaps we could learn from sharks? Come and ask Gibbs Kuguru, a 2022 National Geographic Explorer from Kenya and shark scientist who studies the DNA of sharks. He developed his field skills with Great White Sharks at a cage diving company in South Africa and is now a Ph.D candidate at Wageningen University. He hopes to use filmmaking as a vector to change social attitudes around sharks to keep their populations safe.

This event is in English, simultaneous translation will be available.
In partnership with National Geographic.

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Sofia Tech Park, Hall 42

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