Bedroom Botany: What Plants Can Teach Us About Sex

Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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Orlando de Lange, SoundBio Lab and Ada's present Bedroom Botany: What plants can teach us about sex, gender, parenting and love.

Separate males and females, pre-determined by chromosomes? One mother and one father for each baby? These are some common assumptions about life, when seen from an animal's perspective, but plants are not nearly so constrained. Expand your horizons by learning about the weird ins and outs of plant sex, from double fertilization and parasite-offspring to hermaphrodite flowers and cleistogamy, whatever that is!

Speaker: Orlando de Lange, Plant Molecular Biologist at UW and parent to many happy houseplants.

Arriving in Seattle from the UK, by way of Germany, presenter Orlando de Lange now spends his days researching plant immune systems at the University of Washington. By night, weekend, and any other free time he can be found at SoundBio, a community lab space in the University District where he leads a team of intrepid amateur plant scientists (www.sound.bio).

Doors at 7:30pm // Program begins at 8pm

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