Tech Me Out

Tech Me Out: Join us to uncover how cutting edge molecular technologies provide new insights into ancient biology and dig deep into the world of big data in the public domain!

This event will be in English. / กิจกรรมเป็นภาษาอังกฤษตลอดงาน

Hosted by:

Matt Robinson (LOMWRU)

Janjira Thaipadungpanit (MORU)

2nd Floor, Maneeya Center,
518/5 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330
TUESDAY 21st MAY 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00PM - (Doors open 6:30PM)
Entry until venue reaches capacity

The origin of prehistoric cattle in Thailand: evidence from ancient DNA​

Dr. Wunrada Surat (Department of Genetics, Kasetsart University)

Cattle have been domesticated in Southeast Asia for thousands of years, but its history in the region remains unclear. To gain insights into cattle domestication in Thailand we extracted and sequenced DNA from 26 cattle remains found and excavated from four  archaeological sites located in Thailand. Join us at Pint of Science for the first genetic evidence of when B. Taurus, the common cattle, was domesticated in Thailand

A DNA Sequencer in your Pocket

Dr. Elizabeth Batty (MORU)

DNA sequencing used to need a lab full of equipment and a machine the size of a fridge. Now new technology has allowed us to make miniature sequencers the size of a chocolate bar that you can use anywhere - in the jungle, sailing the Arctic ocean, and even in space. I will explain how this exciting new technology works, and how it allows scientists to investigate disease outbreaks, track the trade in illegal wildlife, see what bacteria live in space, and more.

The De-identification and a possible Re-identification of data- A cause for worry in data anonymization

Dr. Mavuto Mukaka (MORU)

Data de-identification is an important aspect of data confidentiality to minimize concerns from stakeholders. It involves masking, generalizing or deleting any personal identifiers. The availability of information in the public domain risks re-identification using the publicly available data combined with basic computer science techniques. Join us to find out…