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Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A

Class Details

Presenter Bio: Do Soon Kim

Do Soon Kim is a PhD candidate in the Jewett Lab at Northwestern University. In his research, he works on designing variant ribosomes using experimental and computational methods.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Dec 16, 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM PT
Nancy Shin, Research and Data Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 

Citizen Science & Libraries is a 4-part webinar series that feature citizen science knowledge experts who will speak about their respective citizen science projects.  

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study genetics through a presentation and online Q&A.

Eterna invites contributors to become RNA scientists. Contributors solve puzzles to design specialized RNA-based medicines and sensors, receive feedback after their designs are built and tested in a lab at Stanford, and work together to build knowledge about how RNA works.

Learn more about citizen science and Eterna before the event: https://scistarter.org/nlm

Do Soon Kim, a leader of Eterna, will be in conversation with representatives from the Network of the National Library of Medicine - Pacific Northwest Region.

Join us on Zoom and submit your own questions on the Q&A/Chat features during the event. This event is supported by the Network of the National of Library of Medicine, All of Us, and SciStarter.

The event will be an hour and a half long. The first hour is geared toward a general audience of all ages, and the last thirty minutes will focus on best practices for community leaders to get others involved in citizen science.

This event is eligible for MLA CE credit. Email nkshin1@uw.edu for details.


Attendees will leave with more knowledge about how citizen science can be integrated into in-person and virtual library programs and more knowledge about the All of Us research program, as well as:

(1) Learn how to participate in a specific citizen science project;
(2) See the value of how specific citizen science projects enhance scientific discovery; and
(3) Acquire the skill-set to facilitate group events centering on a specific citizen science project.