Forensic Entomology: From Sung Tzu's 13th Century Observations to Today's Genomic Revolution

August 9, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Bugs! Dead people! This program presented by Dr. Christine Picard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology Forensic and Investigative Sciences, could be ripped right out of an episode of CSI. It will focus on the history of forensic entomology, which is just a fancy way of naming the science behind studying the life stages of an insect to solve crimes. We'll dive into its first uses in criminal investigations to its impact on art and even music, to today's genomic revolution. But that's not all. We'll even dig into understanding the basic biology of insects, making this a must-see event for everyone.

No registration is required. For more information, call the Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362.

This program will be held in the Program Room.