Lessons from plants

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 27 July


The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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We know that plants are important. They maintain our atmosphere, nourish other living organisms and benefit us psychologically by creating beautiful landscapes around us.

Join molecular biologist Beronda Montgomery as she explores how plants are masters of adaption and experience sensations that don’t require eyes or ears. Plants “know” what and who they are, and they use this knowledge to make their way in the world and maximise their chances of survival.

In this talk, discover how we might improve human society by better appreciating not just what plants give us, but also how they achieve their own purposes.

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About the speaker

Dr Beronda Montgomery is MSU Foundation Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology, she was named one of Cell’s 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America.

Beronda's latest book, 'Lessons from Plants', is available to purchase from Amazon and all good book shops. 


The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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