Release date: IMMEDIATELY
Date: April 20, 2004
Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist ~ (909) 798-5048
Event date: Wednesday evening April 28, 2004
Event place: COUNTY MUSEUM, REDLANDS
Dangerous Liaisons at the County Museum
Dr. Norman Ellstrand will deliver a guest lecture entitled "Dangerous
Liaisons? When Cultivated Plants Mate with Their Wild Relatives"
at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at the San Bernardino County
Museum in Redlands. The lecture is open to public at no charge.
Ellstrand is a professor of genetics at the University of California
Riverside. He is director of the University's new Biotechnology
Impacts Center and the author of a recently published book about
the escape of engineered genes into natural plant populations.
In his presentation, he will offer an overview of the current
state of genetic engineering of plants. He will outline some of
the primary environmental concerns and then address his research
focus: what might happen if pollen carries these genes move from
improved crops into the wild? Are there lessons from traditionally
improved crops that can help predict the future environmental
impacts of engineered plants?
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street
exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free, and the
facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information, visit
or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.
Kamelyta Plimley, Marketing Assistant
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374
Tel (909) 798-9829 Fax (909) 748-7763