The GMGI Science Hour

The GMGI Science Hour gives GMGI the unique opportunity to bring world-class and innovative science to the community at home. Scientists from the GMGI network and beyond graciously share their time and expertise with audiences through captivating, hour-long virtual lectures and discussions.

Upcoming Science Hours

The GMGI Science Hour is back this Winter with a stellar lineup of speakers ready to bring timely, engaging science to you at home.

Please see below for details and registration information on our upcoming talks, and reach out to with any questions.

February 29, 2024 at 7:00p

Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies Program, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium 

Magic markers – How electronic tags and DNA help us understand the life of marine fishes and the impact humans have on them

More Details and Registration

Studying fish in the wild is a difficult task, particularly when it comes to highly mobile species or those that inhabit vast areas of the ocean. Fortunately, technological innovations continue to provide scientists with ever-improving tools for investigating the secret life of fishes and understanding how human activities may impact their use of the ocean and continued survival. Over the past decade, Dr. Jeff Kneebone of the New England Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life has worked with multiple colleagues and relied upon two very different, but complimentary, techniques – electronic tagging and DNA analysis – to shed light on mysteries surrounding some of New England’s resident fish, from bottom-dwelling skates to migratory bluefin tuna. But how do these technologies work and what can they really tell us about what happens underwater?

Q&A to be moderated by GMGI Donald G. Comb Science Director Andrea Bodnar.

Past Science Hours

The GMGI Science Hour: Sea Urchins and the Secret to a Long and Healthy Life
The GMGI Science Hour: From a Laboratory “C-” to Stockholm – My Improbable Path to the Nobel Prize
The GMGI Science Hour: COVID-19 – Learning from Patients
The GMGI Science Hour: GFP – Lighting Up Life
The GMGI Science Hour: Using Advanced Technologies to Explore the Underwater Behavior of Humpback Whales
The GMGI Science Hour: Genomics as a Tool for Improving Fisheries Management and Marine Conservation
The GMGI Science Hour: Outbreak Response in the Genomic Age