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Portland Science Night - Halloween Event

Thursday, October 29 to 7:00pm

Virtual Event

If you want to live a healthier and longer life, the secret might just be… worms.

Don’t believe us? Then attend our upcoming Portland Science Night and let Provost Patrick Philips, renowned expert in the biology of aging, tell you himself. Provost Philips will discuss how worms are not only helping him conduct anti-aging research, but are helping him improve the way scientists around the world replicate studies.

And what would a Halloween event be without a costume party? We’ll give away prizes throughout the night, including prizes for our favorite costumes. Get in the spirit and dress as your favorite character, or even your favorite scientist. With some teased hair and a bushy mustache, you could be Albert Einstein. Pull your hair back and wear black and you could be Marie Curie. Or throw on some green and yellow and be Patrick Philips himself—the worms are optional.


The event is free, but registration is required for livestream link. Register here:


Email Megan Wirtz, BS '10, or call 503-412-3802


About Patrick Phillips

UO provost and senior vice president Patrick Phillips, a member of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution and a member of the NIH Center for Excellence in Systems Biology, is a nationally recognized expert in ecology and evolution.

His research focuses on the biology of aging, genomics, and the genetics of complex traits, and he is working toward discovering how to increase people's health spans and decrease the impacts of environmental stress.

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