University Day Expo

UC San Francisco is hosting a University Day Expo, a free public event that's part of the World Conference of Science Journalists.

The expo will showcase exciting technology being used and developed at UC San Francisco to decode the fundamental principles of life, leading to tomorrow’s advances in health. In the company of top UCSF researchers, visitors can:

• Immerse themselves in microscopic worlds using virtual reality with Tom Goddard and see how scientists plan to use VR to train the researchers of the future with Shawn Douglas;

• Learn how Wendell Lim is reprogramming immune cells into cancer killers and watch “nanobots” that self-assemble into networks, simulating and illuminating the behavior of biological networks;

• Witness cell regeneration in action in the remarkable single-celled organism “Stentor,” a creature that can learn without a brain or nervous system, with Wallace Marshall;

• Experience holographic surgical planning with Judy Yee, in which images of human organs, generated from actual medical imaging, appear to float in space, allowing observers to peel away virtual layers to reveal what’s underneath;

• Play video games designed to treat dyslexia in kids with Fumiko Hoeft; and

• Explore teaching materials used by UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership, an alliance between UCSF and the San Francisco Unified School District, which has brought rich, interactive science activities to the children in San Francisco’s public schools for 30 years — with Kishore Hari.

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WCSJ) is convening its 10th meeting in downtown San Francisco and at the UCSF and UC Berkeley campuses from October 26 through October 30, 2017.

The meeting marks the first time the WCSJ has been held on US soil, and it is expected to draw about 1200 science journalists, working in all media, from approximately 80 countries.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Rutter Center
1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Type

Exhibit, Special Event


Local Community


Mission Bay




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