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Suds & Science

A “Spirited” Discussion




Sometimes, the most interesting discussions occur over a beer or a glass of your favorite vino. (Bonus points if you can remember what was said the next morning!) That’s the concept behind Suds & Science, a monthly event that brings scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. Each session kicks off with a short and enlightening presentation, after which the floor is open for discussion between the audience and the speaker. We cover a wide variety of topics that can range from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. We invite you to come sit back, sip your favorite beverage and participate in the discussion. Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into learning. 

Suds & Science is generously sponsored by 

 


Schedule 2020


If you missed our special Suds & Science series: San Diego’s Amazing Race to Combat COVID-19, you can watch the these and other science talks on the Fleet Science Center's YouTube Channel.

Developing a Vaccine in Record Time - Dr. Francesca Torriani, Program director of Infection Prevention & Clinical Epidemiology at UC San Diego Health and Infectious Disease Specialist,  and Dr. Kate Broderick, VP of Preclinical Research & Development at Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. 

The Need for Speed in Finding Treatments - Dr. Evan Snyder, Dr. Sandra Leibel, Dr. Laura Riva and Dr. Xin Yin from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 

Antibodies to the Rescue - Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology 

The Importance of Testing Everyone - Dr. Rob Knight, founding Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation and Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego and co-founder of the American Gut Project and the Earth Microbiome Project, and Dr. Lauge Farnaes, physician in infectious diseases at Rady Children’s Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at UC San Diego 


 

September 14

Molecular Science of Aging

Join us Dr. Ee Phie Tan will discuss her research in a recycling process (called autophagy) which provides health benefits—including life extension—in response to reduced food intake. This project will examine the cell networks that govern autophagy, and a specialized form of autophagy called lipophagy (fat recycling). Dr. Tan is a post-doctoral researcher at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Location: Virtual talk, online

Cost: $5-$20, The Fleet Science Center is happy to provide tiered pricing to make this event affordable, while also allowing attendees to support the Fleet if they can, making it possible for the Fleet to offer programs like these. 


October 12

TopicAll The Small Things: How Tiny Organisms Make a Huge Difference  

Speaker: Brianne Palmer. 

Here in San Diego where the weather is nearly perfect all year round and hiking trails are abundant, many people spend their leisure time exploring nature. But as you hike along these trails have you ever noticed the diversity below your feet? On the top of the soil, there is a crazy community of microbes and other organisms that have disproportionate effects on overall ecosystem health. We call these communities, biocrust. But what happens when these biocrusts are destroyed? Brianne Palmer intends to answer that question for biocrust communities in California coastal grasslands. 

Brianne Palmer is a PhD Candidate at San Diego State University and studies how biocrusts recover after fire and is trying to understand the impact they have on the overall recovery of the ecosystem after disturbance. She will present her research about fire and biocrusts as well as provide background about the organisms that live in these communities and what they can do to help the ecosystem. Throughout her research, Palmer tries to understand how the small things in life can lead to landscape level changes. She is funded by numerous small grants including the California Native Plant Society, California Native Grasslands, and the California Lichen Society. 

Location: Zoom, Virtual Talk

Cost: $5-$20, The Fleet Science Center is happy to provide tiered pricing to make this event affordable, while also allowing attendees to support the Fleet if they can, making it possible for the Fleet to offer programs like these. 


November 9

Deep Sea Marine Biology

Detailed information will be posted soon. Our speaker will be Dr. Greg Rouse from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Location: Virtual through zoom

Cost: $5-$20, The Fleet Science Center is happy to provide tiered pricing to make this event affordable, while also allowing attendees to support the Fleet if they can, making it possible for the Fleet to offer programs like these. 


December 14

Topic and detailed information will be posted soon!

Location: Virtual through zoom

Cost: $5-$20, The Fleet Science Center is happy to provide tiered pricing to make this event affordable, while also allowing attendees to support the Fleet if they can, making it possible for the Fleet to offer programs like these. 

 

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