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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 


August 10

Evolution 2.0 - Cross-Species Gene Replacements

Recent advances in genetic engineering allow living creatures to be manipulated in previously impossible ways. Dr. Troy Sandberg will discuss his work developing the ‘evolution machine’, a robotic systems that provides a platform for studying genetic adaptatio

To develop the evolution machine, Troy used various genes, even some human ones, to replace specific genes in a strand of E. Coli bacteria, which quickly developed mutations that successfully incorporated the foreign genes.

Join us as Troy walks us through  the  mechanisms he used for this process and discusses the  potential genetic engineering applications and implications, including some futuristic ideas such as “designer organisms”.

Location: Online, Zoom Webinar

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. 


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

Topic: Effect of Fire on Ecosystem Services

Speaker: Dr. Brianne Palmer. 

Title, detailed description and ticket link to follow soon!

Location: TBA

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: TBA

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: TBA

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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