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Suds & Science

An Evening of Thinking and Drinking

Suds & Science
Suds & Science
Suds & Science at  Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
Suds & Science at Callahan’s Pub & Brewery

It’s not a scientific mystery that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. And thus, the idea for Suds & Science was born: monthly events that bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. The evening begins with a short fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience—all while the audience drinks along. You can learn about everything from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. All of that for the price of a beverage! Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into science.


Schedule:


JULY:

What is Personalized Medicine?

Date & Time: July 11, 6:30 to approx. 8 p.m.

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 2816 Historic Decatur Road #116, San Diego, CA 92106

 

Cost: $5

President Obama recently launched the $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative. This initiative aims to speed up progress toward personalized medicine for all. Join Dr. Jessica Rusert, researcher at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine as she explains the possibilities and challenges of personalized medicine. What does personalized medicine mean? How does it help doctors make better treatment decisions? And why is the initiative so important to humanity?

 


AUGUST:

Zika, Dengue and Yellow Fever—What are flaviviruses?

Date & Time: August 8, 6:30 to approx. 8 p.m.

Location: Turquoise Cellars, 5026 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109

 

Cost: $5

The most recent flavivirus to hit every newsoutlet in the world is the zika virus. Although its existence has been known since 1952, symptoms have never been as severe as the ones we are seeing today. What is a zika virus? What does it have in common with dengue and yellow fever? And how was it possible for the zika virus to evolve into the health threat it is today? Join Dr. Deborah Spector from UCSD, as she explains what flaviviruses are, what current research efforts are looking at and if a cure in form of a vaccine will be available in the foreseeable future.