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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. 

 


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 


November 9

Exploring the Deep Sea: Novel Biodiversity All Around

The advent of submersibles and remote operated vehicles has allowed unprecedented access for humans to the deep sea. This has resulted in the discovery of novel habitats like hydrothermal vents and methane seeps. It also has allowed the documentation of amazing animals that previously were only seen after being damaged by nets or dredges. New species are constantly being found and described, even off California, whose deep seas are relatively well known. Greg Rouse will show the results of several recent cruises from off our coast.

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

An Appealing Alternative? The Quest for a Needle-Free Glucose Sensor

How can technology enhance both engagement and the testing experience for individuals living with diabetes? Join Dr. Edward Chao, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and physician at the VA San Diego, for a lively discussion of his collaboration with nanoengineers to develop and test a wearable glucose sensor. His research is funded by grants from the UCSD Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and the UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars.

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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