Life’s Code; Gut Feeling – May 28

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these two Science Envoys will answer questions with insight and enthusiasm:

• UC Berkeley plant biologist Enrico Calvanese on The Interpreters of Life's Code — Proteins are molecular machines that enable all cellular life. How proteins are produced infuses our understanding of microbiology. New research proposes a novel understanding of how proteins come to exist, promising to open an entirely new dimension of cellular life.

• Stanford biophysicist Rachel Porter on The Bacterial Space Age Like human communities, bacterial communities are shaped by the available food, water, and space. Researchers largely understand the importance of food and water for bacteria in the human digestive system. However, only now are we discovering the importance of spatial organization for bacteria within our gut microbiome.

This interactive science presentation, free and unticketed, is produced by Wonderfest in partnership with Marin Science Seminar.

WHAT: Ask a Science Envoy: Life's Code; Gut Feeling
WHO: Enrico Calvanese & Rachel Porter, Wonderfest Science Envoys []
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 []
WHEN: 2024-05-28 — 7pm, Tuesday, May 28 (1 hour)

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Marin Science Seminar []