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Suds & Science—Weaving Shrimp & Drugs from the Sea


Monday, November 11, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Suds & Science—Weaving Shrimp & Drugs from the Sea

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Suds & Science—Weaving Shrimp & Drugs from the Sea

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

Location: Mangia Italiano, 248 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Cost: $5 online; $6 at the door. Food and drinks available for purchase.

About the talk:

About 65% of the pharmaceuticals approved for use in the United States have their origins in natural products, and the marine environment is considered to to be one of the most promising places to look for new natural products! In fact, there are already thirteen marine natural product based drugs approved in the US for the treatment of such ailments as pain, various cancers, viral infections, and high cholesterol. While marine natural products hold an increasingly important role in the clinic, they are also an invisible yet dramatic influence on coral reef ecosystems. Come share a beer with Chris Leber, a chemical ecologist and natural products scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to chat about how cyanobacteria can be used to treat diseases and also to build toxic shrimp houses, why some critters prefer to eat poisonous algae, and how our search for drugs in the sea is fruitless without a strong commitment to maintaining healthy ecosystems and preserving biodiversity.

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs. 


About Suds & Science:

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. 

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Mangia Italiano
248 Third Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Monday, November 11, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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