Suds & Science
An Evening of Thinking and Drinking
Monday, Nov 9, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Suds & Science
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.
Date: November 9
Time: 6:30 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m.
Location: Quantum Brewing San Diego, 5375 Kearny Villa Road #116, San Diego, CA 92123
Please note: Quantum Brewing San Diego does not offer food, but you are welcome to bring your dinner or order from one of the neighboring restaurants. Menues will be available at Quantum Brewing.
Topic: GMOs: the Facts, the Myths and the Hype
We have all heard many arguments for and against GMOs in our diet. Join Emily Burke, PhD, as she explains what GMOs are and what we need to understand about them.
About Dr. Emily Burke
Dr. Burke is the Director of Curriculum at BioTech Primer, a private company that specializes in providing scientific training to non-scientists working in the biotech industry. In this capacity, Dr. Burke develops training material for clients, delivers training sessions, and writes the BioTech Primer weekly newsletter that provides scientific insight into recent industry developments. Dr. Burke delivers training classes nationally and internationally, and has been an invited speaker at many events including the annual BIO International Convention, California Life Science HR Conference, and California Partnership for Access to Treatment meetings. Prior to joining BioTech Primer, Dr. Burke worked as a patent writer for ISIS Pharmaceuticals in Carlsbad, CA, taught biology and biotechnology classes at San Diego Miramar College, and conducted post-doctoral research on the molecular pathogenesis of respiratory syncytial virus and Lassa fever virus at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Burke received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of South Alabama.