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January 2018

The Science of Dairy

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037, CA 92037 US
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Join us at the La Jolla Riford Library on January 20th for a fun workshop on the science behind dairy! Discover the chemistry and microbiology of cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products. Learn how to make cheese and remove lactose from milk in this fun, hands-on workshop exploring food technology. Appropriate for ages 10-18. Limit 20 participants. Science workshops are held every 1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday at 3pm at the La Jolla Library. Please check the La Jolla Library…

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Space Biology 101

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, US
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Join us at the San Diego Central Library for a lecture by Christoph Lahtz, PhD. We live in an exciting time! We are on the brink of becoming a multi celestial species, yet in order to live on other celestial bodies like the moon, Mars, Venus or in space stations, we need to learn what it would be like to live in space. “Space biology” refers to the science of how animals (including humans) and plants react to the environment…

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February 2018

Exploring Fluorescence

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037, CA 92037 US
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Come join us at the La Jolla Riford Library on February 3rd for a fun workshop on fluorescence! Fluorescence illuminates the underwater world, has revolutionized biomedical science, and is surprisingly common in the chemicals that surround us everyday. Learn the science behind one of the most beautiful and useful phenomena in nature in this hands-on workshop. Appropriate for ages 8-14. Limit 20 participants. Please register through the library events page: https://lajollalibrary.org/events/

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Poop, Robots and Supercomputers

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037, CA 92037 US
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Join us for a lecture by Daniel McDonald, PhD, at 6:30pm on February 6th at the La Jolla Riford Library. Dr. McDonald is the Scientific Director of the American Gut Project. Did you know that you have as many (or more) bacterial cells as you do human cells? It turns out that humans, and all mammals for that matter, harbor vast ecosystems composed of microscopic organisms which are critical for health and well being. In this lecture, Dr. McDonald will…

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Exploring the worlds within us: The immune system on the move

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, US
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Join us for a lecture by Zbigniew Mikulski, PhD, director of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology Microscopy Core Facility, at the San Diego Central Library on Thursday, February 15th at 6:30pm. Arthur C. Clarke once quipped that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Through images and movies, Dr. Zbigniew Mikulski, director of microscopy core facility at La Jolla Institute, will take you on a space odyssey to the outermost edges of the visible within us. In…

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CSI La Jolla: Crime Scene Science

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037, CA 92037 US
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How do scientists determine the identity of a criminal from a tiny piece of evidence? In this hands-on workshop you will learn powerful molecular techniques for solving crimes with DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, chromatography, and other scientific methods. This program is a collaboration between The Wet Lab, AWIS, and the La Jolla Library BioLab. Recommended for ages 12-18, and adults are welcome too. Limited to 30 people. Please register through the library events page: https://lajollalibrary.org/events/

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March 2018

Library Workshop: Basic Bioinformatics with Public Databases

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037, CA 92037 US
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• What we'll do The genomic revolution has produced an enormous amount of biological data that is changing medicine and society. Discover the wealth of data that is accessible to the public starting with basic computer skills and an internet connection. Bring a laptop if you have one. We also have a limited number of laptops for participants to use. Recommended for ages 14-adult. • What to bring Bring a laptop that can connect to the internet if you have…

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La Jolla Library Lecture: Space Biology 101

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037, CA 92037 US
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• What we'll do Are you interested in colonizing other planets, or just want to know what it will take to get the first humans to Mars? Please join us at the La Jolla Library for the next citizen science lecture presented by Dr. Christoph Lahtz, director of the San Diego Space Bio Lab. We live in an exciting time! We are on the brink of becoming a multi celestial species, yet in order to live on other celestial bodies…

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Downtown Library Lecture: Intro to Herbalism

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, US
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• What we'll do Are you curious about the science behind natural remedies? Please join the Wet Lab at the next citizen science lecture as we explore the science and wonder of herbal medicine led by certified Herbalist Julie Quinn of RD Alchemy Natural Products. After we cover herbal beginnings and basics we delve into the properties and uses of common Western herbs. From teas to tinctures, adaptogens to antioxidants; join us as we kick off a great start to…

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Bio Lab Workshop: Foundations of Genomic Technologies

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037, CA 92037 US
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• What we'll do Calling all biohackers, aspiring scientists, and curious members of the public. Get hands-on with polymerase chain reaction, the Nobel Prize winning technology that has transformed biomedical science over the past 30 years. This workshop includes both hands on and computer activities. You can bring a laptop if you have one- we have a limited number for participants to use. Recommended for ages 14-adult. Limited to 20 participants. Follow this link to sign up: http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/bio-tech-workshop-tbd-6 • What…

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