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Suds & Science—New Discoveries in the Human Microbiome


On you and within you lies a vast and complex microbial community of bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses, all important for players in human health and disease. This is the Human Microbiome. For years, microbes had a bad reputation, however, with more discovery, it’s becoming clear that microbes exist on a spectrum relative to human health. Some microbes are disease-causing pathogens, others are only harmful when they are in the wrong place or proliferate in great numbers, and others still are actually quite useful to the human body. Beneficial microbes play integral roles in human health, including aiding in digestion, producing essential vitamins and nutrients, fine-tuning our immune system and even manufacturing neurotransmitters that can affect our mood. Join Dr. Pedro J. Torres, Ph.D., in an open discussion about what we currently know about the role of the human microbiome in human health and disease.

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

Location: Wavelength Brewing, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

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

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.

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.

Later Event: July 12
The Science of the MCU