Jeff McQuaid from the J. Craig Venter Institute will give our next lecture at the La Jolla Riford library on Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 at 6pm.
Algae absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than any other organism and play an important role in both the carbon cycle and climate dynamics. This week’s lecture explains how some species of algae have evolved to develop an extraordinary mechanism to harvest iron from the ocean despite the low concentrations of iron found there, resulting in faster growth rates and possibly increased biological carbon sequestration.
After the lecture, there will be a Q+A session with the speaker to address any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!
Come on out for this great event on Saturday!
Come to the next workshop April 2, 3pm at the La Jolla Riford Library! Back due to popular demand! In this workshop we will dive deeper into online databases to explore genetic information from humans and other species in its biological context. No experience or participation in previous workshops necessary, all you need is basic computer skills. Bring a laptop if you have one. We also have a limited number of laptops for participants to use. Please sign up through http://lajollalibrary.org/events/
The molecular basis of late-onset sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (SAD), the most common form of the disorder, is still poorly understood. We hypothesize that each individual harbors genetic factors that either predispose to or protect from disease. Dr. Jessica Young will discuss her research using human pluripotent stem cells and genome-editing technology to analyze SAD phenotypes in the laboratory where her research is uncovering pathways that can be targeted with novel therapies. Join us Tuesday April 5 at 6pm at the La Jolla Riford Library to learn more!
Don’t miss our next workshop, Saturday March 5th at 3pm at the La Jolla Riford Library! Learn how photosynthetic microalgae harness the power of the sun and form the base earth’s food web. In this hands on workshop we will examine algae under the microscope and make “algae balls” to investigate photosynthesis. You will also learn how to grow your own algae to continue experimenting at home! Workshops have limited space so please sign up through http://lajollalibrary.org/events/
There is little argument that without sleep, we are functional basket cases. However, scientists are still hard at work at trying to uncover the mystery of why we NEED to sleep at all. In this lecture, Dr. Indrani Ganguly-Fitzgerald will attempt to shed light on the function of sleep, by diving into the neuro-genetic investigations that reveal a surprising connection between sleep, waking experience, and aging brain health. Join us on Tuesday March 1 at 6pm in the La Jolla Riford Library!
Join us on February 6 at 3pm in La Jolla to build your own working microscope and start exploring the microscopic world! Space is limited, so please sign up for workshops through http://lajollalibrary.org/events/
Join us on February 2 at 6pm at the La Jolla Riford Library Dr. Niesman will provide an overview of recently reported Alzheimer’s Disease genetic risk factors and how they may or may not interrelate in the development of cognitive loss.
Learn how to use public databases and free software to investigate the patterns of life! Saturday 2/6/2016, 3pm at the La Jolla Riford Library- please sign up for workshops through the La Jolla Riford Library (858-552-1657, LJstaff@sandiego.gov)
Learn how Monsanto is leveraging symbiotic relationships between plants and microorganisms that live in the soil to bring a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. Many of these microbes have distinctive properties that can help the plant control disease, insect pests and weeds. They can also stimulate plant growth and yield by improving access to nutrients. Join us Tuesday, 1/5/2016, 6pm at the La Jolla Riford Library!