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Birmingham SCI Cafe

Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at the Birmingham SCI Cafe, every third Tuesday at John’s City Diner in downtown Birmingham (112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N). All SCI Cafes are free to the public and no science background is required. The fun begins at 6 pm with science trivia, then continues with the guest speaker at 6:30 pm.

The Birmingham SCI Café is a joint project presented by McWane Science Center and the Civitan International Research Center at UAB. By combining our efforts, we are giving scientifically curious people the opportunity to interact with scientists, researchers and enthusiast from diverse fields. Together, we are bringing this unique learning experience to the Birmingham community!

Upcoming Birmingham SCI Café Presentations

September 17th: Zebrafish and Neuropsychiatric Illness
A major challenge in neurobiology is to better understand and treat neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental illness. We use zebrafish, a small and transparent model organism, for high-throughput investigation of genes contributing to these conditions. Find out more and how work in zebrafish can contribute to the discovery of new therapeutics from Summer Thyme, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology at UAB.

October 15th: TBA

November 19th: Krill
They’re one of earth’s most vital life-forms. Now prepare to learn how they survive in one of earth’s coldest climates, as UAB Researcher Margaret Amsler presents “The Chill and Thrill of the Antarctic Krill”. Learn the life history of krill,their importance in the Southern Ocean’s food web and the challenges faced due to climate change. Plus, stunning visuals will include images of the icy environment, wildlife, science in action in Antarctica, including video from a submersible cruise.

CLICK HERE to get more information about John’s City Diner.

 

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