Science Café Las Vegas: Boo Shan Tseng


Aug. 7, 2019, 7pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

McMullan's Irish Pub - 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., #110


Boo Shan Tseng, assistant professor in the UNLV School of Life Sciences, will speak at an upcoming Science Café Las Vegas. Her talk is titled, "How Bacteria Build Strong Communities." While we often think of bacteria as isolated cells, most of the bacteria in our environment live in sophisticated communities, called biofilms. These bacterial communities affect our everyday lives, in ways both good and bad: from their use in wastewater treatment to being a vehicle for hospital acquired infections. Bacteria form biofilms to protect themselves against a variety of dangers. For instance, living in these communities protects the bacteria against dehydration and starvation, as well as antibiotics and host immune response. This talk will discuss how bacteria form these biofilms and the protective mechanisms afforded to bacteria by living in these communities.

Come join others for a lively science discussion, delicious food, and fun. Come at 6:30 p.m. to order your food and mingle. Those under 21 are welcome.

Admission Information

Admission is free and open to the public. Food and drink will not be provided. Any food or drink ordered is paid for separately by each attendee.

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