Science Café Las Vegas

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Science Café Las Vegas, supported by the UNLV College of Sciences, is an organization geared towards bringing fascinating science discussions to the public of Southern Nevada.

We invite scientists to give short (~10-15 minute) presentations to the public at our fantastic venue, McMullan's Irish Pub, and then have roundtable discussions about anything you could possibly wish to know. Science Café Las Vegas is on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m.

Come on down to the pub for lively science discussion, delicious brews, fantastic food, and a great time! Family friendly (under age 21 allowed).

Next Science Café: Wednesday, August 7

Dr. Boo Shan Tseng, UNLV School of Life Sciences

"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.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to dine and hang out.
Talk begins at 7 p.m.


McMullan's Irish Pub

4650 W. Tropicana Ave. #110
Las Vegas, NV 89103