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Seattle Science Slam #7

September 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three scientists present their research to a citizen audiencein a clear and entartainig way. You applause desides who is the winner.

Bobby Langan, PhD Candidate in Biochemistry @ UW
Designer Proteins in Motion
Evolution developed proteins to solve a staggering number of biological problems organisms face. In lab, we can design proteins from scratch that more closely represent raw building materials; they don’t do anything on their own. I will talk about building functional machines out of the raw building materials we’ve developed over the past several year.

Hannah E Arbach, Ph.D. Student at UW in the department of biochemistry
Shaping up the nucleus
The nucleus contains the cells genetic material. Changes of the nuclear compartment can effect regulation of genes, but how is nuclear shape established and maintained? My research focuses on utilizing a novel cell type in tadpole tails that undergo dynamic changes to their nuclear morphology to understand nuclear shape and its impact on the cells genome.

Olga Sharapova, PhD, Scientist at Alder Biopharmaceuticals
Targeting the Cancer
Chemotherapy could have been the best approach to treat cancer if only it killed only cancer cells and didn’t damage normal cells. For many decades scientists have been trying to figure out how to specifically deliver drugs to cancer cells. I will talk about the development of anticancer targeted drug delivery systems and tell about new drug that I was developed during my PhD project.


September 6, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Seattle Science Slam


Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 US
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