Microbes After Hours Series

Join ASM for this series of events exploring the role of microbiology in our world.  Hosted at the ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC these monthly events are open to both ASM members and non-members alike.

 

Session 3 |Return of Influenza | October 9, 2012 | 6:00-8:00pm 
ASM Headquarters, 1752 N Street NW, Washington DC
 

Fall is on the horizon, bringing with it freshly-sharpened pencils, vibrantly-colored leaves, and of course - the annual influenza season. Join us at ASM Headquarters to learn about the microbiology of this fascinating virus and why vaccination not only protects ourselves but higher-risk individuals all around us. Come mingle with like-minded enthusiasts and curious citizens over FREE local brews and appetizers – all while discovering how the influenza virus works and what its diversity means for you!

 

Guest speakers include…

  • Dr. Jeff Taubenberger, NIH/NIAID
  • Dr. Kristin Nichol, University of Minnesota

 

Cost: Free
Must be 21+ w/ valid ID
Space is limited, RSVP required

RSVP HERE

For those of you who do not live in the Washington, D.C. area we will also be live streaming the event. You can watch HERE

 

Session 2 | My Microbes, Myself | July 19, 2012 | 6:00-8:00pm
ASM Headquarters, 1752 N Street NW, Washington DC
Did you know that your body is home to 10 times more microbes than human cells? Join us at ASM Headquarters to learn about the human microbiome and its fascinating practical applications. Mingle with like-minded enthusiasts and curious citizens over FREE local brews and appetizers – all while discovering what lives around and within you.

  • Dr. Lita Proctor, Human Microbiome Project at NIH
  • Dr. Liliana Losada, J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD
  • Dr. Jacques Ravel, UMaryland School of Medicine
  • Dr. Vince Young, UMichigan Medical School

Cost: Free
Must be 21+ w/ valid ID
Space is limited, RSVP required.

RSVP HERE

Update! Due to popular demand ASM will be live streaming the Summer Happy Hour Series - My Microbes, Myself - from 6p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET on MicrobeWorld at http://www.microbeworld.org/index.php?option=com_jlibrary&view=article&id=9085 The presentations will start around 6:30 p.m. Don't miss it! 

 
Session 1 | Microbes & Microbrews | May 17, 2012 | 6:00-8:00pm
ASM Headquarters, 1752 N Street NW, Washington DC
From “green” beer brewing practices to new innovations in food sustainability and energy production, come learn and taste the unique application of microbiology and fermentation. Sip local brews, mingle with like-minded enthusiasts, and connect with ASM at our headquarters.

Great ideas (and good beer) start here!

•    Neal Conners, President, Society for Industrial Microbiology
•    Bill Madden, CEO/Brewer, Mad Fox Brewing Company
•    Nick Funnell, Head Brewer, Sweetwater Tavern
•    Ellie & Bob Tupper, Brewers, Tuppers' Hop Pocket

Cost: Free ($5 Suggested Donation)
Must be 21+ w/ valid ID

Space is limited, RSVP required.  RSVP HERE

       

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