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Science On Tap

Feb 19, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Jessica Privette
505 667-0375
Science on Tap February

Event Description

Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month. It begins with an informal 15-minute talk followed by a lively group discussion.

This week, Harshini Mukundan of Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy at Los Alamos National Laboratory will discuss the global threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

"The unnecessary and uncontrolled use of antibiotics and the use of antibiotics in food animals to prevent, control and treat disease and for promoting growth are only some of the reasons for the rapid increase in antibiotic resistance today," said Mukundan. "To prevent the world from entering a post-antibiotic era in the very near future, where even common infections can prove life threatening, urgent and immediate change is mandatory... The choices we make and the responsibility we show can slow down the emergence of antibiotic resistance and ensure the viability of these miracle drugs for future generations."

Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum, this series begins each evening with an informal 10 to 15-minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. “On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.