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From biofuels to predicting the flu

May 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196

Event Description

Scientist in the Spotlight: A chance to chat with scientists about their work

Is the flu in your future?
Los Alamos scientists are using supercomputing to monitor and even forecast the spread of diseases. Visit with Nick Generous, of Information Systems and Modeling, who will be available to discusses how new social media tools are helping researchers improve disease forecasting, including the flu and other medical issues.

Building a better algae
Also available will be Amanda Barry, with the Lab's Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group, who will relay the process of how algae are converted into biofuels. In addition to examples of algae growing on petri dishes and in solution, ping pong balls will help demonstrate how scientists modify the DNA of the individual cells to make them more productive. Coloring books on the subject are also available to younger visitors. Join us for something the whole family can enjoy.