Lecture by Dr. Azra Suko: A sweet solution to fuel troubles

With the inevitable depletion of the world’s oil supply, there has been an increasing worldwide interest in finding new renewable and biobased energy sources. Lignocellulosic materials such as agricultural residues, forestry, municipal wastes and other low-cost biomasses are an abundant and renewable source of sugar substrate that could be fermented to biofuels and biochemicals.

A Sweet Solution of Fuel Troubles
Discussion led by Dr. Azra Suko

Dr. Azra Suko, a graduate of the University of Washington Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory, will present a lecture titled A Sweet Solution to Fuel Troubles, and will be available for questions and discussion on these topics. Dr. Suko is an expert in the production of biofuels and biochemicals via fermentation process, and holds a patent and three recent publications about biofuels and biochemicals.

EDIT: Due to emergency circumstances this session will no longer be held on January 19th. We will post the new date as soon as it is rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Life Sciences Research Weekend

Looking for a fun and geeky way to spend the weekend? The Life Sciences Research Weekend will continue this Saturday November 2nd and Sunday the 3rd from 10am until 6pm at the Pacific Science Center in downtown Seattle! Watch crazy science demonstrations and learn about the world of life sciences from Researchers at the University of Washington and Biotech Companies in the greater Seattle area!

Study hard, then bring your wild and creative ideas to HiveBio’s next open discussion Tuesday November 5th from 7-9pm.

If you just can’t get away from the lab this weekend, HiveBio’s Open Lab Hours are as follows:

Saturday November 2:  EDIT: Closed due to power outage

Sunday November 3:    12pm – 4pm

Tours of the lab are open to everyone – become a member – or sign up for a Science Class!

Get your tickets for Science on Stage!

Join us for a creative pairing of science, theater and ethical discussion
at Green Lake’s Bathhouse Theater!

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research presents Science on Stage, Professional Readings of The Sequence by Seattle playwright, Paul Mullin.

Sequencing of the human genome was a public race – and a personal war!  Strong personalities, emerging technology and differing views on public vs. private DNA ownership fueled the race to obtain the first human DNA sequence.  Covering the story was a young journalist worried about her own destiny with breast cancer and the information that her genome sequence would uncover.

Stay for a post-play discussion of Biology and Ethics on October 12th with invited Scientists and Ethicists. Technology is making genetic sequencing faster and easier, and this information is being used to make medical decisions. Understanding how human genetic information is being used is now more important than ever!

Saturday October 5      2pm
Saturday October 12    2pm, post-play discussion at 3:45pm
Sunday   October 13    7pm

Tickets are $22
($20 for NWABR members)

To purchase tickets online and for more information visit http://nwabr.org/science-on-stage or contact Reitha Weeks at rweeks@nwabr.org

Proceeds support NWABR programs