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Science Cafe – The Fungus Among Us

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Fungus… have you ever thought about it? Some we eat, like mushrooms, some like molds are a problem, and yet others can affect our health. In her presentation, Dr. Drummond will discuss the amazing world of fungi, from how these organisms are used in production of our food and medicines, to how fungi represent a serious threat to our environmental biodiversity and human health.

About our speaker:

Rebecca Drummond obtained her PhD from the University of Aberdeen, in the north of Scotland, UK. She moved to the NIH in Bethesda in August 2014 as a research fellow.

About Science Cafe:

Science Cafés are open to everyone and feature a scientist engaging and leading the discussion to encourage conversation, debate, and interaction. The Rockville Science Café is organized by RSC Board member Ruth Hanessian and Tina Paul of Sigma Xi, and allows our community to explore the latest ideas in science and technology outside of a traditional academic context. Contact Ruth with any questions at 301-674-RUTH.

Rockville Science Cafe is held at Branded ’72 Pit Barbecue, which serves awesome BBQ, plus vegetarian dishes and salads. Arrive early if you want to buy dinner or a drink and get a table.

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Branded ’72
387 E Gude Dr
Rockville, 20850 United States
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