The next Café Scientifique will take place on Tuesday, January 29, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse (501 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267). The discussion—entitled “Hot Microbes and Ethanol: Can thermophilic proteins solve our biofuels production woes?”—will address the use of protective proteins extracted from hyperthermophilic microbes to enhance bioethanol and other biofuel production processes. Michael Ceballos, assistant professor of biology, will lead the discussion. All are welcome to attend, and audience participation is encouraged.
Café Scientifique is an ongoing series that offers a space where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology for the price of a cup of coffee. Meetings take place outside of a traditional academic context and are committed to promoting public engagement with science. Additional information is available at cafescientifique.org. Interested audiences can look forward to additional discussions on the last Tuesday of selected months in 2013.
Café Scientifique is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege Science Education Program.