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Human genome and travel to MARS!

  • Freewheel Brewing Company 3736 Florence Street Redwood City, CA, 94063 United States (map)
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Are you curious to know what happens to our human body when one goes to MARS? What can your genome tell you about yourself? Come and learn more from the expert in the field!

Join us at our favorite bar to find out more! 

$5 in advance / $7 at the door

Food and drinks available for purchase.

Family friendly, bring your kid! 


Checklist for Mars: how to get humans there and back again, in one piece?


Dr. Egle Cekanaviciute

Scientist, Universities Space Research Association

Contractor, NASA Ames Research Center

What happens to the human body in space, especially, on a three-year round trip to Mars, and what are we doing to avoid it? I will give a brief overview of some of the risks of spaceflight, especially, space radiation, and the research to understand and mitigate them.


What does your genome tell you about yourself?

Dr. Catherine Tcheandijeu

Postdoc at Stanford

Since the human genome was sequenced, a tremendous amount of information about humans, our ancestry, our genetic predisposition for diseases, traits or behavior, has been made accessible. We know much more about us today than 15 years ago! How was this made possible and how can we use our genome to better understand ourselves?

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Earlier Event: October 24
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Later Event: January 30
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