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Bacteria and Balloons

  • Scotty's Bar & Grill 548 Emerson Street Palo Alto, CA, 94301 United States (map)

Bacteria and Balloons

Doors open at 7:00pm, talks start at 7:30pm

$5 in advance / $7 at the door

Food and drinks available for purchase.

21+ event. 


Learning from Global Gut Microbiomes

Rebecca Gellman


Our guts are home to trillions of bacteria, and we're only beginning to understand how they interact with our bodies and each other. I'm studying how our gut microbiome has changed over time by looking at gut bacteria from different populations around the world. Specifically, I'll be talking about the gut microbiota of a hunter gatherer population in Tanzania, and how studying these bacteria can help us understand more about how gut microbes contribute to human health.


Balloons: Can they do the job of satellites?

Dan Bowen


Long-lived stratospheric balloons - What can they do? What are their limitations? Can you really steer them? Recent advances in solar power, battery density, and satellite communications have recently put balloons back in the running for use in communications, remote sensing, aerial imaging, drone delivery, and materials science research.