** To do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our staff, supporters and community safe, MDI Biological Laboratory has cancelled all public events, courses and conferences until June 30, 2020. Our top priority is the safety of our employees, supporters and community. We will be hosting this Science Café online.**
The topic of the MDI Science Café for Monday, June 8, 2020 will be “The Molecular Machine Between Diet and Longevity” presented as a live online lecture by MDI Biological Laboratory faculty member, Jarod Rollins, Ph.D.
The rate at which we age is determined by the expression of our genes. One critical part of gene expression is the activity of the ribosome, the molecular machine that produces protein in our cells. In the Rollins lab, we can quantify ribosomal activity using a technique called polysome profiling. We use this and other tools to understand how gene expression changes with age or with anti-aging treatments like dietary restriction. In this MDIBL Science Cafe, Dr. Rollins will explore the connections between diet, protein translation, and the rate at which we age.
The MDI Science Café series is held bimonthly throughout the summer.
We ask attendees to please preregister online so that we can send you the link to the online presentation.
Our live online Zoom presentations will be recorded and uploaded for those who cannot make the live session. Please note, when Zoom records, it captures the audience as well as the presenter. If you do not wish to be recorded, please turn off your video camera. Audio will still be available.
MDI Science Cafés are offered in fulfillment of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s mission to promote scientific literacy and increase public engagement with science. The popular events offer a chance to hear directly from speakers about trends in science.