BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The topic of the MDI Science Café Online for Monday, June 8, 2020 will be “The Molecular Machine Between Diet and Longevity,” presented as a live online lecture by Jarod Rollins, Ph.D., a faculty member at MDI Biological Laboratory.
The rate at which we age is determined by the expression of our genes. One critical element of gene expression is the activity of the ribosome, a complex molecular machine that synthesizes proteins in our cells. The Rollins lab is exploring how ribosomal activity changes in response to diet to change gene expression and promote longevity. In this MDI Biological Laboratory Science Café, Rollins will discuss the links between diet, protein translation, and the rate of aging. He will also explain some of the innovative techniques used in his research on helping people live longer, healthier lives.
The free event will be held at 5 p.m. and participant registration is necessary to gain the access link for the presentation. You can register for the event here.
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 have transitioned to an online format for the time being, offering people a chance to hear directly from speakers about trends in science. Presentations are a mix of live and pre-recorded events.
The MDI Science Café series is held bimonthly throughout the summer. For more about MDI Biological Laboratory’s events, please visit mdibl.org/events/.