This is not a Weston A. Price event, but we thought it might be of interest to some of our members. We posted about a similar event here.

Science Pub Eugene: Microbiome

Located at: Whirled Pies, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene

A Crash Course in the Microbiome of the Digestive Tract

With Sue Ishaq, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of Oregon



February 8, 2018 | Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
With the rise of research into the microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, “you are what you eat” has taken on a new meaning.  These complex microbial communities help the host get the most nutritional value out of their food, they teach the immune system “friend” from “foe”, and they make up a fundamental part of our physiology.  But, these gut communities can have dramatic effects on health.  In this talk, microbial ecologist Sue Ishaq will give a crash course in the gut microbiome, including the effect of maternal influences, diet, and probiotics, and discuss current research in animals and humans.


Sue is a research professor at the University of Oregon, in the Biology and the Built Environment center, who studies how humans affect the indoor microbiome and how it affects us back.  She got her Bachelor’s in animal science from the University of Vermont in 2007, and her PhD in Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences from UVM in 2015.  Her doctoral study focused on the rumen microbiome of moose, as well as a number of other wild and domestic animal species.  Prior to taking a position at UO, Sue was at Montana State University for two years studying microbial ecology in animals and soil.


Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.


Physics of Bacteria

 This comes to us from one of our local Eugene Chapter volunteers.  It is not a WAPF event, but we thought it might be interesting to local members.  Many of us have put a lot of work into feeding our bacteria to try to support a healthy innerecosystem.  Now lets go hear what a UO professor who studies bacteria has to say:

Science Pub Eugene: Physics of Bacteria

Located at: Whirled Pies at Cozmic, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene

Why Do Bacteria Care About Physics?

With Raghu Parthasarathy, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon

Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

Each of our bodies is home to trillions of microbes, mostly resident in our digestive tract, that form a complex ecosystem whose structure and dynamics remain largely mysterious.

How do bacteria grow, compete, and cooperate in the turbulent environment of the gut? How can the physical structures that microbes form influence their success? How can we develop instruments and experiments that allow us to explore the intestinal microbiota?

In this talk, Physics professor Raghuveer Parthasarathy will describe his lab’s efforts to develop and use microscopy methods to examine microbial communities inside zebrafish, a model organism that makes possible insights into the inner workings of the gut….

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