Kvantum Institute will launch a new event – Friday Morning Science Coffee. The event aims to be casual and relaxed discussion forum where researchers can present new ideas, get feedback and collaboration within or outside of own discipline, discuss about methods or other scientific practices, or just raise discussion about topical themes. Our aim is to make Science Coffee a tradition: hot coffee and hot science is to be served every second Friday morning, between 9:00-10:00 o’clock, in Tellus Innovation Arena.
Science Coffees will be launched in autumn 2018, but as a taster the first Science Coffee is organized on June 8th, starting at 09:00. The theme is "The Biodiversity that we breathe: Microbiomes in the air and their implications for the health of individuals and ecosystems”. The main Science Baristas include: Nonne Prisle, Phillip Watts, Eva Kallio and Jukka Forsman - "we will discuss about the effects of biodiversity on the health and well-being of individuals and ecosystems. Much less is known about the diversity of microbiomes on the air aerosols, yet we are breathing them all the time. Where are they coming from, what kind of microbiomes exists on aerosols, how to measure their diversity, and what are their implications locally and globally for humans and other animals? Our aim is to mix biological and technological know-how, stir, drink it black and get a basic understanding what is feasible and what could be done."
Last updated: 15.5.2018