The State Theatre and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory present: Science On Screen.
A FREE, grant-driven, science education program for teens and adults that pairs prominent LLNL scientists presenting cutting-edge science with popular Hollywood films.
Get extra class credits for attending!
Attend and receive LLNL gear!
The top three classrooms with the most students in attendance over the four programs will receive cash prizes!
Talk to a scientist ~ an opportunity to meet and chat with the scientist following their presentation!
Lost in Space (PG-13~ 1998) 2 Hrs. 10 Min.
Fast and furious space adventure in which a dying Earth depends on one all-American family for its salvation. On their way to colonise a new world, the family run into some unexpected problems. Soon, they find themselves lost in space with little more than a psychotic villain and a variety of unwholesome aliens for company.
Doors at 11:30; presentation at 12; movie at 1 p.m.
Detection on the International Space Satiation
Speakers: Crystal Jaing and Nick Be, LLNL
The International Space Station (ISS) is a complex, built environment uniquely isolated from Earth. The interplay between the microbial community of the ISS and its crewmembers is important for assessing and preventing biomedical and structural complications for long term human spaceflight missions. We measured the microbial composition from both environment and crewmember samples using DNA sequencing and the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array. Our analysis showed that the microbial content from crewmembers and environmental surface samples evolve over time, and there is a high exchange of bacteria between the crew and ISS surfaces. This study will shed light on future crew and ISS environmental microbial surveillance efforts and the design of preventive measures to maintain crew habitat and minimize risk against potentially problematic microorganisms onboard spacecraft destined for long term space travel.
Crystal Jaing has a Ph. D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Jaing is a Group Leader in Genomics in the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate at LLNL. She has broad expertise in molecular biology, genomics, biodetection and microbiomes. She has successfully led and executed multiple government-funded programs on pathogen detection, rapid diagnostics, microbiome, forensic analysis and predictive biology. She is the developer and project leader of the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA), the most comprehensive microbial detection platform that detects more than 12,000 species of microbes.
Nicholas Be is a Scientist and Deputy Group Leader in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division at LLNL. His research is focused on applying DNA-based techniques for studying human pathogens and microbiomes. Dr. Be received a Ph. D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He currently leads research efforts aimed at applying microbiome analytics toward infections in combat injuries. Dr. Be is involved in a range of bioscience research efforts, including identification of microbial signatures in DNA sequence data, techniques for detection of antimicrobial resistance, analysis of microorganisms in the environment and atmosphere, and exploring microbial content on the International Space Station.