Have you ever sat down at a bar, ordered a beer, and thought to yourself, “Why do humans even have specific genes for breaking down alcohol?” This is what happens when a guy with a PhD in Molecular and Medical Genetics from OHSU gets a job working at a brewery. The answer, as it turns out, takes you a long way back in human history; our relationship with yeast (the organism that makes alcohol), predates human evolution. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Kevin McCabe, Lab Supervisor at Full Sail Brewing, will take you through the history of primate alcohol consumption, the importance of yeast to human history, and how early microbiology turned the tables on yeast and gave humans control over our boozy destiny.
Evolution Under the Influence: Alcohol and the Coevolution of Humans and Yeast
When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm
Cost: $8.00 advance tickets,
$10.00* suggested cover at the door.
Online sales end at 4:00pm on day of event.
Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!