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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., Oct. 2.


Dr. Michael A. Dolan
National Institutes of Health


Computational Design of Antibodies to Fight HIV

An estimated 2.1 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2015, including 150,000 children under the age of 15. Join National Institutes of Health computational biologist Michael Dolan as he explains how the computer can be used to design antibodies against HIV that researchers can then test in the laboratory. This talk will provide details about how HIV infects cells, which portions of the virus are being targeted, and the various computational techniques used to combat the virus, including protein homology modeling, molecular dynamics, and protein-protein docking.

Dolan is Lead of the Biomedical Informatics Program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. His research areas include using computational biology techniques to tackle infectious diseases such as HIV, influenza, Ebola, Zika, anthrax, and prions, as well as visualizing big data. Dolan received his graduate degree in biochemistry from North Carolina State University and an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm

NOTE: Register here to let us know you're coming, even if you don't plan to buy food.


A la carte menu:

Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Bottled Beverages
Beer and wine

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