As many of you already know, Nerd Nite is a monthly pub lecture series held at LUCID. Almost everyone is there to meet new people, so you can consider the whole bar one big meetup!
Be there and be square.
*7:30 Talks (Doors open at 6:30)*
Talk #1 Comics in Russia: An insider’s view
Dmitry Yakovlev is one of the leading promoters, publishers and exhibitors of alternative comics in Russia. In 2007 he founded Boomfest, a comics festival held annually in St. Petersburg which has attracted such artists and scholars as Joe Sacco, Lorenzo Mattotti, Jessica Abel, Thierry Groensteen and Julie Doucet, as well as showcased local talent. Through his Boomkniga Press, launched in 2008, Yakovlev has published Russian translations of David B.’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, as well as Russian works such as Anton Nikolaev and Viktoria Lomasko’s Forbidden Art. http://boomfest.ru/en
Talk #1 All The Small Things: How miniaturization technologies are enabling groundbreaking advances in biomedicine
The digital revolution has enabled bulky room-sized computers to be shrunken down to pocket-sized smart phones. Computers are becoming ever more powerful, efficient, and cheaper. Why? Part of it is because of the miniaturization of the computer’s fundamental working parts. Miniaturization can have a huge impact in biological and biomedical problems too, because much of the interesting biology happens at the small scale. These technologies called BioMEMS (biomicroelectromechanical systems), enable a wide range of biomedical applications, including: personalizing drug therapies for individual patients, providing simple and accurate diagnostic devices to developing countries, allowing microtools for surgery, and providing microneedles for drug delivery.
Jonathan is a graduate student in the Department of Bioengineering in the lab of Dr. Albert Folch. His interests are in the crossroads of engineering and biology: developing microscopic devices that explore the cellular world. Jonathan imagines a future when ever smaller man-made technologies can discover, diagnose, and cure diseases. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and Masters studies at UC Irvine in bioengineering. In his leisure time, Jonathan enjoys photography, bicycling, good food, travel, and catching frisbees for the Bioengineering ultimate team, Mudflingers.