Science Café Events in the Sacramento Region for March
“Eat Your Microbes! Fermented Foods, Probiotics, & Gut Health”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
FREE TO ATTEND
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy of the UCD College of Letters and Science
Each month, Professor Jared Shaw with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry hosts the Davis Science Café, featuring scientists who are studying some of today’s cutting edge topics. This month’s speaker is Prof. Maria Marco in the Department of Food Science and Technology who studies microorganisms and their relationships with food and health. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G. Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!
Abstract: Fermented foods are currently the #1 health food trend. What are fermented foods exactly? What is the hype all about? How are fermented foods different from probiotic foods? Based on what has been discovered about the human gut microbiota, how can we use the microbes in our diet to promote health? This talk will cover these questions and address what remains to be done in this emerging area of microbiome science.