Join us for exciting science lectures at Fred Hutch
Science For Life
“Explore and experience science firsthand!”
Join us for a glimpse into the breakthrough science conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Our “Science for Life” series will break down the concepts, skip the homework and offer a chance to interact with world-class researchers in a fun and informal atmosphere.
February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013
Registration is free of charge.
Contact Jeremy Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 667-4211.
- Dr. Nicole Frahm
New Frontiers in Developing an HIV Vaccine
February 7, 2013
How can we use new understandings of HIV to develop a vaccine to prevent AIDS? And how do we evaluate which HIV vaccine strategies to pursue? Dr. Nicole Frahm, associate lab director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, will share the latest findings with you from the largest public-private partnership dedicated to finding an HIV vaccine.
- Dr. Mario Kratz
Diet, Obesity and Chronic Disease — What Do We Know?
February 14, 2013
Dr. Mario Kratz wants to understand the relationship between diet composition, regulation of body weight and the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. What do we know? What answers are we still seeking? Learn some of the latest science as well as the challenges in this area of research.
- Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem
Gene Therapy: Repairing our DNA
February 21, 2013
The idea of gene therapy—replacing a damaged gene with a working copy—has been around for a long time, but with only modest success. But that has all changed. Hear how Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem’s research into gene therapy has improved treatment for brain cancer, and promises new hope for patients with genetic diseases and in making patients resistant to HIV infection.
- Dr. Jim Olson
Harnessing Nature’s Weapons Against Cancer
February 28, 2013
Dr. Jim Olson treats children with brain cancer, and he has no patience for imperfect treatments. His drive for new answers led him to develop tumor paint, an innovative way to light up cancer cells using scorpion venom. Join him as he explains how this discovery illuminated new ways to co-opt nature’s inherent medical powers and create a whole new approach to treating cancer.