Science. It works, bitches. Protein Edition

Description

This talk is all about proteins and you’d better cope with it. Science isn’t the art of making things up so that math and biology classes are justified. Rather science is all about observing reproducible phenomena in the world. Knowing a little bit more about proteins explains all sorts of things. For example, do you know why sometimes you have crazy smelly pee after eating asparagus? What about miracle fruit? How can it be so taste bud altering yet legal? Seriously, lets have an open discussion about Alcohol Dehydrogenase. It is about time that know why your beer tastes good, and why that one friend is such a light weight.

Dr. Jayson Falkner

Affiliation Single Organism Software Inc
Website http://www.singleorganism.com/
Biography

Jayson grew up in Spokane, WA, moved to Miami, FL, for a degree in Computer Science, moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a PhD in Bioinformatics, and now lives in Portland to be close to family and work at a biotech start-up. “What is Bioinformatics?” is good question to make a conversation with Jayson awkward. He’ll get really excited about computers and science and stuff and you’ll get very bored.

Jayson unfortunately thinks topics such as Proteomics and Java and Linux are fun to discuss in casual conversation. He also spends the majority of his time in front of a laptop and will often claim that he loves his work. Oddly, Jayson has allergies to Facebook, instant messaging, Twitter, and other forms of social media. Way back in the day, Jayson helped design parts of the Java Web Tier API and to this day he is still very much a coder. Apply typical stereotypes.