Monday, March 26

Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

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Space flight provides a unique test bed for developing new technologies and products with benefits targeted towards both space-based and terrestrial applications. The weightless environment can be used to better understand, accelerate or retard biophysical/biochemical processes and create new biologically based products or to improve existing ones.

BioServe has designed, built and flown over 50 different payloads on over 40 space flight missions including the International Space Shuttle (ISS), MIR, Soyuz and Progress. Although the space shuttle has retired, BioServe hardware and projects are still launched to the ISS and they continue to maintain and operate two of its “smart” incubators, Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA), onboard. This hardware provides temperature control, real-time monitoring via imagery and data streaming, automated activation, termination and sampling for investigations being conducted by BioServe as well as NASA investigators and outside researchers.

Speaker: Dr. Louis Stodieck is the center director and research professor for the department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Stodieck is responsible for overall center direction and strategic planning including setting and carrying out BioServe’s goals and initiatives. He also guides research being conducted by BioServe’s scientific staff and graduate and undergraduate students.

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