‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to discuss microalgae’s role in carbon cycling and sustainable biofuels

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Who: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Xavier Mayali and Ty Samo will be joined by Tracy High School biology teacher Erin McKay to present “Small Algae, Big World: The Impact of Microalgae on Global Carbon Cycling and Sustainable Biofuels.” The event is the second lecture in the 2023 series of Science on Saturdays lectures showcasing “70 Years of Science” at the Laboratory.

What: This presentation will show the vital necessity of Earth’s smallest lifeforms. Lecturers will detail the roles microscopic algae play in energy production, the ways in which algal microbiomes affect the carbon they produce and how humans might harness the abilities of microscopic creatures to change the world for better. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m.

Where: The Mertes Theater, Building 4000, Las Positas College

Note: Science on Saturday is sponsored by LLNL's University Relations and Science Education Program. Lectures are free, open to the public and specifically targeted to middle school and high school students. For more information about Science on Saturday, visit the web or contact the LLNL Science Education Program.