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WIB-Seattle Presents "Biology Beyond the Bench: Bugs, Bud, and Brew" October 12, 2017
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When: Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
Where: CoMotion HQ University of Washington
4545 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA  98105
Contact: WIB-Seattle

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Join WIB-Seattle and Life Science Washington in conversation with self-starters and entrepreneurs who’ve taken their careers in biology beyond the bench. This event will showcase some of Seattle’s brightest business talents, from startups to established companies in unique industries.

Moderator Patricia Beckmann of Life Science WA will lead the panel discussion and dissect the interesting careers of local entrepreneurs shaking up the bugs, bud, and brew scenes in Seattle.

From Caitlin Gamble, hear about what it takes to develop a revolutionary bioproduction platform. Ask what inspired Robyn Schumacher, a former biology teacher to leave it behind to co-own a brewery and become Washington state’s first female cicerone. Hear about Sara Luchi’s career as head brewer at Black Raven Brewery. Dig in on the topic of legal cannabis with Kersten Gaba and Jessica Tonani. Get answers for what it means to bring scientific expertise to developing and dosing cannabinoid based therapeutics.

Come ready to get inspired, make new connections, and learn about some of Washington state’s most intriguing companies.

Join us October 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at CoMotion HQ for Biology Beyond the Bench: Bugs, Bud, and Brew!

Refreshments will be served.


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Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.



5:30 p.m.        Doors open

6:15 p.m.        Moderated Discussion:

  • 40 minute moderated panel
  • 20 minute audience Q&A


Pricing Information

Members: $15

Non-Members: $45

Students: $10


Special Pricing for Guests

When registering, members can register guests at member price.


Event Date/Time

Thursday, October 12, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST


Parking Information

Paid parking is available on-site and in nearby lots for $5


Public Transit Information

Please use King County Trip planner to determine your transit route.


Maximum Capacity




CoMotion HQ University of Washington

4545 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

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