This is a non-smoking bar. Special event in English

(the speakers are presented in order of appearance))

15 MAY 
Vizantiou 7, Athina 117 41
From Plato to Proteins - Science Cocktail in English


The winner of the 'Shaker Trophy 2018' award, now includes five new Science-Cocktails at their menu:

  • "Science in Extraordinary Places"

  • "Hit the Road Plato"

  • "Hire the Gamers"

  • "Beer Genes"

  • "Social Proteins"

Don't miss the chance to taste science blended with society, history, innovative ideas, genetics and biochemistry. Yamas!

Science in Extraordinary Places: Skaramagas Refugee Accommodation Site 

Katerina Tsikalaki (STEM trainer at Skaramagas Learning Centre, British Council



Τhe road one travels makes all the difference: The Case of Plato’s Republic

Geoff Bakewell (Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, USA


The beginning of Plato’s Republic records an ordinary occurrence for ancient Athenians: “I went down to the Piraeus.” But what did it mean to travel on foot from the walled city to its classical harbor? Plato used the topography of Athens in the late fifth- and early fourth-centuries BCE to frame the dialogue. This presentation explores the likely route of Sokrates and his companion Glaukon, and suggests that the grave monuments they saw and the road they traveled are important for understanding this most influential philosophical work of antiquity: the road one travels truly makes all the difference.

Get them playing, get them hired!

Ilias Vartholomaios (CEO and Co-Founder Owiwi)


You cannot improve what you cannot measure; an old adage that rings true especially for soft skills. How has the importance of Soft Skills grown in the workplace? Has the shift from the old boring forms of assessment to new more exciting technologies made a change? Industry is required to speak the language of the newer generations who have recently entered and/or will soon enter the workplace. Can HR departments use a fun and immersive gaming experience to acquire insights into candidates’ soft skills profile? Can we make better hiring decisions using cloud-based platforms that offer unprecedented convenience and automation? This is how we bring NEW in an innovation-starved industry.

Where did the genes that help make your beer (and every other gene) come from?

Nikos Vakirlis (Postdoc in the Department of Genetics of Trinity College Dublin)


The human genome has ~20.000 genes, many of which are not found in simpler organisms such as yeast, who only has about ~6.500. Yeast does not need nervous system genes to make beer, and we don’t need fermentation genes to find our way to the bar and order it. Fermentation and brain genes were not around in the early ancestors of modern organisms. So where did these, and all the rest of the genes, come from? How, during evolution, do new genes originate? In this talk, we will see how novel genes can emerge “from scratch”, how we find and study them, and their role in evolution.

The social networks of proteins

Michalis Aivaliotis (Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


Every second of our lives thousands of proteins inside our bodies interact non-stop with each other and other biomolecules (lipids/DNA/RNA/small molecules) to keep us healthy. These protein interactions and functions resemble human social networks. Proteins have their own personalities, strengths and weaknesses, friends, co-workers, and collaborators, and they are born, they live and die depending on stress, disease, aging. Any abnormal protein behavior or socializing may lead to disease and death. The talk will give insights on
proteins’ social life related to our health, disease and death.

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