I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us

Date: 

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Geological Museum Room 100 (24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA)

ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: MSI Seminar
SPEAKER(S): Ed Yong
DIRECTED BY: Roberto Kolter
DETAILS:    
Every animal, whether human, squid or wasp, is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behavior, and bombard us with their genes. Join New York Times best-selling author Ed Yong take us on a tour through our microbial partners. Find out how bacteria have shaped animal evolution and human health, why breastfeeding is about more than just babies, how animals can survive without mouths or guts, and why Australian scientists are fighting tropical diseases by releasing infected mosquitoes. Reception to follow.
Admission: Tickets are required but free, and will become available through the Harvard Box Office on February 2nd at noon. Available at 617-496-2222 or www.boxoffice.harvard.edu (for a fee), or can be picked up in person at Smith Campus Center.