Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Geological Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sight

The Harvard Natural History Museum invites you to an exhibition opening lecture by Roberto Kolter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Microbial Sciences Initiative, Harvard University; and Scott Chimileski, Microbiologist and Photographer, Harvard Medical School.

Although largely invisible, microbes are ubiquitous and
 have a profound influence on daily life. Using the familiar environment of our homes as a basis for their talk, Roberto Kolter and Scott Chimileski will guide the audience through
a tour of the remarkable microbial universe, from “invisible chefs” instrumental in preparing many of our favorite foods, to microbes that inhabit our bodies and help keep us healthy. In considering the role microbes play in shaping both human life and the natural history of the planet, this lecture will introduce the new Microbial Life exhibition opening to the public Saturday, February 17. Program attendees are welcome to visit the museum galleries after the lecture for a sneak preview of the exhibit.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page. Check back the day of the program for a direct video link. 

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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