Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sight


Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:00pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History (Geo Hall), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
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 Saturday, February 17.


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