Microbiology discussion and pizza

30 Jan
  • A squid that gets its camouflage glow from symbiotic bacteria
  • How organisms in the human microbiome may help us stay healthy or make us sick

These are just two of the topics addressed by Ed Yong in his science writing about one of today’s hottest fields: microbiology. His most recent book is I Contain Multitudes.

Come to room 303 during lunch on Thursday, Feb. 23 to explore this fascinating field.

If you’d like to eat pizza while we chat, be sure to sign up online by Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Prior to the discussion, follow the links below to watch Ed Yong’s TED talk and/or read one or both articles in AP Source (database login required):

Ed Yong – Zombie Roaches and Other Parasite Tales (13 min. TED talk)
Ed Yong – Here’s Looking at You, Squid (3-page article from Jan. 2015 issue of Nature)
Ed Yong – Bugs on Patrol (4-page article from June 2015 issue of New Scientist)

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