FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required.
Featured Speaker: Fredrik Inglis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, and Principal Investigator, Inglis Lab, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Microbes are social animals. Although single-celled and seemingly not very complex, they have incredibly busy social lives. They talk with each other using chemical signals, perform collective behaviors to move and acquire nutrients, and even engage in toxic warfare. But how and why do these complex interactions evolve in such simple organisms? The research in my lab seeks to better understand the evolution of these interactions and the consequences they have on infection and resistance to antibiotics.
The Social Lives of Microbes is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library.