Microbial Communities—The Original Internet of Everything
Microbial communities run the world. Although they are too small to see with the naked eye, microorganisms determine the health of humans, our food supply, and the environment. They accomplish their amazing feats working in concert in communities, but there is little knowledge about what makes these communities robust and stable. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. The Joseph Priestley Award recipient is chosen by a different science department each year. The Department of Biology has selected this year’s recipient.
The event is supported by the College’s Priestley Fund and is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental studies, mathematics & computer science, psychology, and physics & astronomy and the Churchill Fund. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.
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Handelsman, Jo. "Microbial Communities—The Original Internet of Everything." Ensemble video, 01:36:26. September 18, 2019.