Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sight at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:00pm

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.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Microbial Sciences Initiative, Harvard University

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit


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. 

A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel approximately three weeks after the lecture.

(617) 495-3045
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138