Argonne OutLoud at UChicago: 'Bacteria and You: A Love Story'

Friday, Jun 5 @ 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM EST

Argonne Environmental Microbiologist Jack Gilbert will present “Bacteria and You: A Love Story.”

Gilbert will discuss the microbial life on the human body that outnumber our cells 10 to 1. He will explore this brave new world, examining some examples of how your microbial world influences your health and highlighting the ways in which your lifestyle, diet and medical treatment can influence your microbiome. He will also discuss how bacteria could help combat Alzheimer’s, autism and cancer. Gilbert’s research team will even swab shoulders or cell phones of audience members who are interested in having their microbial world sequenced and interpreted.

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click HERE to register.