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Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Harmful bacteria have the capacity to kill humans, animals, and plants, while beneficial bacteria play a vital role in keeping them alive. How do these small organisms accomplish such big tasks? Working in groups, bacteria are able to communicate using a cell-to-cell chemical communication process called “quorum sensing,” enabling them to synchronize behavior on a population-wide scale. Bassler will discuss how quorum sensing works and describe the cutting-edge medical therapies being developed to combat bacterial diseases by interfering with this communication process.

 

Details

Date:
March 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/tiny-conspiracies-cell-cell-communication-bacteria

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Phone:
617-496-1027

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/