Thursday, October 19, 6:00 pm – Wonders of the Microbial World


Scott Chimileski, Microbiologist and Photographer, Kolter Lab, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University Roberto Kolter, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University will lecture on Thursday, October 19, at 6:00pm in the Geologic Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge.

In this lecture, Scott and Roberto will share their fascination with the wonders of the microbial world through vignettes and images from their new book, Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World. Their presentation will feature a stunning visual exploration of microbes, from the pioneering findings of a seventeenth-century visionary to magnificent close-ups of the inner workings and cooperative communities of Earth’s most prolific—but often invisible—organisms.

Free and open to the public. Copies of their book will be available for purchase and signing.  Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Related exhibition: World in a Drop: Photographic Explorations of Microbial Life, at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, now through January 7, 2018.