When:
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/tiny-conspiracies-cell-cell-communication-bacteria

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.

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02/03/2017 18:00:00 02/03/2017 19:30:00 15 Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria 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? Wo... Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, MA 02138 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit