Physics of Bacteria

 This comes to us from one of our local Eugene Chapter volunteers.  It is not a WAPF event, but we thought it might be interesting to local members.  Many of us have put a lot of work into feeding our bacteria to try to support a healthy innerecosystem.  Now lets go hear what a UO professor who studies bacteria has to say:

Science Pub Eugene: Physics of Bacteria

Located at: Whirled Pies at Cozmic, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene

Why Do Bacteria Care About Physics?

With Raghu Parthasarathy, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon

Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

Each of our bodies is home to trillions of microbes, mostly resident in our digestive tract, that form a complex ecosystem whose structure and dynamics remain largely mysterious.

How do bacteria grow, compete, and cooperate in the turbulent environment of the gut? How can the physical structures that microbes form influence their success? How can we develop instruments and experiments that allow us to explore the intestinal microbiota?

In this talk, Physics professor Raghuveer Parthasarathy will describe his lab’s efforts to develop and use microscopy methods to examine microbial communities inside zebrafish, a model organism that makes possible insights into the inner workings of the gut….

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