Oregon State University

Can’t find an event? We’re busy migrating to a new event calendar. Try looking at the new calendar



Event Details

Public Lecture: Ed Yong - I Contain Multitudes

Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ed Yong, an award-winning science writer, will visit OMBI on May 11, 2017 to provide a public lecture on his recent, bestselling book about microbiomes: I Contain Multitudes.

Every animal, whether wasp or squid or human, is a teeming mass of microbes--an entire world, a thriving ecosystem. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, grant us incredible abilities, and bombard us with their genes. Based on his bestselling book, I Contain Multitudes, science writer Ed Yong will take us takes us on a tour of this neglected but increasingly fashionable world--one of glowing squid, gutless worms, disease-fighting mosquitoes, and faecal transplants.

Memorial Union (campus map)
Horizon Room