Meet the Microbes – a Zoom Webinar

While many of us have been hunkered down at home, weird and wonderful microbes have been growing in our gallery! Next week, the Microbial Masterpieces team would like to introduce you to them and why this matters to you, and to the planet!

An image of a Winogradsky column of microbes evolving over time

You are invited to a Zoom webinar –


When: May 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Topic: Microbial Masterpieces

The recipient of the Experiments in Translation Grant, “Microbial Masterpieces” is a continuously evolving project aiming to communicate the importance of microorganisms to humanity and the planet. Our featured attraction is a giant Winogradsky Panel in the Duderstadt Center Gallery, which houses a brightly colored, continuously changing biofilm. In this presentation, we will share beautiful images and time lapses of the Winogradsky Panel; discuss the science underlying the Panel; and reflect on the importance of art in science communication. Additionally, we will share our progress in trying to make our project accessible to the blind and visually-impaired community through tactile and audio experiences. Please visit our website for more information on the Microbes.

The MM team includes: Erica Gardner (School for Environment and Sustainability; College of Engineering); Anna Urso (School for Environment and Sustainability); Bruna lunes Sanches (Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning)

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vm_HuWMRSMyE31cZzwCv7Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.