Where do we go to discover fascinating microbes? Not very far...


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-01-30 16:00:00 2018-01-30 16:00:00 Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library


Event Description

Join us for the first event of the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge — Where's Delftia?

We are surrounded by dynamic microscopic communities harboring microbes with unique abilities… yet we are just starting to realize the potential these microbes have! We looked at the microbes in kitchen sink drains and found a fascinating organism, Delftia acidovorans. This is one of countless understudied microbes with intriguing histories and features. Join us to learn about the intriguing story of Delftia in kitchen sinks and the tools we have to study this and other fascinating organisms.

After the event interested volunteers can join us next door in the Creativity Studios to participate in live, hands-on DNA extraction demonstrations, as well as register as volunteers to collect samples from around campus. To learn more about our Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenges, please visit https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/wolfpack-citizen-science-challenge



Contact Information

Danica Lewis

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public!