‘Invisible Creatures’ to Get Closer Look in Seminars

Microbiology Researcher Headlines Royston C. Clowes Memorial Lecture Series

Jan. 24, 2008

Harvard University microbiology and molecular genetics professor Roberto Kolter will hold two seminars Monday Jan. 28 as part of this year’s UT Dallas Royston C. Clowes Memorial Lecture Series.

The series honors the former head of the University’s  Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. The Biology Graduate Student Organization established the lecture series in 1990 to honor the late Dr. Clowes’ contribution to the University and the field of recombinant DNA technology.

The times and topics of this year’s presentations are:

  • “Functional Anatomy of a Bacterial Biofilm,” 11 a.m., a research seminar.
  • “Our Microbial Planet: Studying the Invisible Creatures that Shape the Earth,” 7 p.m., a public seminar.

Both lectures will be in the TI Auditorium  in the UT Dallas Engineering and Computer Science Building. The evening lecture will be preceded by a reception in the lobby.

Dr. Kolter is co-director of Harvard’s Microbial Sciences Initiative, an interdisciplinary program aimed at understanding the planet’s ubiquitous reservoir of microscopic life.

Researchers at the Kolter Lab at Harvard explore microbial ecology and evolution, among other topics.


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