The Microbial Sciencies Initiative is an intellectual epicenter of microbiology.
MSI was founded on the belief that research flourishes where communication and collaboration are maximized. MSI is a cross-campus entity uniting more than 100 research laboratories at Harvard University and nucleating microbe-based innovation across New England.
Image: Bacterial Motions, by Azul Pinochet-Barros, Ph.D. Image description: "A day in the life of a molecular microbiology lab. Bacterial cultures everywhere! All with different strains and genetic constructs. All grown in different media, to various optical densities. All for different purposes, from protein purification to zone of inhibition assays and transformations. All moving in unison, together. A single, unifying motion to provide us with a better understanding of nature. A motion that pushes the boundaries of the known and unknown of unseen entities. Microbes. Beautiful."
HarvardMSI📆 Save the Date 📆
The next talk in our Summer Seminar Series will take place Thursday, August 13 at 12pm EDT.
We'll be hearing from @markowenmartin on teaching students to see with microbial eyes. t.co/x63CsVcdOq
HarvardMSICheck out this new publication from MSI members @harvardmed, which demonstrates that asymptomatic carriers are an active reservoir of C. difficile in the nosocomial environment.
HarvardMSI"The quality and safety of vegetable fermentations are dependent on the activities of lactic acid bacteria naturally present in the phyllosphere." This and more about bacteria & cabbage in this 2019 paper from @LupoLabst.co/NOJ6HrBS6z