Dr Laura Weyrich will present a seminar entitled “Lessons from neandertals: how your bacteria contribute to your health, your thoughts, and your past” at the next Sprigg Lecture Series at the SA Museum
Dr Laura Weyrich from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA will uncover what it means to be human, given that the body actually contains more bacterial cells than human ones.
Using a mixture of ancient DNA and modern medicine, she will describe how information from ancient bacteria impacts on medical research today, and discuss how many of our daily activities are actually performed and governed by the trillions of microorganisms that live within us.
Lecture Title: Lessons from neandertals: how your bacteria contribute to your health, your thoughts, and your past
When: Tuesday, 16 August 6-7pm
Where: Pacific Cultures Gallery, SA Museum
Cost: Free, but bookings essential
You can find Laura on Twitter at @lsweyrich.