So do you think that you haven't got much in common with a bacterium, that you're part of a very special species more developed than the smallest of the microbes?
Well... it turns out that 95% of your whole biological being is made out of bacteria. So if you're pressing the elevator buttons with your nails because you're bacteriophobic, think again.
During this session of Science & Cocktails, Morten Sommer will explain how bacteria can affect human health and, based on his research, how we can biologically engineer our microflora so as to improve our health. Bacteria are everywhere inside our bodies: there are gut bacteria, stomach bacteria, skin bacteria and even bacteria around your eye-balls, as well as everywhere else you can imagine, making up what is known as the human microbiome. How does the world look like for a bacterium? What do these bacteria do for a living by the way? Can they talk, communicate? And how do we begin to answer these questions?
While sipping your cocktails and freaking out about bacteria, Malcolm Mahiti, electronic music composer, plays trance-inducing music with slow-moving sound waves.
Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:30. Organised in cooperation with the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.