Science on Tap

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01/13/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riggs Beer Company
Address: 1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

Science on Tap!

A new discussion series for the community led by graduate students in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Hosted by the MCB Graduate Student Association and held at Riggs Beer Company.
The public is welcome to attend to lean more about what some of the graduate students and the University of Illinois are working on.

Alex Phillips
PhD student in Microbiology

Boiling biology down to its essentials: What extreme microbes tell us about the history of life on Earth

At first glance, a microbe living in a pool of hot acid could not seem more different from us. However, modern techniques have found that at our very core, we share a surprising amount of our cell biology with a certain class of heat-loving microorganisms. What does this tell us about how life evolved and how our own cells work? Come for a discussion into one of the hottest fields around.