Four hundred and eleven Petri dishes, lots of lab volunteers, hundreds of community members and one new lab camera. The Gerardo lab successfully participated in the Atlanta Science Festival Expo 2016, culturing microbes with over 400 people as part of the MYcrobes project. We will take photos of the growing microbes over the next week and post them to the MYcrobes website. Watch them grow!
Microbes are everywhere and are critical for the health of all living organisms, including humans. To expose people to the microbial world around them, We developed mycrobes.org, a website where people can watch the beautiful forms of growing bacteria and fungi that they have cultured themselves. We would be happy to come to your school or group to culture microbes and to discuss the importance of microbes in the systems that we study.