Ed Yong, an award-winning science writer, will visit OMBI on May 11, 2017 to provide a public lecture on his recent, bestselling book about microbiomes: I Contain Multitudes. We ask that attendees register for this event, which is free, so that we can obtain an accurate head count for the pre-lecture recpetion. You can register here: science.oregonstate.edu/edyong.

  • What is this lecture about?

Every animal, whether wasp or squid or human, is a teeming mass of microbes--an entire world, a thriving ecosystem. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, grant us incredible abilities, and bombard us with their genes. Based on his bestselling book, I Contain Multitudes, science writer Ed Yong will take us takes us on a tour of this neglected but increasingly fashionable world--one of glowing squid, gutless worms, disease-fighting mosquitoes, and faecal transplants.

  • Where and when will the lecture be held?

Ed Yong's lecture will take place from 6-7:30 pm at Oregon State University, with a pre-lecture reception starting at 5:30 pm. The event will occur in the Horizon Room in the Memorial Union.

  • Who can attend? Does it cost money?

This event is free and open to the public. Anyone with an interest in microbiomes should feel free to join us on May 11.

  • Where can I learn more about Ed and his book?

For more information on Ed Yong and I Contain Multitudes, consider the following links:

  • Sponsorship

This event is being cohosted between OMBI and SPARK and is being generously supported by the OSU Department of Microbiology, the College of Science, the OSU Research Office, tand the College of Agricultural Sciences.