Microbial Ecosystems: The Foundation of Life on Earth

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations
June 01, 2023 Belmont Media Center (Zoom from Europe)
rescheduled from April 25

Otto Cordero, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cordero Lab

Microbial ecosystems sustain all forms of life -including humans—in all environments. However, there are many unknowns about how these diverse and complex communities form, evolve and survive.The study of microbial ecosystems requires biology –and a lot of physics and chemistry, all combined.Dr. Cordero’s lab is a leading force in this field. Dr. Cordero explains the physics and chemistry involved in the formation of these amazing -and essential- ecosystems.This is one of the most fascinating (and demanding) areas of science today.