The Diseases of Modern Life project hosted this event on 'Germs Revisited' as part of the European Research Council's 10th Anniversary Celebrations.
Bad germs? Friendly bacteria? Do we need to rethink our relationships with the microscopic world?
Using past and present ideas drawn from medicine, fiction, and art, Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown (Faculty of English), Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment), and Dr Nicola Fawcett (Medical Sciences Division) came together to discuss new ways of thinking about human-microbe relationships in dialogue with developing trends in microbiome studies.
Diseases of Modern Life is supported by the European Research Council.