"The Perfect Host for Parasites - the Human Body"
MAY 14, 2012
Emmitt Jolly, PhD
Professor of Biology, Case Western Reserve University
Parasites are the most proliferative organisms on earth that have adapted to survive in or on other organisms. Every animal alive is parasitized – even some parasites are parasitized by other parasites. For the human species, the diversity of parasitic animals has molded human history and human genetics, and even today parasites are among us just as prevalent as they have been for thousands of years.
We will explore some of their lifestyles, from the perspective of the parasite and of the parasite’s host, initially focusing on small human schistosome worms that can live for over 20 years.
In this Science Café, we will explore parasites among us!
National Geographic article that discusses the Schistosomiasis parasite:
Press release from The Daily:
WHERE: The Market Garden Brewery
(Located at 1947 West 25th Street next to the West Side Market, Cleveland, Ohio)
WHEN: May 14, 2012
Drinks at 6:30 pm, discussion starts around 7:00 pm
WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and the Market Garden Brewery
Click here to download a pdf of the event flyer
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