Tue, Feb 26|
Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium
Bugs and Brews: Big Biology
Time & Location
Feb 26, 2019, 6:30 PM
Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802, USA
About The Event
Tickets: $8, $5 for members
The Insectarium exhibit area will reopen briefly after the event, until about 8:30pm.
Two complementary drinks are included with your admission.
Must be 21 or over for alcohol.
Big Biology is a podcast that tells the stories of scientists tackling some of the biggest unanswered questions in biology. Your hosts, Marty Martin and Art Woods, talk to leading scientists from around the world about topics like why we drink alcohol, human consciousness and artificial intelligence, new directions in evolution, where diseases come from, and whether Godzilla could actually exist. The Big Biology team has recently started to record conversations live in front of an audience. Join us for a live-recorded conversation with Dr. John McCutcheon, professor of biology at University of Montana, about symbioses between insects and microbes.
A number of insects have evolved stable, long-term symbiotic relationships with bacteria. The insects provide a habitat and food to the bacteria, while the bacteria provide critical nutrients that the insects otherwise couldn’t make or eat. Podcast hosts Art and Marty talk with John McCutcheon about how and why the symbioses form, what happens as they become deeply intertwined, and what their evolutionary dynamics reveal about the evolution of mitochondria in eukaryotes—one of the oldest and most important symbioses on the planet.
For more about the podcast: https://www.bigbiology.org/
For more about the speaker: http://mccutcheonlab.org/