"Argonne OutLoud" — our public lecture series — highlights the cutting-edge research taking place at Argonne and topics of interest to the community at large. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are proud to present the latest installment of the Argonne OutLoud free public lecture series:

"Bacteria and You: A Love Story"


Dr. Jack Gilbert, Environmental Microbiologist at Argonne and Associate Professor in the University of Chicago’s Department of Ecology and Evolution

Friday, June 5, 2015

International House at the University of Chicago
Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL

6-6:30 p.m.: Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A

Gilbert – whose work has recently been covered by TIME, Newsweek, and National Geographic, among others – will explore this brave new world, examining some examples of how your bacterial/microbial world influences your health and highlighting the ways in which your lifestyle, diet and medical treatment can influence your microbiome. He will also discuss how bacteria could help combat Alzheimer’s, autism and cancer.

Gilbert’s research team will even swab shoulders or cell phones of audience members who are interested in having their microbial world sequenced and interpreted.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP requested.

If you have questions, contact us at 630-252-5573 or outloud@anl.gov.