Human-Nature Connection Lecture Series: Ants and Antibiotics—Potential Lessons from Nature on Ancient Antibiotic Use


Date: Tuesday, October 23
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Heidi Horn, Research assistant, UW–Madison Department of Bacteriology
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway

Fungus-farming ants have grown fungi—and eaten them—for around 60 million years. These same ants have also used antibiotics for nearly 40 million years. Are there lessons to be learned from these tiny creatures about antibiotic resistance and disease in humans? Fee: $10. Register by October 18. See additional lectures October 2, 9, and 30.

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