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CASE CHAPTER OF SIGMA XI

 

Science Café Cleveland

 

 

presents

 

 

"The Perfect Host for Parasites - the Human Body"

 

 

 

May 14, 2012

 


 

FEATURING: 

Emmitt Jolly, PhD

Professor of Biology, Case Western Reserve University

 

 

 

EVENT INFORMATION:

 

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!

 

 

 

LINKS:

National Geographic article that discusses the Schistosomiasis parasite:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/05/110531-africa-mummies-parasites-schistosomiasis-science/

 

Press release from The Daily:

http://cwru-daily.com/news/?p=5004

 

 

 

EVENT DETAILS:

 

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