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Exhibition: Art brings colorful life to viruses from Basel

When: August 19 – September 30, Monday to Friday, 8.00 – 19.00
Place: Biozentrum, Universität Basel, Spitalstrasse 41, 4056 Basel, floor U1
Who: Dr. Alexander Harms, Fabienne Estermann

Bacteriophages are the viruses infecting bacteria. They are known as a major inspiration for biotechnology and as powerful allies in our fight against infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This exhibition shows electron microscopy images of different bacteriophages that are studied in the research group of Alexander Harms and in projects together with high school students from Basel. The images are naturally gray, but unique coloration by scientist-artist Fabienne Estermann and short explanatory texts are infusing them with life!