Event Recap: The Brew Lab Uncultured

On the evening of August 9th, scientists and science enthusiasts gathered at Burdock Brewery for a captivating and enriching Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel "The Brew Lab: Uncultured - Unlocking Duolingo for Bacteria" hosted by the Gairdner Foundation in partnership with RCIScience and presented by TELUS Health.

The star of the evening was 2023 Canada Gairdner International Award laureate Dr. Bonnie Bassler, whose groundbreaking work in the field of microbiology has reshaped our understanding of bacterial communication.

The event kicked off at 7 p.m. with a full house. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate.

Dr. Bassler's presentation brilliantly merged her scientific expertise with storytelling. She shared her insights into quorum sensing, detailed the complex world of bacterial communication and shared her journey through years of research.

The event was not just a lecture; it was an interactive experience. Moderated by Canadian journalist Hannah Hoag, attendees were able to ask questions, fostering lively discussions, and were also able to make petri dish microbial art facilitated by Amanda Veri and Emma Lash.

Dr. Bassler will be back in Toronto on October 26th for Gairdner Science Week, where she will give an insightful lecture at the 2023 Laureate Lectures.