Special Halloween edition! What happens to us after we die? A decomposing corpse becomes its own mini-ecosystem, hosting insects, scavengers and multitudes of microbes. Microbes from the environment, the corpse, as well as the insects and scavengers are blended together and work to recycle tissues back to their constituents. Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn will discuss the fascinating process of human decomposition, and how scientists are using that information to inform forensic science, livestock mortality management and fossilization. There is limited seating and tickets are expected to sell out fast. The talk will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. ET (please arrive early). If you are not in the Washington, D.C. area, you can watch live online at ASM's YouTube channel.
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