Edvotek in the Community: Agar Art with the American Society for Microbiology

Microbial handprint from article on Bored Panda website. <available online> Last week, we teamed up with the American Society for Microbiology to create some Agar Art at the Petworth Neighborhood Library in Washington, DC. Agar art is a STEAM activity…

What is transformation efficiency and why is it important?

In nature, bacteria pass small pieces of DNA back and forth in two unique ways, which we call transformation and conjugation. In transformation, a bacterium takes up free DNA from the surrounding environment. Some bacteria, like H. influenzae, do this…

Enter the American Society for Microbiology’s Agar Art Contest!

This is a guest post from Dr. Geoff Hunt, Public Outreach Specialist at the American Society for Microbiology. You can find him on Twitter at @TheGeoffHunt. https://youtu.be/OKFEfuLJRAg If you are a fan of bioart, consider entering the American Society for…