Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m. ET

“Research Reimagined: Moving with Microbes” is an interactive, movement-based experience that will provide a unique opportunity to explore the science and art of microbiology. The event is co-organized with Dance Exchange, whose work at the intersection of art and science has brought them into collaboration with CERN, the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service—and now ASM! 

Dance Exchange performance
As scientists, we are intimately connected to our research and the organisms with which we work. Yet, we are typically limited to sharing our experiences with our colleagues through formal outlets like publications or presentations at conferences. Here at ASM, we wanted to create an opportunity for our members to engage with each other (and their research) in a more informal setting, one that is both informative and entertaining. 

“Research Reimagined: Moving with Microbes” will offer conversations and interactions about the relevance of soil microbiomes and the ecosystem services they provide in our changing climate. You’ll get to engage with artists, performers, writers, soil scientists and farmers, each of whom brings a distinct perspective on microbiology. We’ll also give everyone a chance to share their own research. Collectively, we’ll seek ways to make visible and embody the complex interactions of soil microbes with each other and our world, and imagine answers to the question, “What does the soil want us to know?” 

“Research Reimagined: Moving with Microbes” is open to all microbiologists, regardless of career stage, location or research specialty. We ask that you come with an open mind and a willingness to participate. What we think you will take away is a new appreciation for your favorite microbe(s), a better understanding of the work your colleagues do and a feel for new approaches to communicating and experiencing science.

Join us!

Registration Details

Research Reimagined: Moving with Microbes will take place online on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. ET. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Contact Information

Geoff Hunt,