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Keystone Symposia, CMC host free talk on microbes and the human body

While the human body contains about 100 trillion cells, only about one in 10 of those cells is human. The rest are bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.

On Tuesday, March 3, the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology will present a free public forum for those who want to learn more about microbes and the incredible roles bacteria play in the gut, on the skin and in other tissues, as well as in fighting infection.

“Little Guys, Big Jobs: Microbes at Work in Your Body” will be hosted at the Colorado Mountain College auditorium in Breckenridge, at 107 Denison Placer Road, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The speaker panel will consist of:

Dr. Yasmine Belkaid, chief of the Mucosal Immunology Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Wendy Garrett, a physician scientist and medical oncologist at the Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Eric Pamer, head of the Division of General Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

Keystone Symposia is a Silverthorne-based nonprofit that convenes internationally recognized research conferences for the world’s leading life scientists.

The symposia is holding a scientific research conference called “Gut Microbiota Modulation of Host Physiology” at Keystone Conference Center Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 6.

For more information, visit or call (970) 262-2676.

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