Exploring Biodiversity: The Search for New Medicines
What medical secrets do venomous snails hold? How can listening in on bacterial conversations help develop new antibiotics? In four presentations, Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler and Dr. Baldomero M. Olivera reveal how a deeper understanding of nature and biodiversity informs their research into new medicines.Play Lecture Series
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206Holiday LecturesOver the 20-year history of the program, the Holiday Lectures on Science has covered topics in evolution, earth science, virology, and biodiversity—to name just a few. The lectures are freely available for streaming and on DVD. To enhance their use in the classroom, we produce a wide range of supporting free science education materials, including classroom activities, lesson plans, interactive online modules, animations, apps, virtual labs, and transcripts. For more on the Holiday Lectures on Science series, go to the Holiday Lectures page, or explore some featured lectures below.