The High Cloister of the Colegio de Fonseca hosts from Tuesday 27 September the exhibition 'Microbiology. Exploring beyond the visible', an exhibition sponsored by the Spanish Society of Microbiology (SEM) and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN) that comes to Compostela thanks to the collaboration with the USC.
The exhibition aims to promote knowledge of microorganisms among the university community and the citizens of Compostela and to highlight their uniqueness and the important role they play in everyday life.
Throughout its five sections, Microorganisms are diverse and ancestral, Microbial diversity, Where and how can we find microorganisms, What contributions do microorganisms make to our lives and Microorganisms in the Anthropocene era: risks and opportunities, we will learn about the harmful effects of microorganisms and, above all, their peaceful coexistence with the majority of living beings on the planet, as well as their beneficial effects and the numerous processes in our daily lives in which they participate. Finally, their biotechnological and biomedical contributions and their enormous potential for facilitating more sustainable development and improving our current and future quality of life will be highlighted.