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June 17 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 7:00 pm CEST
This photo exhibition arrives in Verona after being hosted in different cities. Conceived by the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and by the Mycotheca Universitatis Taurinensis of the University of Turin, which represents one of the most important banks of fungal biodiversity in Europe, it has been realised with the collaboration of the European Culture Collections’ Organization in 2019.
The exhibition brings together 44 photos taken at 27 European research centers with sophisticated microscopy techniques, which allow you to view very small organisms, not visible to the naked eye, therefore never observed by most of the population. From 2 to 4 kg of our body weight is due to microorganisms: our microbiome, which plays a fundamental role in protecting the body and ensuring the balance of all functions.
The exhibition is located outside the former Provianda Santa Marta. It will be open to visitors during the opening hours of the structure (from Monday to Friday 8-19 and Saturday 8-13) until July 16 and is divided into six sections: viruses, bacteria and archaea, microalgae, yeasts, filamentous fungi and symbiosis.