The Ocean Microbiome

August 24, 2019

August 24, 2019


Alderney Gate Public Library, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth


Events Description

Plastics and pollution have visible effects on the largest ocean dwellers. Marine mammals such as dolphins and turtles are affected by our garbage. But the ocean is more than these large creatures.

How is human behaviour affecting the ocean’s smallest creatures? And what does that mean for the health of our oceans? Join RCIScience for an exploration of the Ocean Microbiome with researchers working in the Halifax area.

Bring your curiosity and your questions!

Featuring talks from Dr. Julie Laroche and ‘Plankton need their vitamins too’ from Dr. Erin Bertrand, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University and Canada Research Chair in Marine Microbial Proteomics. Her research is driven by her passion for connecting molecular-level processes with global scale implications. Before moving to Halifax, Erin was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the J. Craig Venter Institute in California and earned her PhD from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. When she isn\’t in the lab, classroom or at sea, you can find Erin running on beautiful Nova Scotia trails or listening to live music in Halifax.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : Free

How to get tickets?

Buy online



Date: Tuesday September 24 | 7:00-8.30 PM

Venue & Address

Alderney Gate Public Library, 60 Alderney Drive Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4P8

Wheelchair accessible

Free Parking

Street Parking

Paid Parking

Details on Alderney Gate Public Library website

Accessible by Public Transport

It\’s easy to reach the library by public transit: lots of bus routes stop outside the building, and the Alderney Ferry Terminal is just steps away.

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