Me and My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You

University of Calgary’s International Microbiome Centre is collaborating with The Canadian museum of Nature for its scientific expertise. We are the knowledge sponsor for the traveling exhibition which consists of a largescale (7,000 sq.ft.) presentation about the human microbiome. It explains the vast community of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that call our bodies home. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the human body to explore the microbiome, discover what microbes are, where they are found, how they interact within us, and learn how incredible new discoveries are redefining notions of human health. It contains immersive experiences, large digital interactive elements, videos and a live demonstration area.

Gut talks: Conversations about the human microbiome

The human body is home to trillions of microbes; in fact, we have more microbial cells than human ones. These microbes affect our digestion, fight off disease, and can even influence our mood. If you'll be at the Me and My Microbes exhibit at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature, reserve your spot for gut talks presented by UCalgary experts.

  • January 16, 2020: Our lifestyles, our microbes - Dr. Kathy McCoy, PhD
  • February 6, 2020: Diet and prebiotics - Dr. Raylene Reimer, PhD
  • March 12, 2020: Let them eat dirt - Dr. Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD

Reserve your spot

January 31, 2020: We will also be hosting an after-hours event, Nature Nocturne, with access to the Me & My Microbes exhibition; featuring special activities developed by the University of Calgary, including an innovative game that links your microbiome to your personality with Dr. Laura Sycuro.