Part of the “Microbes and the Modern World: From the Globe to the Gut” lecture series.
We’ve long known that microbes can be found almost everywhere. New technologies can allow scientists to determine precisely which bugs are hiding among our modern world. Dr. Green has found that mechanical ventilation does get rid of many types of microbes, but the wrong kinds: the ones left on the inside are much more likely to be pathogens. Dr. Green wants people to understand the important role microbes play in every facet of our lives: from climate change to the ecosystems of buildings.