Thu, May 17, 2018 6:00pm — 7:00pm - Add this to Calendar
War Memorial Library, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt: Dr Lucy Stewart on New Zealand’s Extremophiles: Looking For Life In All The Wrong Places - Forget birds and lizards: in our hot springs, oceans, and mountains, New Zealand has extremophiles, microorganisms that grow where it’s too hot, cold, salty, or acid for most living things. Many could potentially be the source of new biotechnological discoveries. Dr Lucy Stewart is a postdoctoral researcher at GNS Science specialising in the study of deep-sea extremophiles.
GNS Science presents a series of science seminars to inform, educate and raise awareness of New Zealand’s unique natural resources. Our scientists will offer insights into the latest research and the challenges and issues around their use and exploitation. Come along and ask questions to initiate an informed dialogue on where these resources are found and how they will be managed and cared for in years to come.