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Ed Yong: Bestselling science writer

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
4:15 p.m., D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Research Building, LSRB 2095, University at Albany Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222 See map.
7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, University at Albany Downtown Campus.
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Free and open to the public.

Ed Yong
Ed Yong

Ed Yong is the author of the international bestseller, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (2017). Beautifully written and often funny, the book sheds new light on the microbes that shape us, defend us, partner with us, and call us home.

Bill Gates said, “Yong synthesizes literally hundreds and hundreds of papers, but he never overwhelms you with the science. He just keeps imparting one surprising, fascinating insight after the next… [this is] science journalism at its best.”

A science writer for The Atlantic, Yong’s writing has appeared in National Geographic, The New Yorker and Scientific American. .

Cosponsored by the "RNA Café" of UAlbany’s RNA Institute and the University Libraries.

The event is free and open to the public.

Visit the Ed Yong channel on YouTube.

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