European Space Scientists to Give Public Lectures at Florida Tech

– The public is welcome to attend two public lectures by European Space Agency (ESA) scientists on Tuesday and Thursday, January 28 and 30. Both lectures
will be at 7 p.m. in the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building on University Blvd.

On Tuesday, Elinor deLancy Pulcini and Barry Pyle, ESA scientists from Montana State University, Bozeman, will present “Effects of Microgravity on Growth,
Physiology and Virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bacteria.

They will discuss the experiments, which remain aloft on Space Shuttle Columbia in microgravity and are duplicated at Florida Tech under 1G of gravity. At
the seminar, Francesco Sacerdoti of Italy, an ESA contractor and software engineer, will show and explain the data images of the experiment from space and
on the ground.

On Thursday, Pietro Baglioni and Rene Demets, of the European Space Agency, will describe the space hardware and life science experiments being flown in
BIOBOX aboard Columbia. BIOBOX is an incubator/refrigerator that can house samples that relate to human bone and cell growth.

For more information, call 674-8034.

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