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UNC-CH scientist encourages all to watch PBS series on microbes

well, and once in a while, they make us sick. They are both supremely important and endlessly fascinating."

The UNC-CH scientist is chair of the American Society for Microbiology's technical advisory committee that conceived and oversaw production of the shows as part of its Microbial Literacy Collaborative. Related projects include a college-level distance learning telecourse and companion books.

More information is available at www.microbeworld.org and www.pbs.org/als .

Support for the documentary, produced by Baker & Simon Associates, came from the society, the National Science Foundation, the Annenberg/CPB Project and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

"We are proud of this work," Pfaender said. "Just about everyone who watches will learn something, and everyone should enjoy watching."


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Contact: David Williamson
David_Williamson@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
31-Oct-1999


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