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Trudy Wassenaar

has published a book about - what else? - bacteria, describing them in all their microscopic grandeur.  In case you enjoy your visit of this virtual museum, you might also like to read this  book - in real life (as a printed book) or in the virtual world: the book is available for eReader, too.

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Martin Blaser, Founder

martin blaserMartin J. Blaser, MD
is the Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, Chairman, Department of Medicine, and Professor of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY. He is an established researcher in microbiology and infectious diseases with a wide interest and an impressive productivity. In 1998 Martin Blaser established the Foundation for Bacteria.  This virtual museum was developed with financial support from this Foundation. The commencement of the museum fulfills a dream that he has had for many years.


You can contact Prof. Blaser through our contact link

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