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Professor Curtis Suttle

XMUICE    Public:ICE    Datetime:2011/4/16

Speaker: Professor Curtis Suttle, Associate Dean of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Science
On October 14th, Prof. Suttle gave a lecture entitled Viruses – the Most Diverse Life Forms on Earth and the Drivers behind the Global Ecosystem.
Professor Suttle illustrated the enormous influence of viruses on ecosystem, using various types of marine virus and their huge biomass as examples, to present the importance of research into viruses. Viruses, he said were the fundamental driving force behind the energy in matter on the Earth and were an indispensable part of the life-cycle. Viruses comprised a rich source of human genetic material and were essential to the survival of the human species.

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