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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:59

How to Create Agar Art with Living Microbes

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Step inside the creative process with Agar Art 2015 winners Maria Peñil Cobo, Mixed Media Artist, and Mehmet Berkmen, PhD, Staff Scientist at New England Biolabs. During their multi-year collaboration, Maria and Memo have created astonishing works of art using living microbes. Find out how they meld science and art with this behind-the-scenes how-to video guide.

Inspired? Submit your own agar art to ASM’s Agar Art 2017 contest through April 27, 2017.

Prizes include up to $200 in Amazon gift cards and the chance for your art to be featured in the Agar Art Gallery at ASM Microbe 2017, June 1-5, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Submissions must be high-resolution photos of an organism(s) growing on agar. Submitting artists must be ASM members or work with an official ASM Agar Art partner organization to create the submitted piece. Questions? Contact communications@asmusa.org.

Subscribe to ASM's YouTube channel at https://goo.gl/mOVHlK

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