They have plagued us for centuries. They suck our blood and transmit deadly diseases like Ebola and the plague. Yet, their strategies to survive and propagate are unachieved: Parasites are the undisputed champions in evolutionary terms.
How do parasites transform their hosts into an amenable slave of their own purposes? Why do parasites benefit from globalization and climate change? And how does modern medicine and research make use of their extraordinary abilities?
The international touring exhibition "Parasites – Life Undercover" takes visitors on a journey into the incredible world of parasites and guarantees to give them an itch as well as a surprise. It sheds light on their evolutionary history and fascinating life cycles, their role in ecosystems and the challenges they pose on our globalized world today. Eye to eye with bedbugs and other creatures, visitors find out where may cross path with parasites in their own life.
Take a peek into the exhibition.