Bacteria are among the oldest lifeforms on Earth. They are only a few micrometers in length, but there are unimaginable trillions of them. Theyhave colonized the entire planet, including several regions where we puny humans would die in seconds.

They also live on you and in you, and without them you would die. Sadly, with some of them, you will also die, perhaps horribly. Having caused billions of deaths, bacterial infections have long been the center of scientific investigations and breakthroughs – as well as the subject of countless works of art.

Join CGTN Europe on a voyage into the microscopic, the lethal, the essential and the unforgettable world of bacteria.