Big is not something you would immediately place in the same sentence as microbe. However if your ambition is to catalog all microbes on earth it is probably wise to think very big. That is exactly what the Earth Microbiome Project aims to do in what we can rightly call massively [...]Continue Reading →
Clinical studies represent the pinnacle of scientific endeavour in terms of proving whether a treatment has the effect we are all expecting. There are some very large studies that are ongoing and worth keeping a check on. The results could prove decisive for the future of any products or drugs that might make [...]Continue Reading →
Scientific conferences are a great opportunity to find out about the very latest discoveries in microbiology. Although announcements at these conferences might be accompanied by the publication of peer-reviewed papers, they are not always. This can make for some interesting debate and interpretation.
I will publish a growing list of conferences that have potential [...]Continue Reading →
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Microbes... and us humans.
Bringing context and meaning to interesting discoveries made about microbes and how they might affect us. Even more specifically, it is about investigating the science of microbiology and explaining what it means and what we should think about with respect to the latest microbial discoveries..
Who's behind microbes.me?
Max Bingham. I'm a science writer and this is my channel for going on and on about a topic I think is fascinating. I worked for 10 years as a research scientist studying gut microbes. I have a PhD in gut microbiology. All opinions are mine, except when they're from a guest, and any waffle is just a great idea working itself out.