Community

We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about the gut microbiome to get in touch with us, to come to our public events – posted on this site under News and Events –  and to make full use of the many resources available on the internet and in the popular press. 

Here are a few that we like:

Watch a Video 

Friends with benefits: Microbes, Diet & Me

Eric Alm, PhD and Tim Spector, MD
Boston Museum of Science

How our microbes make us who we are

Rob Knight, University of California San Diego
TED Talk

How bacteria “talk”

Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University

Antibiotic resistance and what we can do about it

Maryn McKenna, Independent journalist and Author

How we study the microbes living in your gut

Dan Knights, University of Minnesota
TEDMED

Meet your microbes

Jonathan Eisen, University of California, Davis

How the food you eat affects your gut

Shilpa Ravella
TEDEd

You are your microbes

Jessica Green and Karen Guillemin
TEDEd

Serious Science

Tim Spector, King’s College, London, U.K., Microbiome and Diet

Read a Popular Press Article

New Scientist

The Atlantic

The New York Times

Time

Read a Book

The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat Paperback 

by Professor Tim Spector

Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED Books)

by Rob Knight (Author), Brendan Buhler (Contributor)

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

by Giulia Enders  (Author), Jill Enders (Illustrator)

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

by Ed Yong

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

by Martin J. Blaser