Everyone can help further the microbiome field simply by learning more and telling someone else what you learned.

Ready to learn? Get microbiome news and CMIT event invitations straight to your inbox through our mailing list and get started today with 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

Meet your microbes

Jonathan Eisen, University of California, Davis

How the food you eat affects your gut

Shilpa Ravella

You are your microbes

Jessica Green and Karen Guillemin

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


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