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Episode 4 of The Microbiome Podcast: What's hot in the microbiome field with Kristina Campbell

Last podcast I bet Dave that Duke would go further than Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.  I sacked Dave with my NCAA basketball foresight, so here is Dave being sacked by Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants.  Tonight is the championship game, Duke vs. Wisconsin, and for the record, my money is on Duke.   Image by Julio Cortez of the Associated Press.

Last podcast I bet Dave that Duke would go further than Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.  I sacked Dave with my NCAA basketball foresight, so here is Dave being sacked by Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants.  Tonight is the championship game, Duke vs. Wisconsin, and for the record, my money is on Duke. 

Image by Julio Cortez of the Associated Press.

On this week's podcast, we talked with Kristina Campbell from Gut Microbiota for Health. Kristina had recently traveled to three conferences around the world so we talked with her about what's going on in the field and the most recent breakthroughs in the field.  We also announced that we set up a voicemail for callers to call-in and ask us questions or leave comments for the next episode of the podcast. The number is 518-945-8583 and we hope to hear from you with any questions, simple or complex, that you want us to answer on the podcast. 

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The episode begins with a few recent news stories:

  • (2:57) The Obama administration announced a $1.2B plan to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria. Read more
  • (5:00) A group at the University of Nottingham used a 1000 year old recipe to kill MRSA and it was very successful. Read more.
  • (7:13) The Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center is being created by a $4.8M grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Read more

In the conversation with Kristina (@bykriscampbell on twitter and read her personal blog here) we discussed:

(41:35) After the interview with Kristina, we again discussed the NCAA tournament and how our picks before the Round of 32 are faring.

The next podcast will be with Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine. Leave a voicemail for us at if you have a question for Erica and Justin about the impact of diet on the microbiome or anything else microbiome related.

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The views expressed in the blog are solely those of the author of the blog and not necessarily the American Microbiome Institute or any of our scientists, sponsors, donors, or affiliates.

Launch of The Microbiome Podcast

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We are excited to announce the launch of The Microbiome Podcast. There will be a new podcast available every two weeks with new episodes becoming available on Sundays.  Our first two podcasts are available to be downloaded and subscribed to on iTunes (click here) and Stitcher (click here) or you can listen to them on our website.

In the first episode we talked with Dr. Chris Mason from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mason led the research that analyzed the bacteria and microorganisms in the New York City transit systems.  They sampled every subway station in the city and assembled the microbiome profile of the NYC subway system. We discussed the impact this research has now and what the future might look like when we can sample bacteria in the subway in real time. Read our blog post about this project here.

The second episode featured a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Eisen from University of California, Davis. We talked with Dr. Eisen about his research as well as a number of different issues pertaining to science like women in STEM fields and open access scientific publications. And if you aren’t tired by now of The Dress and whether it is blue and black or white and gold, you can hear William and David's opinion on the matter (it’s white and gold). 

We hope you will subscribe to the podcast and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. We would love to hear any feedback you might have so feel free to email us at info@microbiomeinsitute.org.

Please email blog@MicrobiomeInstitute.org for any comments, news, or ideas for new blog posts.

The views expressed in the blog are solely those of the author of the blog and not necessarily the American Microbiome Institute or any of our scientists, sponsors, donors, or affiliates.