The human microbiome, large communities of bacteria and other microbes, affects our health significantly. What do we know about this amazing microscopic world that's living within us?
Also, how does a scientist engage with the broader public to share real scientific faces in a world beset by "fake news"?
There will be science-themed trivia and prizes to be won! Thanks to our sponsor uBiome - providing you actionable insights to improve your gut health.
The human microbiome: our friends for life
Dr. Elisabeth Bik
Science Editor at uBiome
The human body is host to large communities of bacteria and other microbes, collectively called the human microbiome. Most of these live in our gut, where they help us digest our food and make small molecules than can affect organs and tissues in the rest of our bodies.
This talk will given an overview of this previously invisible world, with a focus on how these microbes differ from person to person, some of their functions, and their impact on health and disease.
Real SciComm in a "fake news" world
Biomedical Researcher, Stanford Univ
Trish is a scientist and academic by training, most recently working as Lead Research Coordinator at Stanford University School of Medicine with a team studying rare and undiagnosed diseases. She is currently on personal sabbatical while she explores running for the U.S. Senate.
Trish has spent her career working to translate nuanced science to patients and students of all ages. Join us to talk about the challenges and need for improved SciComm in a "Fake News" world, and what you can do to help!"