The Microbe Moment With The Microbigals

The Microbe Moment is science stories and news for the microbe enthused hosted by microbe lover, Tess Deyett, Ph.D. and pharmaceutical microbiologist Jon Mitchell. In this microbiology focused podcast, we will give you exciting stories, horrid histories, and the most up-to-date news all through a microbial lens. We will even interview our friends and heroes, diving into their own microbial journey.

Tess, Ph.D. was changed forever with her first glimpse into the unseen world. At her first microbiology class, she was instantly hooked, love at first sight. She went on to receive a Ph.D. from the University of California Riverside in agricultural microbiology. Microbigal Jon has had many microbe moments throughout his 3 degrees in health care and microbiology. Currently working for a pharmaceutical company, he is fascinated by medical microbiology and using beneficial microbes to fight pathogens and disease.

Together they aim to show the world everyone has a microbe moment, a unique moment where microbes changed each person’s life for the better. With a little background in the microbial world, anyone can find their microbe moment.

Come discover yours!

In this weeks episode we cover the best we had to give you in DaBOM. You voted and we bring you the top 4; but, it It not just Tess and Jon, they are Joined by 2 special guests Disha Tandon and Florian Theßeling from the website MicroBites. We cover In this episode we talk abut protein from microbes, replicating a mars environment in a box, microbial epigenetics and using computers to figure out microbial functions.

 

Special thanks to Dishia and Florian. 

 

To read up on the articles we covered in todays episode please follow the links below:

Plant Protein or Microbial Protein? Which is better?

Mars in a box

Behind the scenes Enigma of Epigenetics

Can we train Computers to prejudice bacterial functions in plants?

 

For those  interested in Lux-art you can check out Mark O. Martin on Twitter @markowenmartin or check out #LuxPortraits and #LuxArt. 

 

visit our website at microbigals.com where we are updating with new content, including blog posts, regularly.

 

Also, if you would like to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

In this weeks episode we continue our story of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch and more to cover including: anthrax and rabies vaccine, more cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, and a feud between two giants.

We also have another mystery microbe moment where we give you 4 clues; and you figure out who it is? email us the answer at microbigals@gmail.com or twitter @microbigals.

visit our website at microbigals.com where we are updating with new content, including blog posts, regularly.

Also, if you would like to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

n this weeks episode we talk about 2 heavy hitters in microbiology: Louis pasteur and Robert Koch and there is a lot to cover including: pasturization, germ theory, cholera, silk worm epidemic, and anthrax.

We also have another mystery microbe moment where we give you 3 clues; and you figure out who it is? email us the answer at microbigals@gmail.com or twitter @microbigals.

You an also cast your vote for your favorite Microbe Moment of 2021; we might feature it on the show and give you a shout out. Polls closes on 12/10. you can find the link here.

visit our website at microbigals.com where we are updating with new content, including blog posts, regularly.

Also, if you would like to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

In today's episode we talk with the Cameron Owen. He is the co-founder of a new Statup rBIO, a company that is developing drugs that are being designed and developed by microbes. In particular, we talk about the companies endeavors to make insulin in a way that could make it 30% cheaper. We also discuss what a career in a startup company looks like.

You can learning more about rBIO by visiting their webite here. Oryou can email Cameron at cameron@rbio.online 

You can visit our website at microbigals.com where we are updating with new content, including blog posts, regularly.

Also, if you would like to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

 

In this weeks episode of the microbe moment, we are talking with Mark Martin, a professor at the University of Puget sound. 

Mark talks about what it is like being a professor at a liberal arts university and the journey that took him there. 

But that's not all, we also talk about his research including sulfur producing bacteria, how microbes protect lizard eggs from environmental microbes, microbes that parasitize other microbes, and even tardigrades. 

Mark also talks about the importance of talking or being there for students, the importance of mental health and not giving up.

 

You can find Dr. Mark Martin on Twitter @markowenmartin.

 

You can visit our website at microbigals.com where we are updating with new content, including blog posts, regularly.

 

Also, if you would like to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

Hey everybody it is both our 50th episode and our 1 year aniversary as a Podcast!

And to celebrate we talk about how Tuberculosis has plagued humanity for almost 3 million years, but in the 18th century, it started fears in New England. More specifically Vampires! We discuss how the citizens dealt with this and what brought it to an end. We also talk about vampiric microbes attaching other microbes, more specifically Microvibrio!

We also come back with another Halloween Murderous Microbe Moment. Think you know? then tell us your answer by finding us on Twitter at @MicrobiGals, email us at microbigals@gmail.com or visit our website at microbigals.com where we are updating with new content, including blog posts, regularly.

 

Also, if you would like to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

Almost everyone has heard of the Salem witch trials but did you know this horrific moment in history has a microbe moment too? It's the 1600s and people are being accused of witchcraft, resulting in 25 deaths of innocent people, whether by hanging, pressing, or by the dismal conditions of the prison. But what was the reason of the scare? Politics? The fear of a new land? Some have even proposed that microbes could cause witch scares.

We will discuss these as well as giving clues to this Halloweens Murderous Microbe Moment. Think you know? then tell us your answer by finding us on Twitter at @MicrobiGals, email us at microbigals@gmail.com or visit our website at microbigals.com where we are updating with new content, including blog posts, regularly.

 

Also, if you would like to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

Michael Weinstein is the Director of Laboratory Information Systems and bioinformatician at Zymo Research. But he's also so much more! He helped standardize medical records during COVID, developed packages to help optimize microbiome pipelines, and is a passionate bioinformatics teacher of the UCLA Big Summer Program.  Listen to the episode for more insights and advice from Michael Weinstein about a career in bioinformatics. 

 

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Ever wonder if you have what it takes to be an Entrepreneur? Or whether you even can be an entrepreneur with a scientific background?

Being an entrepreneur means a lot of different things in the scope of microbiology. Today we talk to the co-founder of Full Circle Microbes, Victoria Holden on her entrepreneur journey.  Victoria shares with us some of the top resources and skills microbiologists need to make the transition into being their own boss! 

Full Circle Microbes is a small start-up company with sustainability, environmental justice, and recycling at its foundation. Visit their website if you are interested in learning more about this amazing company! 

 

As always if you'd like to support the show please consider sharing this episode with a friend or donating to our Ko-Fi page.

On todays episode, we are again joined with Sean and Nathan from the podcast Petri Dish. In part 2 we continue to cover some weird treatments from Medieval era that are quite odd. In this episode, we learn about the sweats, Chinese birth and contraception,  and old treatments for STI's.

You can find Sean and Nathan on twitter @DishPodcast as well as their podcast, Petri Dish, on all major podcast players as well as Anchor FM here.

You can find us on our website here, on Facebook here or on Twitter @MicrobiGals. 

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