People who write, blog, or tweet about the microbiome. Feel free to suggest others by leaving a comment. Created August 2016.
Microbiome Books I have read and liked:
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life – Ed Yong – August 2016
The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health – Justin and Erica Sonnenburg – May 2016
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues – Martin J Blaser
Other microbiome books I have not read
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health – David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé
Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World – B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta
I, Superorganism: Learning to love your inner ecosystem (UK) – Jon Turney – 2015
Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes – Rob Knight and Brendan Buhler (TED books) 2015
Human Microbiome Handbook – Jason Tetro and Emma Allen-Vercoe
The Germ Files -The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life (and How to Protect Yourself from the Bad Ones) Jason Tetro
- @a2binny: Vincent Young. ID doc/microbiologist, lucky dad & husband, PI and wannabe musician. St. Louis, MO.
- @accarmichael: Alexandra Carmichael: I direct product and community at the amazing @ubiome! Also sold two startups and love to dance and be a mommy
- @AlexForScience: Alex Alexiev. Grad student at CU Boulder in the McKenzie lab, interested in host-microbiome-pathogen interactions.
- @ArrietaLab: Marie-Claire Arrieta. Assistant prof at U Calgary, mom of 2, wife, microbiome science addict. Vancouver, British Columbia
- @BioMickWatson: Mick Watson. Edinburgh. Genomics, bioinformatics, some politics.
- @davidacoil: David Coil. Project scientist in the Eisen (@phylogenomics) lab (microbial ecology/genomics) ; outreach and undergraduate education.
- @dig2grow: D. Montgomery & A. Biklé. The Hidden Half of Nature – we share the untold story of farming, medicine, microbes, and organic matter in our new book.
- @DrBonnie360: Bonnie Feldman. Helping companies and entrepreneurs conquer the autoimmune epidemic
- @DrJCThrash: Cameron Thrash, Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, usually one of the first to tweet about an exciting new paper
- @DrNJFawcett: Nicki Fawcet. Clinical Research Fellow looking at antibiotics and the gut microbiome, Med Reg and tutor. Oxford, England.
- @fjlapointe: François-J. Lapointe. bio/art/science/performance /experimentation /microbiome/evolution/dataviz
- @gilbertjacka: Jack A. Gilbert. Microbial ecologist: hospitals (http://www.hospitalmicrobiome.com ), Earth (http://www.earthmicrobiome.org ), & guts (http://www.americangut.org ).Argonne-UChicago-MBL
- @Gut_Goddess. Dr. Grace. PharmD. Rx effect of ancestral food on Homosapiens functional microbiota medicine
- @hollybik: Holly Bik. Microbial eukaryotes & marine genomics – sequencing the ocean one handful of mud at a time. Assistant Professor @UCRiverside & blog at http://deepseanews.com. Not related to Elisabeth Bik (as far as we know!)
- @hollyhganz: Holly Ganz. Studies animal microbiomes and the built environment in the @phylogenomics lab, cat and dog lover, long distance runner, A’s fan
- @jennifergardy. Jennifer Gardy. Vancouver, BC
- @jfcryan: John F. Cryan. Prof & Chair, Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork-Brain & Behaviour, Stress, Microbiome-TEDMED talk
- @JoeBMcPhee: Joe McPhee: @RyersonU assistant professor, microbiologist, beer-lover, general nerd. Toronto, Canada
- @joeyzacks: Joe Zackular. Postdoc in @EricSkaar lab at Vanderbilt. Interested in metals, the gut microbiome, C. diff, colon cancer, and all Boston sports. Nashville
- @JulieMarieWolf: Julie Wolf. Communications for ASM, here for microbiology and science news. Fan of citizen science, infographics, podcasts, data, sciart. New York.
- @Kevbonham: Kevin Bonham. Immunology, food microbiology and infectious disease. Fermentation and microbes
- @KnightLabNews: Rob Knight Lab.The Knight Lab develops and uses computational and experimental techniques to ask questions about the evolution of microbial communities. UCSD
- @LianeGBenning: Liane G. Benning. outspoken #science geek; #biogeochemist; workaholic; prolific reader; world traveler. Extremophiles.
- @Lis_Lowe: Elisabeth Lowe. Scientist, mum, wife of @jmarlesw. Gut microbiota and glycans, especially fungal cell wall glycans, So many glycans.
- @markjmandel: Mark Mandel. Bacterial geneticist focused on microbe-animal communication and colonization. Assistant Professor at NUFeinbergMed.
- @markowenmartin: Mark O. Martin. Husband, father, educator, researcher, moderate libertarian, and always a microbial supremacist!
- @merenbey: A. Murat Eren. Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago studying the ecology of microbes using #metagenomics & #metatranscriptomics.
- @mikroben_zirkus: Mikroben Zirkus / Susanne Thiele. Wissenschaftsblog rund um Mikrobiologie in unserem Alltag von Susanne Thiele, Biologin, Sachbuchautorin, Germany.
- @MostlyMicrobes: Anne Estes. Biologist #mom sharing stories of the mostly #microbe world that we live in and that lives in and on us!
- @msmjetten: Mike Jetten. Professor in Microbiology at Radboud University NL, anammox, anaerobes metagenomics, research strategy, strategic recruitment, gender equality, SIAM
- @nabroderick : Nichole Broderick. Microbiologist. entomologist. immunologist.University of Connecticut
- @Napaaqtuk: KatMM. Inupiaq, scientist interested in host-microbe interactions, mom, runner, news junkie, not necessarily in that order.Anchorage, AK.
- @pathogenomenick: Nick Loman. Microbial (meta) genomes, sequencing, clinical applications, bioinformatics. Birmingham, UK.
- @PatSchloss: Papa to 8 microbes, farmer, master of sucking. Opinions my own but should be yours. Actually a nice guy. University of Michigan • mothur.org
- @phylogenomics: Jonathan Eisen. Prof. @UCDavis; Guardian of Microbial Diversity; Open Science
- @robertpdickson: Robert Dickson. Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at the University of Michigan. Lung microbiome researcher, homebrewing enthusiast. Ann Arbor, MI
- @surt_lab: David Baltrus. Assistant Prof at the U of Arizona interested in genomes,microbes,adaptation.
- @Symbionticism: Scientist & Professor | Symbiosis, Microbiome, Evolution, Origin of Species, Wolbachia, Archaea, Antibiotics, Phage, Founding Director of HHMI Wolbachia Project. Vanderbilt University
- @timsandle: Tim Sandle. Pharmaceutical microbiologist, technical writer, blogger, journalist and social activist
- @torstenseemann: Torsten Seemann. Microbial genomics, bioinformatics, NGS. Melbourne, Australia.
- @tjsharpton: Thomas Sharpton. Microbiome surveyor, metagenome analyzer, bioinformatics programmer, and Assistant Professor at Oregon State University.
- @TwistedBacteria: César Sánchez, Scientific editor, microbiologist, London, UK.
- @virome_girl Mya Breitbart. Characterizing the world’s virome – one virus at a time! Professor at the University of South Florida #ocean #phage #virus #microbiology #genomics
- @WvSchaik: Willem van Schaik, Associate Prof. in Dept. of Medical Microbiology at UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands. Interest in microbial genomics & evolution of antibiotic resistance
- @edyong209 : Ed Yong, The Atlantic. Sharp and witty, he is our field’s most favorite ambassador
- @RachelFeltman: Rachel Feltman, Washington Post. Editor of Speaking of Science. Loves to write about poop and space.
- @carlzimmer: Carl Zimmer, New York Times, STAT News. Microbiology and much more science
- @bykriscampbell: Kristina Campbell. Freelance writer, microbiome specialist. Upcoming textbook on gut microbiota and nutrition.
- @KHCourage: Katherine H. Courage. Science writer at Scientific American. Upcoming book about microbiome and food. Also fascinated with octopuses.
- @JATetro : Jason Anthony Tetro. The Germ Guy. Occasionally overstates the role of the microbiome, but enthusiastic liaison between science and the general audience.
Microbiome Blogs and Lists
- BMicrobiome Digest: Bik’s Picks. I have no shame in putting my own blog on top 🙂
- The Tree of Life – Jonathan Eisen’s (Phylogenomics) thoughts on Overselling the Microbiome, Yet Another Mainly Male Meeting, and other important issues.
- MicroBE.net: Microbiology of the Built Environment
- Mostly Microbes: a collection of stories and resources about the microbes that influence our lives – Anne Estes
- Symbionticism – A blog about symbiosis and one of Life’s great rules – Out of Many, One – by Dr. Seth Bordenstein
- The Good Gut – on Facebook – Erica and Justin Sonnenburg, Stanford University
- The Intestinal Gardener: Exploring the science of gut bacteria – Kristina Campbell
- uBiome Blog – Julie Taylor and others post regularly with fun factoids about the human microbiome
- Human Microbiome Journal Club – monthly online meetings, forum for discussion and debate of such studies, McMaster University in Ontario, Canada
- Living in a Microbial World – Nicola Fawcett.
- My Chrobial Romance – Microbes, genomics, a healthy dose of skepticism, and running a lab – David Baltrus
- Microbes Rule: All Creatures Great AND Small: Preaching Microbial Supremacy!
Ruminations on the teaching of and research in microbiology at a small liberal arts undergraduate institution – Mark O. Martin
- Microbial Diversity – Characterization of microbial communities in nature – Irene Newton
- Microbiology Weekly – Cesar Sanchez, weekly Twitter Newspaper
- MikrobenZirkus – Von Mikroben und Menschen. Susanne Thiele.
- American Microbiome Institute Blog – started enthusiastically, but not updated since February 2016
- Jonathan Eisen has compiled a long list of many other Microbiology blogs on MicroBE.net
- Your Personal Microbial Garden – Balancing your Immune System Your Personal Microbial Garden – Balancing your Immune System – Dr Feldman, has list of papers on microbiome/autoimmunity
- BioIce: A scientific forum about organisms that can catalyze the freezing of water and their roles in nature