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The Microbe Moment is science stories and news for the microbe enthused hosted by microbe lover, Tess Deyett, PhD and pharmaceutical microbiologist Jon Mitchell. 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, PhD was changed forever with her first glimpse into the unseen world. At her first microbiology class she was instantly hooked, love at first site. She went on to recieve a PhD 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 find their microbe moment.

Come discover yours!

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The Microbe Moment is science stories and news for the microbe enthused hosted by microbe lover, Tess Deyett, PhD and pharmaceutical microbiologist Jon Mitchell. 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, PhD was changed forever with her first glimpse into the unseen world. At her first microbiology class she was instantly hooked, love at first site. She went on to recieve a PhD 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 find their microbe moment.

Come discover yours!

    The Microbe Moments of Bob’s Burgers

    The Microbe Moments of Bob’s Burgers

    This week we talk about one of our favorite shows, Bob's Burgers. It is funny, wholesome, and has plenty of microbe moments. So many, in fact, that it was a little hard to figure out which ones to talk about it. But after much binge watching and in preparation of the movie coming out later this month, we picked our favorites and Tess, Jon and Julie bring you a microbe moment of each of the Belcher family member's.

    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.

    • 51 min
    The Microbe Moment of Star Wars Fermented Drinks

    The Microbe Moment of Star Wars Fermented Drinks

    In this weeks episode, Tess, Jon, and Julie talk about drinks in the Star wars universe and how they relate to drinks we have here on earth. Tess talks about the Alderaanian wine, Toniray wine, and wine found hear. Jon talks about several drinks from star wars like Jawa Juice and how there is beer that is actually made with meat tossed into it. Finally, Julie talks about blue and green milk and the benefits milk give us down here on earth. Oh, they also give out some recipes of so you can make your own star wars inspired drink.

    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.

    • 37 min
    Luis Plaza of Let’s Talk Micro

    Luis Plaza of Let’s Talk Micro

    In this weeks episode, we talk with Luis Plaza, the host of the podcast Let's Talk Micro which aims to explain clinical microbiology in simple terms. It is a great show to listen to especially for those that are interested in getting into clinical microbiology or those that are in the field, but would like to expand their knowledge. But that's not all, Luis is a Medical Laboratory Scientist, so we talk about his journey to get there, what the culture is like, and his eagerness to teach others.

     

    you can find Let's Talk Micro on every major streaming platform as well as on Twitter @Letstalkmicro1. 

     

    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.

    • 54 min
    How Microbes Can Have a Sustainable Impact

    How Microbes Can Have a Sustainable Impact

    In this weeks episode, we talk about microbes that can benefit sustainability. Fellow microbigal editor and contributor Julie Grubaugh talks about how the mycelial network and fungi can be used to make everything from leather to chairs; Jon talks about how microbes can be used to power batteries; and Tess tells us how microbes can make calcium carbonate that can be used to stabilize shorelines, fill gaps in statues, and even protect the environment from mining waste.

    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.

     

    Check out our previous blog on how microbes can fight climate change here.

    • 57 min
    Interview with Geoffrey Hannigan

    Interview with Geoffrey Hannigan

    In this weeks episode, we talk to Geoffrey Hannigan of who works at Merck. Geoffrey talks about his experience in industry as well as bioinformatics. We also go into his blog prophage which is quoted as "The blog for bacteria, phages, computers and science."


    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.

    • 57 min
    Winter DaBom 2022

    Winter DaBom 2022

    In this weeks episode we bring you the first DaBom of 2022 and we are joined again by Disha Tandon from the website MicroBites. In this episode we talk abut the discovery of a giant visible bacteria, characterizing different yeasts in making wine, how fires change the aerobiome, bacteria evading the hosts immune system, and using bacteria to clean up mining water waste. 


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


    Largest bacterium ever discovered has an unexpectedly complex cell (follow link to view video showing the size of the bacteria)


    Investigations of the mechanisms of interactions between four non-conventional species with Saccharomyces cerevisiae in oenological conditions


    Wildland fire smoke alters the composition, diversity, and potential atmospheric function of microbial life in the aerobiome


    Virulence factors perforate the pathogen-containing vacuole to signal efferocytosis


    Transcriptome Analysis of Environmental Pseudomonas Isolates Reveals Mechanisms of Biodegradation of Naphthenic Acid Fraction Compounds (NAFCs) in Oil Sands Tailings


     


    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.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

WolfOfTruth ,

Very informative and Interesting

The podcast is pretty good in terms of overall entertainment, but it really hits home in brining in the science with the history while staying relevant to events of today. I can almost garantee you will learn something new by listening to this podcast and might even have a laugh along the way.

Sir Queens ,

So fun!

I’m having so much fun listening to these two talk about microbiology. I’m learning so much! Definitely worth listening!

JEMJEDJEG68 ,

Making Science relatable and interesting!

Fun way to learn a little something!

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