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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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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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!

    Episode 22: Da Best of Microbiology News (Da Bom), February 2021 Roundup

    Episode 22: Da Best of Microbiology News (Da Bom), February 2021 Roundup

    Every month we bring you our favorite microbiology news from extremophiles to medical, from agriculture to biotech; we give you all the up-to-date info on everything microbe news. In this month we look at the stories from how extremophiles are being studied for their antimicrobial activity to how microbes may be helping pandas make love. We also look at how V. cholerae regulates biofilm formation, the genes of Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5, and how fecal transplants may be helping cancer treatment.
    To find out more or to find our sources check out the Blog Post 

    • 26 min
    Episode 21: Do Plants Have A Microbiome? What Does It Take To Become A Professor At A University? What is a Postdoc? An Interview With Nichole Ginnan, Ph.D.

    Episode 21: Do Plants Have A Microbiome? What Does It Take To Become A Professor At A University? What is a Postdoc? An Interview With Nichole Ginnan, Ph.D.

    Today I sit down with a good friend of mine, Dr. Nichole Ginnan who is a postdoc. Nichole tells us about her life studying plant microbiomes and her journey through academia. Her academic pursuits have brought her all the way across the country, from the East coast to the West coast. We chat about her current position as a post-doc and her future career goals. 
     
    You can connect with Nichole on Twitter
    @Botanichole or learn more about her by visiting her website nicholeginnan.com

    • 26 min
    Episode 20: Really Bad Pick Up Lines Or Wicked Good? Biology Pick Up Lines For Valentine's Day!

    Episode 20: Really Bad Pick Up Lines Or Wicked Good? Biology Pick Up Lines For Valentine's Day!

    If you can spare the time we'd really appreciate it if you could take just 5 minutes to answer our listener survey! 
    We made it all the way to episode 20. Honestly, we are shocked. We decided to give you this extra episode this week highlighting our very best/ worst pick up lines. Some are microbe focused but most are just in the realm of biology and chemistry. So gather your nerd friends, perhaps a periodic table, and enjoy! 
     

    • 14 min
    Episode 19: A Tribute To The Black Microbiologists That Shaped The History Of Medicine and Microbiology (Part II)

    Episode 19: A Tribute To The Black Microbiologists That Shaped The History Of Medicine and Microbiology (Part II)

    As promised, we are back with part two of our Black Lives Matter In Microbiology Series. This is the second of two parts and here we discuss 5 more prominent Black microbiologists that changed science. This episode highlights 5 famous microbiologists that helped shape the history of microbiology. 
     
    If you can spare the time we'd really appreciate it if you could take just 5 minutes to answer our listener survey! 

    • 20 min
    Episode 18: Are There Any Black Scientists In Microbiology? YES! A Top 10 (part I)

    Episode 18: Are There Any Black Scientists In Microbiology? YES! A Top 10 (part I)

    We've all heard of Louis Pasteur or Robert Koch but there are so many Black famous microbiologists that never get their story told. So in honor of Black History Month, we are bringing you a two-part series highlighting the top 10 black microbiologists that changed the history of microbiology. This episode highlights 5 microbiologists including Dr. William Augustus Hinton, Jane Hinton, Dr. Ruth Ella Moore, Dr. Jessie Isabelle Price, and Dr. Harold Amos. 
     
    If you can spare the time we'd really appreciate it if you could take just 5 minutes to answer our listener survey! 

    • 20 min
    Episode 17: Da Best of Microbiology News (Da Bom), January 2021Roundup

    Episode 17: Da Best of Microbiology News (Da Bom), January 2021Roundup

    Please help us help you, by taking our Listener Survey! It'll take just 5 minutes and we would really appreciate it! 
    Every month we bring you our favorite microbiology news from extremophiles to medical, from agriculture to biotech; we give you all the up to date info on everything microbe news. In this month we look at the stories discussing tardigrades' ability to save medical microbiology to how researchers study extremophiles. We look at some very intense Nature papers on microbiomes as well as the prospect of poultry probiotics. It's all here in January's Da Bom! 
    To find out more or to find our sources check out the blog post!
     

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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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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