On this week’s podcast Greg sits down with Dr. Rob Knight, professor in pediatrics and computer engineering ath the University of California San Diego and co-founder of the American Gut Project and the Earth Microbiome Project to discuss growing up in New Zealand then transferring to graduate school in the states (2:27), transitioning from traditional wet lab science to computational science (4:41), the lag in microbiome research and innovations driving the field (8:19), unique collaborations (16:06), the general public’s knowledge of the gut microbiome (19:15), the difficulty of juggling so many tasks as an academic( 20:41), the earth microbiome project and the american gut project (23:14), and microbiota trends (27:36).
You can find more information about the American Gut Project and the Earth Microbiome Project at the links below.
American Gut Project: http://humanfoodproject.com/americangut/
Earth Microbiome Project: http://humanfoodproject.com/americangut/