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Although I have many opinions about (medical) microbiology, I'm not a medical doctor and I don't (and don't want to - nothing personal) know all of the details regarding your medical condition(s). In other words, this blog is intended to educate and empower, but not to diagnose and treat anything you in particular may be dealing with. Please use my words as intended, and get personalized advice before acting on my comments. Thanks!
Why should I care?
Microbes are constantly changing the world around us, in all sorts of little seen and unseen ways! From outbreaks of the bubonic plague to outbreaks of SARS, from the yeast used in ancient beers to the yeast in your Mum's sourdough starter: microbes shape human experiences, history, and society (or should I say 'culture'... get it?) every day. "How could I not care?" is perhaps a better question!
Welcome to Microbial Mondays! So, what's it all about?
Hi, Alex here. I'm fascinated by microbes: from viruses to bacteria to fungi and more. To be honest, it is equal parts the science and the human element of microbes that thrills me. I'm fascinated with these little bugs not only because they outnumber us humans, but also because of how much microbes shape our lives - and the course of human history.
Check out this video to hear about some of ways that microbes impact us humans - and why you should care about our little microbial buddies, too.
Film Sponsored by FameLab Netherlands.
Filmed and produced by Niels de Groot www.promotionfilm.nl