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Introduction to Microbes and the Human Microbiome

Welcome Citizen Scientists! We're very pleased to have you join us on an exploration of the human microbiome. This is a fascinating area of study, and we hope you will find this six-module course worthwhile. Each module's content will be presented in similar fashion; our team will introduce topics by way of pre-recorded video lectures interspersed with guest interviews by subject matter experts. Module 1 will provide a broad overview about microbes and their diversity on earth and in the human body.

10 videos (Total 60 minutos), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Welcome to the Course3m
What are Microbes?8m
Interview: Jack Gilbert7m
Interview: Valerie McKenzie5m
The Human Microbiome14m
Where Do You Get Your Microbes?5m
Web interview: Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello5m
Web interview: Elizabeth Costello4m
Rob's Module 1 wrap-up1m
3 lecturas
About This Course10m
Part 1: You and Your Gut10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Introduction to Microbes and the Human Microbiome12m
1 hora para completar

Studying the Microbiome

In this module, we will dive into the fundamentals of how we study the human microbiome. We highlight recent advances in microbiome research methods and take you on a tour of the Knight lab. Please keep in mind, that Modules 2 and 3 are meant to provide a glimpse into our world of data generation and analysis. Modules 4, 5, and 6 will be less technical and provide a broad overview of fascinating research on the human microbiome. Stick with us!

9 videos (Total 50 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
The history of studying microbes with Norm Pace6m
Basics of high-throughput DNA sequencing11m
Demo: Tour of the Knight Lab8m
'Omics' and other useful technologies6m
Interview: Luke Thompson3m
Web interview: Janet Jansson4m
Web interview: Pieter Dorrestein7m
Rob's Module 2 wrap-up56s
2 lecturas
Part 1: You and Your Gut (continued)10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Studying the Microbiome14m
1 hora para completar

Making Sense Out of Microbial Data

This module highlights the basics of generating and analyzing microbiome data. We will also discuss how computational scientists are revolutionizing the development of tools for analyzing large, complex biological data sets and show you some of the cool ways that we visualize data! This module will help you understand data plots in later modules, but do not get discouraged if the material here is too technical, a full understanding is not required to complete the course!

7 videos (Total 52 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Web interview: Philip Hugenholtz11m
Basics of alpha-diversity with fuzzy microbe demo8m
Beta-diversity, and visualizing differences13m
Demo: EMPeror, a QIIME visualization tool2m
Web interview: Gregory Caporaso9m
Rob's Week 3 wrap-up1m
2 lecturas
Part 1: You and Your Gut (continued)10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Making Sense Out of Microbial Data12m
3 horas para completar

The Human Gut Microbiome and Your Health

Now that we've given you some background about the methods we use to analyze microbial data, it's time for us to talk more about recent discoveries in microbiome research. This module will focus on the main factors impacting the gut microbiota as well as the influence of the gut microbiota on nutrition and gut health. This is the fun part, so get excited!

8 videos (Total 51 minutos), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Obesity and the gut microbiota8m
Human microbiome and gut disease6m
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Martin Blaser6m
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Jeff Leach6m
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello2m
Manipulating the microbiome through fecal transplants5m
Rob's Module 4 wrap-up1m
1 lectura
1 ejercicio de práctica
The Human Gut Microbiome and Your Health16m
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por AFFeb 11th 2017

Very informative! Everybody should take this course, to know more about their own microbiome...\n\nThe first lessons are not so exciting, but hang in there! The most interesting parts come later ;)

por GRJul 1st 2018

It was a good experience, and while I'm not too big on microbiology in general, I was intrigued in the role our microbiome plays in our lives. The summer I did this changed my life in a way. :)



Rob Knight

Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering. Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Jessica L. Metcalf

Senior Research Associate
BioFrontiers Institute

Dr. Katherine R. Amato

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Anthropology, BioFrontiers Institute

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