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Imagine if there were an organ in your body that weighed as much as your brain, that affected your health, your weight, and even your behavior. Wouldn’t you want to know more about it? There is such an organ — the collection of microbes in and on your body, your human microbiome....
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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....
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 60 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Welcome to the Course3 min
What are Microbes?8 min
Interview: Jack Gilbert7 min
Interview: Valerie McKenzie5 min
The Human Microbiome14 min
Where Do You Get Your Microbes?5 min
Web interview: Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello5 min
Web interview: Elizabeth Costello4 min
Rob's Module 1 wrap-up1 min
Reading3 lectures
About This Course10 min
Assignments10 min
Part 1: You and Your Gut10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Introduction to Microbes and the Human Microbiome12 min

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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! ...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 50 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
The history of studying microbes with Norm Pace6 min
Basics of high-throughput DNA sequencing11 min
Demo: Tour of the Knight Lab8 min
'Omics' and other useful technologies6 min
Interview: Luke Thompson3 min
Web interview: Janet Jansson4 min
Web interview: Pieter Dorrestein7 min
Rob's Module 2 wrap-up min
Reading2 lectures
Assignments10 min
Part 1: You and Your Gut (continued)10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Studying the Microbiome14 min

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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! ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 52 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Web interview: Philip Hugenholtz11 min
Basics of alpha-diversity with fuzzy microbe demo8 min
Beta-diversity, and visualizing differences13 min
Demo: EMPeror, a QIIME visualization tool2 min
Web interview: Gregory Caporaso9 min
Rob's Week 3 wrap-up1 min
Reading2 lectures
Assignments10 min
Part 1: You and Your Gut (continued)10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Making Sense Out of Microbial Data12 min

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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!...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 51 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Obesity and the gut microbiota8 min
Human microbiome and gut disease6 min
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Martin Blaser6 min
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Jeff Leach6 min
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello2 min
Manipulating the microbiome through fecal transplants5 min
Rob's Module 4 wrap-up1 min
Reading1 lecture
Assignments10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Human Gut Microbiome and Your Health16 min
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par 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 ;)

par 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. :)

Enseignants

Rob Knight

Professor
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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