In this podcast, Thomas Bosch, Professor of General Zoology at Kiel University, provides a detailed overview of his work studying the many areas of animal life, cell and developmental biology, and so much more.
Bosch studied Biology at the University of Munich and Swansea University College in the UK, attained a doctorate from the University of Munich, then held a prestigious postdoctoral position at the University of California, Irvine.
As a distinguished Professor of General Zoology at Kiel University, Bosch is involved in innovative research studying various scientific areas, such as healthy aging, stem cells therapy, and others. The professor is interested in the complex interactions taking place within metaorganisms, specifically between host cells and microbes. The researcher discusses his laboratory work, and surprising findings that have amazed them. Bosch discusses organisms from a historical perspective, focusing on sequencing, the microbiome and microbe life in general. He provides a detailed analysis of the microbiota, which are diverse ecological communities of commensal, symbiotic, pathogenic microorganisms that are typically found in multicellular organisms.
The researcher continues on to discuss how natural birthing delivers important, helpful microbes to babies, and therefore C-section delivered babies can potentially have more problems as they are denied the natural microbes that are provided via vaginal birth. He talks about the “invisible armada” of microbes and the many exciting new visualization techniques which give researchers an opportunity to dig deeper into their most important research.
In this podcast you’ll learn about:
The power of the microbiome
Potential problems resulting from C-section
What is the “invisible armada” of microbes