#79 Bibaswan Ghoshal on the Human Microbiome

Released Friday, 6th April 2018
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Joining me on this episode is Bibaswan Ghoshal. He is a Senior Bioinformatician at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Health System in Toronto. He has his Master’s of Science in Medicine and finishing his PhD in Bioinformatics, Animal Microbiome and Agriculture from the University of Alberta.

On this episode we discuss…
The number of microbes in inside us and how they help us
Factors/technology that impacted the start of this new field
Differences between studying the human microbiome and genome
Techniques/technologies used to study the microbiome
Human Microbiome Project
Healthy microbiomes
Factors that affect microbiomes
Variations between people’s microbiomes
Microbiome research
Role of a bioinformatics analyst in microbiome research

Learn more about the microbiome through the University of Utah’s free interactive modules.

You can follow Bibaswan on Twitter @bibaswanghoshal  and read his blog at worldofbiba.wordpress.com. Check out the books Bibaswan recommends during the episode: Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter and I Contain Multitudes by Dr. Ed Yong.

Stay tuned for the next new episode of DNA Today on April 20th, 2018 where I will be interviewing Rafi Mendelsohn about a free DNA test for adoptees and biological families to be reunited. It's offered through April through MyHeritage's DNA Quest.

New episodes are released on the first and third Fridays of the month. See what else I am up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and iTunes. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com

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