Friday, 13 May 2016

Talking Head

I was on the Channel 7 News a couple of nights ago- link here. Not because I had done anything newsworthy myself, but Channel 7 contacted me at about 2 pm that day to see if I was willing to present an expert opinion on the effects of probiotics on the human gut microbiome and human health. There was a recent paper from a Danish group suggesting there was little evidence that probiotics have a significant effect on the gut microbiome in healthy people. In a moment of weakness I agreed, and was then interviewed about half an hour later in my lab, including filming me pipetting into Eppendorf tubes, which the rest of my lab group found tremendously amusing.