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Defining microbiome function - Dr Jonathan Klassen

Researcher Radio

12-10-2018 • 27 min

Today we are joined by Dr Jonathan Klassen from the University of Connecticut. Jonathan is the author of ‘Defining microbiome function’. Join us to discover more about the microbiome world; Why is the human gut so important? How important are ants? Why is there now a call for the cross disciplinary training in logic and philosophical microbiome research?


We will gain further insights into 'Defining micbrobiome function', its consequences and the motivation behind Jonathan's research.


In today's episode, we discuss:


Jonathan's academic background. [00:45]


We are given an overview of ‘Defining microbiome function’. [02:56]


Jonathan discusses previous research in the microbiome world. [06:18]


We discover more about the human gut and it's importance to microbiome research. [09:30]


Jonathan calls for the 'cross disciplinary training in logic and philosophical microbiome research', but just how popular is this movement? [11:40]


Just how far can 'Defining microbiome function' forward current scholarship? [16:15]


Jonathan discusses his academic influences. [19:10]


Jonathan describes how he spends his week. [20:36]


Jonathan gives his one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD. [25:37]


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