Register for an account


Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.


Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

Planet Earth

Dive into your inner lake: My keynote lecture on the microbiome (slides and audio)

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMarch 21, 2011 8:46 AM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

Earlier this month I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the Joint Summit on Translational Science in San Francisco. The meeting brings together scientists who seek to master the rising tide of biological data, in order to find new medical treatments. I urged them to think like ecologists, and treat the human body like an ecosystem of thousands of species. I recorded my talk on my trusty iPhone, and I've posted the audio below. (You can download it.) It's also here.

Carl Zimmer Keynote Lecture on the Human Microbiome by Carl Zimmer

And below are the lecture slides (also on Slideshare). (Thanks to everyone who responded to my query about the best way to present my talks. I hope later this week to turn the talk into a written post.) [UPDATE: Here's my essay, "The Human Lake."]

The Human Jungle: Exploring the Microbiome

View more presentations from cwzimmer

    3 Free Articles Left

    Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.


    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

    Want unlimited access?

    Subscribe today and save 50%


    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In