About Elisabeth M. Bik
After receiving my PhD at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, I worked at the Dutch National Institute for Health and the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein. From 2001-2016 I worked in the laboratory of David Relman at Stanford University, where I have worked on the characterization of human oral, gastric, and intestinal microbiotas, and that of marine mammals. In 2016 I joined uBiome where we allow citizen scientists to sequence their microbiome. I also run Microbiome Digest, www.microbiomedigest.com, an almost daily compilation of scientific papers in the rapidly growing microbiome field, tweet on Twitter as @MicrobiomDigest, and scan published papers for image manipulation.
Research Fellow, Singapore centre for environmental lifescience engineering
Postdoc, Karolinska Institute
Head of Outreach & Partnerships, EMEA & Australasia, Open Research Group, Springer Nature
PhD stud. microbiology, University of Copenhagen
npj Managing Editor, Nature Publishing Group
CTO & Co-Founder, Zapnito
Head of Communities & Engagement, Springer Nature
Three recent scientific papers and one news article on biofilms.
Finally, scientist have solved one of the biggest problems of our lives: dripping ice cream.
Biofilms are more diverse and structured when resources are sparse
Professor Eva Sapi works on slime-like biofilms where Borrelia bacteria can hide during antibiotic treatment.
Here is a great idea to reuse all those bottled water caps: to clean wastewater.
A new paper in Nature this week shows that bacteria in biofilms talk to each other by potassium waves through ion channels.