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
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.
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.
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.