For many of us, a little bit of procrastination during grad school is / was a welcome relief to maintain some sanity, and I’m sure many of you are familiar with Jorge Cham’s PhD comics!
In a mere 3 minutes, we are told about their environmental and biological diversity and that they are essential to our physical and mental well-being, but also of the unknowns (of which there are many!). We are only just beginning to understand the complex interactions within a microbiome, and between the microbiome and its host / environment. The comic serves to remind us of the benefit of a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort, opening up opportunities for harnessing the power of microbiome services.
Remember, “It’s the little things that make a big difference”!