Welcome to Mostly Microbes, a collection of stories and resources about the microbes that influence our lives.

Why are microbes important?

"I hope that you will take time to read Dr. Anne Estes’s column. She is a post-doctoral fellow at IGS, who is firmly committed to advancing the public’s understanding of the microbiome through her blog, Mostly Microbes, and as a contributor to other science blogs. She is a passionate believer in the power of social media to inform and educate a diversity of people.”

Dr. Claire Fraser Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine