Ben Libberton

Science Communicator, Freelance
  • Sweden

About Ben Libberton

I'm a freelance science communicator, formerly a Postdoc in the biofilm field. I'm interested in how bacteria cause disease and look to technology to produce novel tools to study and ultimately prevent infection.

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Behind the Paper News and Opinion On the Road

Recent Comments

Dec 06, 2018

The fact that you can get soft blubber from a fossil after 180-million-years is mind blowing

Oct 23, 2018
Replying to IQBAL AHMAD

Can you share the mutant strains and wild strains  of candida to see their sensitivity to phytocompounds.


Hi Iqbal, thanks for the question. Unfortunately I wasn't one of the authors so I don't have access to the strains. You can contact them directly though using the contact info on the article itself:

Oct 18, 2018

Nice post on a fantastic paper! Out of curiosity, I noticed that you didn't use the word epigenetics in the paper. Would you consider this to be epigenetics or something different?

Jan 19, 2017
Great summary! Thanks for linking to the Nature News and the podcast as well, it's nice to have everything together in one place :)
Sep 10, 2016
Fascinating story! Thanks for telling it here.
Comment on Coming Soon...
Jul 15, 2016
The only Olympics anyone wants to see!
Comment on Micro-Interview #1
Mar 22, 2016
OUTRAGEOUS! Bacteria are way better than fungi. Seriously, though - this is a great idea.
Comment on Making Waves
Feb 29, 2016
Yes, let's all go out there and gather data! This is a cool story although I won't lie, when I read the title I thought someone had already done the microbiome of the gravitational waves (and in fact it was obviously microorganisms that caused them).

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