The multi-organismic nature of life ( V )

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on Ancient DNA and Tracing Ancestral Holobionts
(Hendrik Poinar, McMaster University)


Prof. Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University lines out how ‘time travel’ via ancient DNA-studies helps to unravel the evolution of early ancestral holobionts.

The multi-organismic nature of life (IV)

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on Phylosymbiosis
(Seth Bordenstein, Vanderbilt University)

The multi-organismic nature of life (III)

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on the role of symbiosis in multicellular organisms
(John Archibald, Dalhousie Universit)


An anthropology of microbes.

The multi-organismic nature of life ( II )

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on the Hologenome Theory
(Dr. Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg and Prof. Eugene Rosenberg)

The multi-organismic nature of life ( I )

Thomas Bosch interviews the leading experts in the emerging field of metaorganism research

In a series of short interviews Thomas Bosch talks in the Collaborative Research Center “Origin and function of Metaorganisms” with leading experts in symbiosis research which have initiated a paradigm shift in the Life Sciences: organisms, health and disease are fundamentally multiorganismic.

on Metaorganism Research:
(Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii)


Exploring the microenvironments that determine symbiont specificity in the squid-vibrio symbiosis.