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The Young Scientist Seminars is a new video series featuring talented PhD students and postdocs giving talks about their research and discoveries. These young scientists tell compelling research stories using narrative, analogies, and visuals. The finalists are selected from a large pool of accomplished scientists from around the world in a competition held every year. In preparation for recording their talks, they attend a science communication workshop.
H. pylori finds its home: Julie Huang Most microorganisms cannot survive in the hostile acidic environment of the stomach, but somehow Helicobacter pylori calls the stomach its home. Julie Huang tells us the story of how H. pylori thrives by navigating towards more neutral environments within the stomach using a chemoreceptor called TlpB.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa survives with a gut reaction: Michele LeRoux When we think about bacteria, we usually don't think about the fact that their fiercest enemies may be other bacteria who are competing for the same limited environmental resources. Michele LeRoux explains that when bacteria establish and maintain communities, their interactions with one another can turn deadly.