• Question: Which do you think is more interesting our world, reality with living breathing human beings or the microscopic world with all sorts of weird and wacky micro-organsims?

    Asked by ella97 to Cat, Daz, Johnson on 23 Jun 2011.
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      Cat O'Connor answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Oh Ella97, What a great question.

      And actually you’ve kinda just opened up a can of worms because in my job (as well as just looking at tb) I also try and figure out how there two crazy worlds are connected and how one can affect the other. It’s called episystems biology and is kinda a ‘hot topic’ in research right now!

      Our world is a little more than interesting isn’t it? I mean people are so unpredictable…most of the time. And sometimes that’s a bad thing but a lot of the time, this bit of craziness allows us to invent new things or discover more about our world.

      Microbes are interesting and the world they live in and how they interact is still not fully understood so that is why we’re so interested in! And that’s why we spend soooooooo long studying it!

      But ultimately, I think our world will be much more interesting and crazy! But Iā€™m going to keep studying how both these worlds can influence each other!!

      What do you think?

      Cat šŸ˜€