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Book Launch – Follow Your Gut: A Story From The Microbes That Make You

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  • Readings Carlton
    309 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new graphic novel – Follow Your Gut: A Story From The Microbes That Make You (Scribe 2024), created by writer Ailsa Wild, reproductive microbiologist Lisa Stinson, artist Ben Hutchings, microbial ecologist/science educator Gregory Crocetti & artist Briony Barr.

A timid Bifidobacterium named Biffy is forced to leave their family and become part of a new community, in the gut of a newborn human baby.

Follow Your Gut is a comic that ate a biology textbook. It’s an epic adventure set over the first 3 years of a new life, exploring one of the most important relationships you will ever have – the one with your gut microbiome.

Created by artists, scientists, and educators, this story is for anyone who’s curious about the human–microbe symbiosis, and what all those trillions of bacteria are doing down there in your intestines!

Inspired by the latest research, Follow Your Gut includes a fascinating and detailed appendix that explains the amazing science behind the story.

Location Information

You are welcome to arrive from 6 pm for a 6:30 pm start.