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The human microbiome

You will not believe it, but there are 100,000,000,000,000 bacteria in your body and on your skin – ten times as many as people in the world. Most of them help you to stay healthy.

Kiss-o-meter

The vitreous human

Project description

The interaction of humans and microorganisms is highly topical and will bring some surprises in the future. For example, the microbially controlled gut-brain axis is said to have a connection with moods, including fear and enterprise. A kiss-o-meter can show how many millions of bacteria are exchanged when kissing.

Idea/Organization

Department Hygiene (Lass-Flörl), Institute of Microbiology (Insam)