What future technology is hiding in our microorganisms? | Dr. Anne Madden | TEDxGateway

Why is the microbiome of a wasp related to making better beers? How can a microorganism that lives in our guts help us build ageless cities? When can shower microorganisms lead to smarter brains? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you join Dr Madden as she explores the biological cosmos of our world and introduces you to some of the microorganisms that live in your house dust, insect pests, and your own body. Find out just how Anne and other scientists are using these creatures to create the technology of the future. Anne A. Madden, Ph.D. is a microbiologist and inventor. She investigates the microorganisms that live in and around us and determines how they can help us make our world better. Her work has lead to patent pending brewing technology, novel antibiotics, the discovery of a new species, and a better understanding of the microorganisms in our environment. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University and partner in the brewing yeast company Lachancea LLC. Her work has been featured by various news agencies including the BBC, PBS NewsHour, Newsweek, National Geographic, and Scientific American. When not conducting science, she can be found wearing stiletto heels or riding her motorcycle through the streets of Boston. She shares her enthusiasm for the microbial world on twitter and instagram at @AnneAMadden This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx