A new review article was published today from postdoc Hagay Enav and Ruth Ley, discussing strain level colonisation of the developing infant gut microbiome. While the establishment of the infant microbiome has long been an area of interest, recent technological and computational advances have enabled a more precise, strain-level understanding. In this review, Hagay and his co-authors examine how strains of the same species spread, colonise, evolve, and affect the infant host in the context of these advancements. Congratulations Hagay and Ruth!
Enav, H., Bäckhed, F., and Ley. R.E. (2022). The developing infant gut microbiome: A strain-level view. Cell Host & Microbe 30(5): doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2022.04.009