Meet The Microbes

About Meet the Microbes


Meet Sue Domonas, Mike O’Bacterium and many other magnificent and mischievous microbes in ‘Meet the Microbes’, a free eBook that introduces you to the marvelous world of microbiology.

Meet the Microbes is the outcome of Naomi Chant being voted for as the winner of the ‘Neodymium Zone’ in the online science outreach event – ‘I’m a scientist, Get me out of here’ – by students aged 12-18 years across the UK.

In the book, you’ll learn about the good, the bad and the ugly microbes, from ones that cause an upset tummy to ones that help make snow. Click here to download the eBook.


About the author

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Naomi Chant is an R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific UK where she works with other scientists who develop new ways to identify all sorts of menacing and mischievous microbes. Outside of the laboratory, Naomi loves writing and talking about microbes, and is a keen STEM ambassador. She also loves Percy Pigs and cats. 





About the illustrator

Immy Smith is an illustrator and fine artist, and is currently Resident Artist in the immy-225x300Portsmouth Brain Tumour Research Centre. She’s also a former scientist, and started cartooning while working in a neuroscience laboratory! Immy loves drawing cells, moths, lichen… anything tiny, weird, and wonderful in fact! She will draw on anything that isn’t nailed down.