Microbiota

based on the book "GUT, the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ"

Microbiota,
Based on the book "Gut, the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ"

 

Underestimated for a very long time, our intestine hosts thousands of microbes. This microbiota plays a role in digestion, the immune system and behavior. The eponymous exhibition, adapted from the successful book, written by Giulia Enders and illustrated by her sister Jill Enders, reveals recent discoveries on the intestinal microbiota and the importance of it being balanced.

The intestine and its fascinating microcosms! We are an ecosystem, living in symbiosis with our microbes. Discovering and understanding this allows us to take care of our bodies and our health.

APPETIZER: GUIDED TOUR OF DIGESTION

Funny, clear, precise and illustrated explanations by the Enders sisters inspire this explorative journey of the digestive tract. Interactive elements reveal the role and functioning of each organ.

MICROBIOTA IN THE LIMELIGHT

In the depth of our guts, several billion inhabitants play an essential role. These bacteria make up the intestinal microbiota. Visitors explore this unknown universe, its composition, functions and impact on health.

GUT HEALTH

Visitors discover how to take care of their microbiota, cultivate this ecosystem and look after their intestinal landscape. Good advice is backed up by scientific and humorous explanations.