Studying the microbiome and its complexities: an interview with Alan Walker

Alan W. Walker* (Corresponding Author)

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Alan Walker is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, UK, studying the intestinal microbiota and its interactions with the host’s diet. In this interview, Alan discusses his research interests, earlier studies of the ways contaminants can affect microbiome analyses, the excitement of experiments going well, and why science doesn’t need to be combative.
Original languageEnglish
Article number134
Number of pages2
JournalBMC Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Bibliographical note

AWW would like to thank his collaborating co-authors on the 2014 contamination paper for all of their excellent work.

AWW is supported by core funding from the Scottish Government Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services (RESAS).


  • microbiome
  • personalised nutrition
  • diet
  • contamination
  • open access publishing


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