Who is hitching a ride on a housefly?


About the research 

Rahel Park (KU Leuven - VIB) has a dilemma for you: what to do if a bunch of flies land on the cake you were just about to eat? Should you eat it anyway or should you throw it away? Watch the video for the -scientifically substantiated- answer!

Rahel Park
KU Leuven - VIB

Rahel Park has always been intrigued by nature and its smaller and bigger bugs. After her master studies in Estonia, she started a PhD at VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, and dived into the complex world of insect microbiomes. She caught hundreds of house flies and checked which microbes get transported around by these insects, unraveling some intriguing microbial patterns linked to the origin of the flies.

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