mSystems® is an open-access ASM journal dedicated to publishing diverse systems microbiology research—everything from cell metabolism to ecosystem dynamics, tools and techniques, to novel synthetic microbiology.

Join the free mSystems Thinking Series of webinars, where editors come together with some of their favorite speakers on a variety of topics, using an interactive forum to allow the community to both hear the best science and meet speakers in small groups. Presentations are followed by an open forum panel discussion with all speakers and participants. This series is a re-launch of the 2021 webinar series, with a revised format: discussions and Q&A will all be live.

Oct. 12: Fiber and the Microbiome—12:30 p.m. ET

Speakers and panelists will discuss the connection between dietary interventions, including higher fiber intake and microbiome composition, protection from infection and other health outcomes. 


  • Understanding the connection between bioavailability and nutrition.
  • How dietary intervention design influences the gut microbiota and study outcomes.
  • How different types of nutrients affect gut microbiota.


  • Leigh Frame, Ph.D., Director, Integrative Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • Andrew Oliver, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Western Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service.
  • Cynthia Rodriguez, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
  • Katrine Whiteson, Ph.D., associate professor, University of California Irvine.

Explore the mSystems Thinking Series YouTube playlist and watch past lectures.