Watch video presentations on our research targeted at different audiences

BONCAT-themed slides for teaching and scientific talks.


These slides contain general information on BONCAT as well as a list of all microbial ecology related papers that used BONCAT. That list is regularly updated. Last update: September 2020


Feel free to use and share these slides. We ask to please cite our lab when using thesm. A DOI is listed on the first slide.

Ecophysiology of uncultured sediment-dwelling microbes revealed by substrate analog probing

MicroSeminar, hosted by the Early Career group of ISME. Targeted at researchers in environmental microbiology and related disciplines. 60 minutes including discussion. March 2020.




Hunting extremophiles in the deep-sea and Yellowstone

Undergraduate Research Symposium talk. Targeted at undergraduate students at MSU and prospective REU students. 15 minutes long. Sept. 2020.




Microbial ecology of extremophiles

Talk on International Microorganism Day, hosted by FEMS. Targeted at the interested public and undergraduates. Two videos, each 12 minutes. Sept. 2020.

Part 1: Microbial ecology and why we study hot springs

Part 2: Microbes in Yellowstone hot springs and how we study them




DNA-sequencing: A blessing and a curse

Talk in Murat Eren's 'Microbial 'omics' webinar on the limitations of relying on DNA-sequencing alone and the often undeserved hype around the human microbiome. Targeted at undergraduates and early graduate students. Roland's 15 minutes long presentation starts at 1h:10min.