The microbiome - the kilogram of alien bacteria living in our gut - came under a very public microscope at UWA recently as BBC science journalist and TV presenter Michael Mosley took to the stage at Winthrop Hall to talk about his new book The Clever Guts Diet.

Dr Mosley, who originally trained to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London, credits joint Nobel Prize winners UWA Professors Barry Marshall and Robin Warren for inspiring his foray into documentaries more than 20 years ago.

A packed crowd listened to the award winning journalist outline how our gut communicates with our body and mind before engaging in a lively Q&A and meeting many of the crowd for book signings and selfies!

The new frontier in science, health and diet was brought to UWA as part of the Research Impact Series of events and a partnership between The University, Boffin Books and the City of Perth Library.