Dr. Madden’s mission is to reveal the utility and relevance of the microorganisms around us
She does this as an award-winning research scientist (in academia and industry), a science communicator (professional public speaker & design-collaborator), and as an innovation and engagement strategist (private consulting and building microbial pipelines for various industries).
Dr. Madden’s research has lead to the discovery of novel microbial species, newly characterized antibiotics, and microbes from wasps that have lead to improved fermentation products around the world. She delights in not only exploring the world for new microbes, but in finding unique ways these creatures can make our lives better. Her work has lead to key discoveries and commercial products across biotechnology, agriculture technology, and food and beverage technology industries. She is a five-time TED/TEDx speaker, founder of the science communication effort “The Microbe Hat Project,” and works with diverse artists, scientists, designers, and educators to engage the public in the awe of the microbial world.
Welcome to the microbiological cosmos. This is where our adventure begins
What people are saying:
“Whether brewing better beer, discovering novel antibiotics or chronicling the lives of the microscopic creatures living in the dust under the couch, Anne Madden seeks to understand and utilize the microbial world around us.” – TED.com
“Anne Madden bends creatures to her will, with the deftness of a shepherd. But Madden is a microbe wrangler — her critters cover petri dishes. Rather than merely observe bacteria and fungi, Madden sees a community ready for work.” – PBS NewsHour
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