One of the main goals of Gut Microbiota Worldwatch is to spread knowledge about gut microbiota in society. In line with this goal, we are very happy to share a new initiative with you.

We would like to offer our readers a free copy (eBook) of “Microbiota, these bacteria that do us good” by French author and microbiota expert Gérard Corthier.

A specialist in microbiology and digestive pathology, Dr. Corthier is a former Research Director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA – Institut national de la recherche agronomique) and President of the French Institute for Nutrition (IFN –  Institut français pour la nutrition). He is also author of other books about bacteria and microbiota.


Intended for the general public, whether familiar or not with gut microbes, “Microbiota, these bacteria that do us good” takes us into the gut microbiota ecosystem and its importance for our health. “In a clear and lively manner, Gérard Corthier and Katrine Leverve, accompanied by the humorous drawings of Jérôme Cloup, take us on a stimulating and fascinating journey, appealing to curious minds interested in learning more about the microbes we host and their functions,” says Joël Doré, Scientific Director of MetaGenoPolis, a Unit of the Micalis Institute (Microbiology of Food and Gut for Human Health at INRA).

We are offering our readers 100 copies in each of our 3 official languages (English, French and Spanish), which can be downloaded here for free using the discount code GUTMICROBIOTA-EN (for English version). Books are available on a “first-come first-serve” basis so don’t wait too long to get your copy!

We hope you enjoy the book and don’t hesitate to share this initiative with other gut microbiota fans!