medical doctor and author
Giulia's talk will be in English.
German medical doctor turned best-selling author Giulia Enders had been working on her PhD in microbiology in 2012 when her public talk on the gut („Darm mit Charme” - Charming Bowels) won her first prize at the Berlin Science Slam. That short and entertaining presentation on the gut, a little-known, yet extremely important organ of the human body, became so popular it went viral on YouTube and earned her an offer to write a book on the subject.
Her cheeky treatise "Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ" was first released in German in 2014, immediately jumping to the top of the paperback charts, and later followed by translations to other languages and over 3 million copies sold in 37 countries. The book is illustrated by a set of cute and humorous drawings by her elder sister, Jill Enders.
In her volume, Giulia explains the functions and the importance of the human gastrointestinal tract in an easy to follow and compellingly funny way. While focusing on the need to understand the relationship between gut health and our overall well being, she also criticises the excess of hygiene in society and its general negative impact on the immune system.
Giulia is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation, and is currently doing research for her medical doctorate at the Institute for Microbiology in Frankfurt.