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Christopher Hammang, Sean O'Donoghue, Christian Stolte, Drew Berry, Trevor Lockett, Julie Clarke, Leah Cosgrove, David Topping (11 Julius Ave, North Ryde, Sydney, NSW, Australia)Within the human body live 100 trillion microbial organisms, 10 times the number of human cells. Bacterial cells in the human large intestine are essential to provide nutrients to the colon. They also moderate the immune system in the gut and are capable of reducing the risk of disease, such as colorectal cancer. However, these beneficial bacteria require energy derived from fermentation of resistant starch, a form of complex carbohydrate often missing in “western” diets. “The Hungry Microbiome” is an animation currently in production which will depict the process of bacterial degradation of resistant starch granules within the large intestine. The animation will explore the potential molecular mechanisms by which the end products of bacterial metabolism can protect from diseases of the large intestine. The animation is aimed at providing detailed information about cellular and molecular biology processes in a way that is both accurate and visually compelling.