Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease
This new Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of genetics, microbiology, ecology, immunology, gastroenterology, nutrition and paediatrics to discuss the latest developments in this fast developing field.
Gut microflora play important roles in how we derive energy from our diet and how we store this energy. Recent studies have revealed the extraordinary complexity of the gut microbial ecology and its network connectivity to the metabolic regulation of important pathways in the host. Microbiome abnormalities have been associated with many non-infectious diseases including inflammatory bowel conditions, colonic cancer, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, obesity and autism.
- Fredrik Bäckhed, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Jeremy Nicholson Imperial College London, UK
- Glenn Gibson Reading University, UK
Abstract deadline: 12 March 2012 | Registration deadline: 9 April 2012
For more information, please visit the Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences website.
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