Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease 2013

he 2nd Wellcome Trust conference on Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease will bring together leading scientists from the fields of microbiology, immunology, nutrition, gastroenterology and neuroscience to discuss the latest developments in this fast developing field.

This meeting will focus on how various microbiomes (oral, gut, skin etc.) interact with that of the host. Discussions will also include the influence of the microbiome on reproduction and development, mental health and cognitive function. The use of pro- and prebiotics to reduce disease risk and the development of new foods and drugs based on microbes will also be a focus of the meeting. We will also host the ‘great debate’, which will be a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges in translating microbiome research to benefits in public health.

Understanding the role of the microbiome will offer new insights into major disease processes and discovery of new therapeutic strategies that either target the microbiome directly or use this information in new stratified medicine approaches. We welcome abstracts for all areas relevant to microbiome research. Please note that several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Scientific sessions
Reproduction and development
Mental health and cognitive function
Human-animal microbiome interactions
New foods and drugs
Microbiome and Public Health
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Confirmed Speakers
Siv Ahrne Lund University, Sweden
Premysl Bercik McMaster University, Canada
Andrew McBain University of Manchester, UK
Dan Merenstein Georgetown University, USA
Cath O’Neill University of Manchester, UK
Bob Rastall The University of Reading,UK
Jacques Ravel University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Jeremy Sanderson Kings College London, UK
Andrew Smith Cardiff University, UK
Jonathon Swann The University of Reading, UK
Further speakers to be announced shortly

8 Jul - 10 Jul 2013

Cambridge
United Kingdom
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