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Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease - Hinxton 14-16 April 2014

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

The microbiome has an essential role in health and in the development of a range of diseases including obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, asthma, and some neurological disorders. This meeting will focus on understanding how various microbiomes (oral, gut, skin etc.) interact with the host and the factors that influence these interactions. The programme will also explore the opportunities and challenges in translating microbiome research into benefits in public health, by examining the development of new foods, drugs and therapies that alter the microbiome. We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to microbiome/microbiota research. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Scientific organising committee
Glenn Gibson
University of Reading, UK
Cath O' Neill University of Manchester, UK
Gregor Reid Lawson Health Research Institute, Canada
Karen Scott Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, UK

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Posted on 07/01/2014

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