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Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease

29th June 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1st July 2015 @ 12:00 pm

£285 – £651

Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease
29 June – 1 July 2015
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Register>     Abstract and Bursary Deadline: 8 May 2015   |   Registration Deadline: 29 May 2015

The 4th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting will once again bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, ecology, immunology, gastroenterology, dermatology and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field.

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. Alterations in the composition of the microbiome have been associated with many non-infectious diseases including inflammatory bowel conditions, autoimmune diseases, cancers and diabetes. Studies on microbiota from other body sites are helping us to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of how microorganisms affect the host.

This meeting will focus on our current understanding of how various microbiomes (oral, gut, skin, etc.) communicate and interact with the host and the factors that influence these interactions. The programme will discuss the new developments enabled by metagenomics, metabolomics and other new technologies. This year’s conference will focus on host microbe interactions in various health states. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on how to apply recent discoveries to disease processes, health restoration and maintenance.

We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to microbiome/microbiota research. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Please Note: Places for this conference are limited, you are advised to register and submit an abstract at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Scientific sessions
Host-microbe communication
Toolkits and technology
Learning from pathogens
Microbes at key stages of life
Skin microbiome
Effects systemic to the gut
Microbiome evolution and nutrition

Scientific organising committee
Glenn Gibson University of Reading, UK
Colin Hill University College Cork, Ireland
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

Keynote speaker
Fiona Powrie University of Oxford, UK

Confirmed speakers
Joe Alcock University of New Mexico, USA
Tim Barraclough Imperial College, UK
Pascale Cossart Unité Interactions Bactéries-Cellules, France
John Cryan University College Cork, Ireland
Richard Gallo University of California San Francisco, USA
Greg Gloor Western University, Canada
Matt Hardman University of Manchester, UK
Natalie Juge Institute of Food Research, UK
Trevor Lawley Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Jeff Leach Human Food Project, USA
Marcia Pelchat Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA
Torsten Plösch University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Wendy Russell University of Aberdeen, UK
Reetta Satokari University of Helsinki, Finland
Vanessa Sperandio University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Laurence Zitvogel INSERM, France

The conference will open with registration from 12:00 on the 29 June 2015, with presentations starting at ~13:00.
The conference will close at ~12:00 on 1 July 2015.

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29th June 2015 @ 12:00 pm
1st July 2015 @ 12:00 pm
£285 – £651
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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, CB10 1SA United Kingdom
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