The 11th Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting will bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, gastroenterology, nutrition, cancer and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving area.

Recent studies have revealed the complexity of the gut microbial ecology and its network connectivity to the metabolic regulation of important pathways in the host. Studies on microbiota from various body sites are helping us to understand how microorganisms drive both positive and negative responses. Alterations in microbiome composition have been associated with many non-infectious diseases including inflammatory bowel conditions, autoimmune diseases, cancers and diabetes, although in many cases causality has yet to be established.

This meeting will update current knowledge of how various microbiomes (skin, oral, gut, lung, non-bacterial etc.) form intricate microbial networks and how they communicate with the host and the factors that influence these interactions. The programme will discuss the new developments enabled by large-scale approaches and emerging technologies.

This year’s meeting will focus on cancer–microbiome interactions and the influence of the diet and nutrition on the microbiota that live in our digestive system. We will also discuss how viruses affecting respiratory health, including SARS-COV-2, can affect the microbiome, as well as the lessons learned on microbiome manipulation from the wider animal kingdom.

The programme will also include short oral presentations selected from abstracts, lightning talks, posters, discussion sessions and networking opportunities for a highly interactive meeting.

This conference will be a hybrid meeting – with onsite or virtual attendance.

The conference will start at approximately 1pm on 24 October and close at approximately 2pm on 26 October 2022. All times are given in GMT.

Discussions will focus on a variety of exciting topics, including:

  • Microbiome and cancer
  • Respiratory health, microbiome and the age of Covid
  • Nutrition, metabolism and the microbiome
  • Methodological and modelling innovations
  • Beyond bacteria
  • Exploring the microbiome – lessons from the animal kingdom

More Information: Here