Can we shape our gut microbiome with food and viruses?
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About the Event
Your microbiota, the population of bacteria, viruses and fungi that share your body, is your life-long partner. It is with you from birth until death.
The microbiome you have now is as a result of your unique combination of genetics, birth mode, family members, exposure to animals, environment, diet, medical history and lifestyle.
Your microbiome serves as an individual fingerprint that can change according to how it is nurtured and at different stages of life. When you feed yourself, you are nourishing your microbes, in doing so you open up a world of biochemical possibilities that can maintain your energy, your behaviour, your health.
Dr Susan Joyce, in her talk “You are what your microbes eat!” will discuss some of the “microbial soup” of possibilities with you and the work we have been doing at APC Microbiome Ireland in deciphering how these microbial influences can be harnessed for health.
Prof Colin Hill will talk about bacteriophages, which are viruses that kill bacteria. Bacteriophage are the most numerous microbes on earth and most bacteria die as result of bacteriophage attack. Prof Hill will discuss how we can potentially use these extraordinarily beautiful microbes to shape our microbiomes, or to improve human health.
The human microbiome is one of the most exciting areas of microbiology. Do join us to learn more about microbiomes and how you can have the microbiome you deserve.
Dr Orla O’Sullivan will facilitate a Q&A to address all your questions.
All are welcome to join our webinar on Wednesday 11th November @4pm GMT
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