Liggins Institute seminar: Establishing immune fitness and the ‘microbiota hypothesis’ Event as iCalendar

09 April 2014

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 505-003, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Recent cutting edge investigations demonstrate the acquisition of gut microbiota as well as their composition has major consequences for its host’s health, including shaping the immune system and physiology. Indeed, the functional capacity of the microbiota to regulate susceptibility to diseases mediated by the immune system has heralded a new frontier of research. I will discuss why the gut microbial composition is an attractive immunotherapy for allergy prevention; and address the emerging hypothesis that gut immune dysfunction leads to altered gut microbiota, inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome.

Presented by: Dr Elizabeth Forbes-Blom


For more information, please contact: Elise Donovan Email: e.donovan@auckland.ac.nz