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Symposium: Microbiome in Human Disease

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115 map

Symposium: Microbiome in Human Disease-10/03/2018

Human microbiota, the collection of microorganisms living inside and on the surface of our bodies, have been associated with various aspects of numerous diseases. These associations include susceptibility, causation, complications, and even prevention. While the impact of translational microbiological research, most dramatically in the cure and prophylaxis of infectious diseases, has been extraordinary, the relationship of the microbiome to other disease states remains under investigated, as does the import of microbial ecology in normal and pathological states.

This symposium will provide researchers with the opportunity to learn about current human microbiome research and promote a greater understanding of the role(s) microbiomes play in the manifestation and treatment of human disease in its broadest sense. Information about many of the microbiome-related cores and services from across the university and hospitals will be highlighted.

An announcement will be made during the symposium about an upcoming funding opportunity for Microbiome related research.

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