The human microbiome and its immense impact on the health conditions of the human body has become a vital topic in international biomedical research – as shown lately in a interesting article in the British daily The Guardian.
In 2018, two big European meetings co-organized by INFRAFRONTIER will cover the role of animal research for studying the microbiome:
The CTLS2018 conference (July 1 to 4, 2018 in Ghent, Belgium) will be opened by the satellite session „Modeling the microbiota-host superorganism: animal models and core facilities”. Chaired by Institut Pasteur expert Marion Berard, the satellite session will give an overview of the state-of-the-art tools to research the microbiota like animal models, gnotobiology, metagenomics et al. Details can be found on https://vibconferences.be/event/ctls2018vib.
Modeling the Mammalian Microbiota Host Superorganism – Current Tools and Challenges is the title of a two-day workshop in October. The event which will offer sessions with a range of high-level international experts will take place at the Institut Pasteur in Paris at October 15 to 16, 2018. More on http://www.mam-2018.org/Program.