Human postnatal development is typically viewed from the perspective of our “human” organs. But perhaps we are missing part of the picture? The symbiotic relationships with the microorganisms that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract and skin can impact our healthy growth, resistance to disease, and response to infection. Evidence is accumulating that a shift in the normal development of the gut microbiome is causally related to childhood undernutrition, a devastating global health problem with long-term effects. Perturbing the microbiota may also impact the development and health of our immune system and its response to both colonization by commensal microbes and attack by pathogens. In this webinar, we’ll explore the increasingly appreciated role of the microbiome in human health and wellness.
During the webinar, our expert speakers will:
- Outline how a deepening understanding of the microbiome has advanced our appreciation of its role in human development and general health
- Describe how research into links between the microbiome and childhood undernutrition can inform more effective clinical treatments
- Explore how the immune response to the gut community impacts the body’s response to pathogenic microbes
- Answer your questions during the live event.
This webinar will last for approximately 60 minutes.