Microbiota and Human Health

Open Session to the Public

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7 July


Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Avenida de Berna, 45A, 1067-001, Lisbon, Portugal


We live with millions of microbes in our body, our microbiota, which influence our health. In fact, many of these microbes are beneficial to us. In this series of talks world experts in the study of the microbiota will present to the public its importance and how medicine interacts with it.


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Margaret McFall-Ngai

Carnegie Institution for Science, Pasadena, US

“The profound consequences of living in a microbial world”


Martin Blaser

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, US

“The double-edged sword of antibiotics”


Michael Zimmermann

EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

“How our gut bacteria change medical drugs and get drugged themselves”


Luis Teixeira, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
Karina Xavier, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
SymbNET – – Genomics and Metabolomics in a Host-Microbe Symbiosis Network
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Católica Biomedical Research Centre – Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Católica Portuguesa
CIFAR, Canada
Origin and Function of Metaorganisms – Colaborative Research Centre 1182, Germany