2nd Global Microbiome Network – GloMiNe – Symposium for Africa


January 13, 2022
13:00 – 17:00 (CAT)
11:00 – 15:00 (UTC)

January 14, 2022
12:00 am – 17:00 (CAT)
10:00 – 15:00 (UTC)


SymbNET is co-organizing the 2nd Global Microbiome Network – GloMiNe 2022 – Symposium for Africa.

Microbial diversity, crucial for human health, is globally threatened by urbanization at an unprecedented pace. Microbial biodiversity hotspots are mostly located in places with traditional peoples and will be lost as they integrate in industrial societies, unless there is recognition of the urgency to preserve it, and foster research to understand the functions of the diversity at risk of being lost.

There is a clear association between industrialization/urbanization and the rocketing of immune and metabolic and immune malfunctions leading to diseases such as asthma, allergies, type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, etc. These microbes at risk of extinction will be needed in the future to reverse the worldwide trends of increasing chronic diseases.

The event will be in English with live translation to French and Portuguese.

Registration is free but required.

Deadline: January 10, 2022

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Updated on 22 december 2021