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Human Gut Microbiome: Hopes, Threats, and Promises

Date(s) - 19/09/2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tyneside Irish Centre Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

The microbiome is the collection of microbes that live on and in us- How do we get our microbiome? Why is it important? Can it affect our health and disease? How can we alter our microbiome? Dr Fiona Cuskin will discuss all of these questions and more in her talk about the emergence of the human microbiome in health and disease.

Dr Fiona Cuskin is a Lecturer in Metabolic Biochemistry at the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University. Her research is focussed on understanding microbial degradation of complex carbohydrates in the human gut microbiome and its effect on human health and disease.

Doors open at 6:30, the talk starts at 7pm. The talk and formal Q&A will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards.
We charge £1 for NEH members and £2 for non-members, which covers the cost of light refreshments.

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