MoBioFood Research Group attended to the seminar sessions on "THE HUMAN MICROBIOME: PRESENT STATUS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS"
Barcelona, July, 2nd and 3rd, 2015
MoBioFood Research Group attended to the seminar sessions on "THE HUMAN MICROBIOME: PRESENT STATUS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS" that was held in Barcelona on July, 2nd and 3rd, 2015.
The human microbiome is involved in a large variety of essential functions and its influence on human health and disease has long been evidenced. Understanding human-microbiome relationship and how it can be modulated is a challenge for preventive medicine and for the medical management of chronic diseases and it represents an opportunity for food and pharma industry. New sequencing technologies have revolutionized this field and have been crucial in characterizing and
increasing our understanding of the human microbiome. However, the field is still in its infancy and many important questions remain open. While differences among healthy and diseased individuals in both microbial composition and functional pathways have being observed for many diseases, the mechanisms governing these associations are still mostly unknown.
With the participation of leading investigators in human microbiome research, the more recent hypotheses and theories regarding the complex human-microbiome relationship and how it may be modulated for improving health and well-being were discussed. The invited talks and open debates stimulated the discussion and provided thoughts for future areas of research.
Consult the full sessions program in the link below.