On World Microbiome Day we celebrate all things microbe around the world and this year we are focusing on DIVERSITY of microbes, microbiomes, diets that feed and fuel
On World Microbiome Day we celebrate all things microbe around the world and this year we are focusing on DIVERSITY of microbes, microbiomes, diets that feed and fuel our microbiomes and the diversity in the microbiome research community.
Microbes can be found everywhere around us: in, on and within plants, water, soil, animals, humans. In these habitats, microbes form communities called microbiomes, which play an essential role, among others, in human health. Researchers are now exploring how these microbial communities co-exist in and on our bodies, what functions they are performing and why this is important for our health. In this pursuit, researchers have discovered that a healthy microbiome is a diverse microbiome and that this diversity depends on a variety of factors, including diet. But what does microbiome diversity mean and what can we do to protect the diversity of our microbiomes?
You are warmly invited to our virtual WMD celebration where we will try to answer these questions. Along with our invited speakers, Anne Neville, David Zilber, Giles Yeo and Tvrtko Šakota, we will
explore the mysterious, magical and diverse world of the human microbiome,
discuss the role and importance of our diet for the diversity of gut microbiomes, and
find out what microbes can do for our food systems and how they are used by gastro-pioneers – live from secret locations around Europe!