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25.4.-11.7.2018: Robert Koch Colloquium "Human Microbiome Research – a Public Health Perspective" (Livestream on Twitter)


Location: Robert Koch Institute, Nordufer 20, Berlin

Robert Koch Colloquium "Human Microbiome Research – a Public Health Perspective", 25.4. bis 11.7.2017 Quelle: RKI

This year's Robert Koch Colloquium will focus on ‚Human Microbiome Research – a Public Health Perspective‘. The human microbiome is the complete set of microorganisms populating human body sites such as the gut. There is mounting evidence that the composition and function of the human gut microbiome has a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of infectious as well as noncommunicable diseases and age-related functional decline. Starting from April 2018, this interdisciplinary lecture series and research exchange will interconnect topics from microbiology, immunology, infectious disease and antibiotic resistance research, and infectious as well as noncommunicable disease epidemiology. We will host seven internationally recognized speakers from the US, UK, Israel, and Germany who have made major contributions to the field of microbiome research and its relevance for public health.
RKI will stream all lectures live on Twitter ( The lectures are available until 25.07.2018.

The lecture takes place at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin Wedding and starts at 4.15 pm. It will be held in English.

  • 25.04.2018 – 4.15 p.m.
    Ruth Ley "Genetic determinants of the human gut microbiome and links to health"
  • 02.05.2018 – 4.15 p.m.
    Eran Elinav "Host microbiome interactions in health and disease"
  • 23.05.2018 – 4.15 p.m.
    Betsy Foxman "Implications of human microbiome research for epidemiology and public health"
  • 30.05.2018 – 4.15 p.m.
    Ramnik Xavier "Human microbiome – the link to autoimmune and allergic diseases"
  • 13.06.2018 – 4.15 p.m.
    Tim Spector "Diet and the human microbiome – implications for healthy aging"
  • 20.06.2018 – 4.15 p.m.
    Eric Pamer "Human microbiome and antibiotic resistance –an intricate relationship"
  • 11.07.2018 – 4.15 p.m.
    Martin J. Blaser "Perturbing the early life microbiota affects metabolic and immunologic development"







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