Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Gairdner Microbiome Symposium 2024: Exploring Nutrition, Health & Culture through a Microbiome Lens

You’re invited: Gairdner Microbiome Symposium: Exploring Nutrition, Health and Culture through a Microbiome Lens

The University of Guelph’s College of Biological Science will be hosting the Gairdner Microbiome Symposium on June 20, 2024, in partnership with the Gairdner Foundation.

Registration is now open. The symposium is free and open to anyone. A virtual registration option is also available. 

The human gut microbiome has garnered considerable interest in the past two decades, both from scientists and the general public. The gut microbiome refers to the collection of microorganisms – bacteria, viruses, yeast and more – that make their home within our intestines. Damage to the gut microbiome has been shown to be associated with, and even cause, a growing number of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, obesity and allergies.

The Gairdner Microbiome Symposium will explore the role of the microbiome in medicine and nutrition, as well as the impacts of culture and industrialization on our gut microbiomes.   

The day-long event will feature three talks:

There will be a Q&A session with the speakers, a research poster competition for trainees, and lab tours in the University of Guelph’s Summerlee Science Complex. The event is free and open to researchers, students, professionals and the general public. Lunch will be included. Visit our website for more information and to register.