Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease

Artistic representation of human host-microbiome Interactions
23 October, 2019 - 25 October, 2019

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ

General Information

The 8th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting will once again bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, cancer and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving area.

This meeting will update current knowledge of how various microbiomes (skin, oral, gut, lung, non-bacterial etc.) communicate with the host and the factors that influence these interactions. The programme will feature new developments enabled by metagenomics, metabonomics and other technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on how to apply recent discoveries to disease processes, health restoration and maintenance.

This year’s meeting will also include sessions on the effects of the microbiome on cancer and how the immune system influences the microbiome and vice versa. As in previous years, the warm welcome given to students and the open friendly atmosphere provide attendees with an enjoyable conference.

We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

A limited number of bursaries are available for PhD students – apply by 13 August

For more information and to register click here.

Meeting organisers:

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences


Keynote speakers
Debby Bogaert -University of Edinburgh, UK
Fergus Shanahan – APC Microbiome, Ireland
Tim Spector -King’s College London, UK

Confirmed speakers
Harri Alenius – University of Helsinki, Finland
Bas Dutilh – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Lars Engstrand – Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Nigel Klein – University College London, UK
Julia Oh – The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Cath O’Neill – University of Manchester, UK
Roisin Owens – University of Cambridge, UK
Catherine Stanton – Teagasc, Ireland
Jillian Waters – Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany