This symposium is supported by the British Society for Immunology.
This symposium focuses on the role of microbiota in different organisms and tissue sites covering a range of disciplines, which are affected by the overarching role the microbiome plays in health and disease.
13:00-13:10 Opening remarks
13:10-14:00 Keynote lecture: Missing microbes: consequences of early life microbiome perturbations - Martin Blaser (NYU School of Medicine)
14:00-14:40 Logistics of running a germfree animal facility - Kathy McCoy (University of Bern)
14:40-15:20 The maternal microbiota and early postnatal innate immune development - Andrew MacPherson (University of Bern)
15:50-16:30 Host microbe interactions at mucosal surfaces - Trevor Lawley (Wellcome Sanger Institute)
16:30-17:10 Microbiota and linear growth promotion: lessions from gnotobiotic models - Francois Leulier (Institut de Génomique Fonctionelle de Lyon)
17:10-17:50 The impact of microbiota on inflammation - Gerard Eberl (Institut Pasteur, Paris)
17:50-18:30 Host interactions with segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB) - Nadine Cerf-Bensussan (Université Paris-Descartes)
18:30 Drinks reception
Organised by: Brigitta Stockinger (Head of AhRimmunity) and Kathleen Mathers (Director of Biological Research Facility (BRF)) at the Francis Crick Institute.
Supported by: Nature Research Group, Miltenyi, Yakult, British Society for Immunology and Biolegend