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The Francis Crick Institute Microbiota Symposium

The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT

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)

15:20-15:50     Break

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