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World Immunology Day 2018: How your gut reacts to microbes in health and disease

Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT. UK


To celebrate World Immunology Day 2018, on Friday 27 April the British Society for Immunology is delighted to collaborate with the Francis Crick Institute and Nature Research to present 'How your gut reacts to microbes in health and disease'.  

Join us at this free event, hosted by Vivienne Parry, where you will have the opportunity to hear expert panel of expert immunologists (including Anne Cooke, Fiona Powrie, Vassilis Pachnis, Brigitta Stockinger, and Holm Uhlig) to discuss how our immune system works with the microbes in our guts to keep us healthy.  Discover why the immune system can mistakenly attack the good microbes and foodstuffs in certain gut diseases. Find out why you should eat broccoli and other greens to keep you healthy. Discover how your gut immune system is key to the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ ― the idea that greater cleanliness in today’s society may have increased allergies and other immune-mediated diseases. Learn also about the fascinating link between your immune and nervous systems in the gut.

Put your questions about gut health and disease to our panel. Join us for a lively discussion followed by a drinks and nibbles reception where you can chat to our panellists and other immunologists in a more relaxed setting. This event is aimed at a public audience.