Professor Rob Knight: Mapping Microbes on Scales from our Bodies to our Planet
JOINT BIO-MOLECULAR SEMINAR SERIES
Location:Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium Charles Perkins Centre The University of Sydney
Professor Rob Knight, University of California, American Gut Project
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Although we often speak of 'the microbiome', each of us contains a multitude of different microbial communities in different parts of the body.
In mapping projects such as the Human Microbiome Project, it first became apparent that different parts of the skin, the mouth, and the GI tract have markedly different microbial communities that interact with host immunity in different ways.
Recent advances in spatially resolved mapping of the skin, the gut, the lung, and other environments are allowing us to map these differences at much finer spatial scale and relate them to immune and inflammatory processes.
In this presentation, Professor Knight will describe the latest advances in mapping across the body, and how improved connections to high-throughput immune profiling could greatly assist in our understanding of health and disease.
The Joint Bio-Molecular Seminars aim to attract excellent speakers from around the world to present their work at The University of Sydney.
The seminars are organised by five schools and centres from across the campus:
- Charles Perkins Centre
- School of Life & Environmental Sciences - Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Sydney School of Pharmacy
- Centenary Institute, and
- Discipline of Pharmacology
After the seminar a catered networking session will foster collaboration and exchange of ideas between the researchers.