• Seminar in Medical Sciences

    02 13, 2019

    This seminar will be held in English.

    Title Role of gut microbiota in health and disease
    Lecturer Dr. Yun-Gi Kim, Research Center for Drug Discovery, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University, Japan
    Date / Time February 13, Wednesday, 2019 17:00-18:30
    Venue 8th-floor Auditorium, Health and Medical Science Innovation Bldg., Medical Area, University of Tsukuba
    Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae.
    Abstract In human intestine, 100 trillion bacteria comprising more than 100 different species live together in dense, interdependent communities, which is known as gut microbiota. Gut microbiota performs numerous important functions such as nutrient acquisition, development and maintenance of gut immune system, and protection against exogenous pathogens. Innovation of analytical technologies including next generation sequencing and ‘-omics’ (transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic) approaches allowed us to get much deeper insights into the functional role of gut microbiota. As a result, there has been growing evidence that imbalances in gut microbial communities, described as dysbiosis, are associated with pathogenesis of both intestinal and extra-intestinal disorders. In this seminar, I would like to introduce recent findings in the reciprocal crosstalk between host and gut microbiota in health and diseases.


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