On Wed, Apr 6, the PMI and UBC Life Sciences Institute present a public panel: Your Microbiome - How the Bugs Living in You and on You Affect Your Health Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Your Microbiome – How the Bugs Living in You and on You Affect Your Health – LSI Public Talks Apr 6th

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What do you need to know about YOUR microbiome? Join the Personalized Medicine Initiative and the UBC Life Sciences Institute on Wednesday, April 6th, 6-8 PM for the LSI Public Talks on Your Microbiome – How the Bugs Living in You and on You Affect Your Health.

How can microbes change the future of human health? Why is this such a hot topic these days and what role does technology play? How do microbes affect women’s health? Can they lower my child’s risk of asthma? Hear the evidence for some amazing host-microbiome interactions that influence digestion, obesity and cognitive function. Join the discussion and learn the answers from our expert panel including researchers from UBC, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, and the co-founders of Microbiome Insights. There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.

The Panel

Moderated by Linda Aylesworth, Global BC News
Bill Mohn, PhD – Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Life Sciences Institute, UBC
Brett Finlay, PhD – UBC Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC
Deborah Money, MD – Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UBC, VP, Research, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Women’s Health Research Institute

Free, but please RSVP.

Listen to the Global BC interview with Dr Brett Finlay about how good gut bacteria may affect babies’ risk of asthma.

This LSI Public Talks are presented in partnership with the UBC Life Sciences Institute, Vancouver Public Library and UBC’s Irving K Barber Learning Centre.

– The PMI