The Future of Microbiome Research

26 November 2018

Supported by the the University of Bordeaux and the ARC Laureate Project ‘A Philosophy of Medicine for the 21st Century’, Charles Perkins Centre

Microbiome research is the study of microorganisms in their natural habitats. Some of these include the human body, where microbiomes affect physical and mental health. Although it is a new field, microbiome investigations have already made many surprising discoveries about ecosystem maintenance and dysfunction. The field is developing rapidly in terms of data analysis and methods. This conference will look into the future of microbiome research, by addressing methodological challenges and emerging theoretical resources. The meeting is interdisciplinary and brings together a rich diversity of views on microbiome science.

Keynote: The future of human microbiome research: hoops, hopes, and hypes

Re-wilding the lab mouse microbiota  

Advancing translational microbiota-brain research in mental health

Use, misuse and abuse of key microbial ecology concepts in microbiome research

The challenges of clinical microbiome research

Ecological medicine and medical ecology: crosstalk and convergence in microbiome research
How causal are microbiomes?

Bridging the gap between ecology and molecular microbiology: the role of host-microbiome interactions in marine ecosystems

Progress in microbiome research

The microbiome inside and out: lessons from studying the assembly of surface microbiomes compared to those in the gut
Can host-microbiome systems be healthy? Shaping ecosystems vs curing disease
Ancient DNA studies reveal the evolutionary history of the human microbiome
On ‘Stories and Structures’: Curating an exhibition of micrographs and Australian indigenous art

Jenny Whiting  

Microbiomes and the development of mind

Valerie Gray Hardcastle

Neuroimmunological concepts in microbiome-gut-brain research

Jan Pieter Konsman

Microbiome musings: reflections on today’s talks

Jason Scott Robert 


More information about the conference

Event details

  • When: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Where:
    Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
    55 North Steyne
    Manly NSW 2095
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Registration is currently closed.
  • Contact:

    Charles Perkins Centre

    Maureen O'Malley


The Future of Microbiome Research

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
55 North Steyne
Manly NSW 2095

26 November 2018

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