The microbiome – subject of two INFRAFRONTIER meetings in 2018

April 30, 2018

The human microbiome and its immense impact on the health conditions of the human body has become a vital topic in international biomedical research – as shown lately in a interesting article in the British daily The Guardian.

In 2018, two big European meetings co-organized by INFRAFRONTIER will cover the role of animal research for studying the microbiome:

The CTLS2018 conference (July 1 to 4, 2018 in Ghent, Belgium) will be opened by the satellite session „Modeling the microbiota-host superorganism: animal models and core facilities”. Chaired by Institut Pasteur expert Marion Berard, the satellite session will give an overview of the state-of-the-art tools to research the microbiota like animal models, gnotobiology, metagenomics et al. Details can be found on

Modeling the Mammalian Microbiota Host Superorganism – Current Tools and Challenges is the title of a two-day workshop in October. The event which will offer sessions with a range of high-level international experts will take place at the Institut Pasteur in Paris at October 15 to 16, 2018. More on

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