Mythbusting Our Microbiome

Alan WalkerProf. Alan Walker, University of Aberdeen, United Kindgom, will join Targeting Microbiota 2024 this October to give a presentation on his latest research: "Mythbusting Our Microbiome".

About Prof. Walker

Prof. Walker is a microbiologist by training with specific research interests in the bacteria that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract of mammalian hosts. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen Prof. Walker studied for my PhD at the Rowett Institute and at the University of Dundee, specialising in gut microbiology and the role that intestinal bacteria play in the breakdown of dietary fibre. I then spent eight and a half years at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, a renowned centre for genomics research. While there he  used state of the art DNA sequencing facilities to better characterise host-associated microbial communities and shed light on the roles these microbes play both in health and in diseases such Cystic Fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease and infection with Salmonella spp. and Clostridium difficile. Prof. Walker is now a Senior Research Fellow/Principal Investigator at the Rowett Institute within the University of Aberdeen. In his lab he combines anaerobic microbiology with DNA sequencing technologies in order to examine interactions between host diet and the intestinal microbiota of humans and animals, and how these factors may contribute to host health.

Targeting Microbiota 2024 Speakers Line-up.

International Society of Microbiota
Targeting Microbiota 2024 Conference
October 14-15, 2024 - Malta
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