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Our Microbes, Our Global Health - Symposium

Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8:30am to 5:00pm

Physical Sciences Building, 120
245 East Avenue

This open symposium will highlight cutting-edge global health and microbiome research being performed at Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine, elsewhere in the U.S., and in other countries by our collaborators. The goals are to stimulate and solidify interested in this multi-disciplinary topic at Cornell, and provide an opportunity to form and strengthen research ties between Cornell and international scientists to propel research at this intersection.  To register & submit a poster abstract, go here.

Our goal is to broaden the scope of microbiome research so that it addresses microbiomes of all kinds.

The microbiomes of human populations - developed and developing, industrial and agricultural - are strikingly different. Yet, little is known what impact these differences have on microbiome-associated disorders and on benefits conferred by a so-called "healthy" microbiome. Our mission is to educate one another and to focus microbiome research on health issues that affect individuals on a global scale. Key focal points for the program are nutrition, diabetes, and infectious disease.

Through this program, we also aim to strengthen ties between researchers at Cornell and international partners, on the most pressing health problems.

This is the future of the microbiome field.

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