Watch Mini Med School 2020 Sessions
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Your Gut Microbiome and Its Role in Health and Disease + Deciphering the Human Gut Microbiome
Explore how a diverse gut microbiome promotes human health and how disruption of the microbiome may predispose to disease. Uncover the techniques used to study, analyze, and interpret the gut microbiome. Presented by Dr. Bruce Vallance, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Dr. Genelle Healey, Postdoctoral Fellow, B. Vallance and Jacobson Research Teams. (2020) | Watch here.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Who Gives a ****? + FMT for Other Indications and Clinical Trials
Learn about the history of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), how it's performed, why it's used to treat C. difficile infection, and other ways FMT is being used. Presented by Dr. Ted Steiner, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Head, Division of Infectious Diseases & Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC. | Dr. Amee Manges, Molecular Epidemiologist, BCCDC; Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC. (2020) | Watch here.
Can We Change Our Gut Microbes via Diet or Probiotics? + Good Chemistry Between Us: From Dietary Fibre Metabolism to Drug Delivery by Our Gut Microbiota
We review some of the evidence for how we can harness good microbes to work for our health and how bacterial genomics, biochemistry, and structural biology are showing us how dietary fibre effects the microbiota. Presented by Dr. Deanna Gibson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UBC. | Dr. Harry Brumer, Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Botany, UBC. (2020) | Watch here.
Who Knew That Clues to Childhood Asthma Could Be Found in Dirty Diapers? + Exploring the Brain-Gut-Microbiome Connection: The Example of Parkinson's Disease
Asthma is now the most common chronic disease of childhood and we talk about how this is related to microbes in the gut. We also explore the gut-brain-microbiome connection using the example of Parkinson's disease. Presented by Dr. Stuart Turvey, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Dr. Silke Cresswell, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. (2020) | Watch here.