Lunch Time Speaker Series: mpact of Malnutrition on Host-Microbiome Interactions in the Intestine

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    12:15–13:00, Jan 13th (Wednesday)
    Life Sciences Institute room 1410

Topic: Impact of Malnutrition on Host-Microbiome Interactions in the Intestine
By: PhD Candidate Eric Brown

Environmental enteropathy is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine and leads to the persistence of childhood malnutrition. To reverse childhood malnutrition one must understanding environmental enteropathy and the underlying causes. The work of Eric Brown has found that early-life consumption of a moderately malnourished diet, in combination with iterative oral exposure to commensal Bacteroidales species and Escherichia coli, remodels the murine small intestine to resemble features of EE observed in humans. His findings provide evidence indicating that both diet and microbes combine to contribute to the aetiology of EE and provides clues as to how to tackle the disease.

Lunch will be provided.

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