Microbiome: Theory and in vitro Model Systems
The human body harbors a dense and diverse microbial population. Composition of this microbiota bears great importance for the health of the host. However, despite this importance, a mechanistic understanding of microbiota composition is mostly missing, even for the healthy human host. The workshop will discuss the growth physiology of body associated bacteria and their assembly into microbial communities. Can one derive elementary principles and rules driving the composition of these microbial communities? Embedded in complex host environments, like the large intestine, how are interactions with the host affecting community composition? In this workshop these questions will be discussed by looking at in vitro systems and theoretical approaches.
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Rosalind Allen (Edinburgh), Jonas Cremer (UC San Diego), Sergei Maslov (University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign), Alvaro Sanchez (Yale), Orkun Soyer (University of Warwick).
Abendvortrag am 8. November um 18.30 Uhr:
Dr. Petra Louis – "The Human Gut Microbiota – Metabolic Activities and Dietary Modulation"
Petra Louis arbeitet am Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health an der University of Aberdeen und ist derzeit Visiting Fellow am CAS.