The Influence of Gut Virome and the Immune System on Intestinal Health


Thursday, December 10, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET)


Online Webinar
3D illustration of human instestine with bacteria


Familiar to many, the term microbiome represents the trillions of microorganisms we harbor inside our bodies. In the past 20 years, we’ve learned much about our resident bacteria and its role in our overall health, but relatively little is known about the viruses in this environment.

New technologies have allowed us to not only identify that they exist, but that native viruses too can affect the nature and progression of disease. We know the gut “virome” is significantly altered in patients with IBD, but does a change in viral composition influence gut inflammation? Are all viruses bad, or can they offer protection, as they do in mice?

Join our webinar as we ponder these questions and explore the components of the human intestinal virome that shape our immune system in the context of health and IBD.


Webinar Presenters & Scientific Moderator

Irah King Headshot

Irah King, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
McGill University

Corinne Maurice Headshot

Corinne Maurice, PhD
Assistant Professor
McGill University

Rana Samadfam Headshot

Rana Samadfam, PhD
Director, In Vivo Pharmacology
Charles River

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