Join us on June 15 & 16, 2020, for this exciting two-day microbiome symposium that will highlight the latest microbiome research from across Canada and Internationally.

All that in the middle of the inspiring Rocky Mountains


Come to learn about our microbiome with Kathy !

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Our latest publications !

Here we report that mice colonized with a combination of bacterial species with specific characteristics is required to inhibit IgE levels... inhibition of IgE induction can be mediated by specific microbes and their associated metabolic pathways and immunogenic properties.
Through effects on early-life colonization, immune development, and neurodevelopment, the maternal microbiota regulates susceptibility to a number of childhood illnesses and can vertically transmit dysbiosis-mediated pathologies.
Appropriate priming of tolerogenic or effector immune responses is crucial for intestinal homeostasis. Esterhazy et al. (Nature, 2019) reveal how compartmentalization of lymphatic drainage to functionally distinct lymph nodes facilitates the simultaneous induction of tolerogenic and effector responses.
The microbiota plays an important role in regulating both the innate and adaptive immune systems. This review highlight the role of the microbiota in the induction of immune memory with a focus on both adaptive and innate memory as well as vaccine efficacy.

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Come to learn about your gut microbes!

From birth through life, they shape our immune system playing a key role in our health but what about the health of our microbiome ? There is evidence to suggest that there are general practices we can all follow to maintain a healthy microbiome.

Monday Oct, 28th, 2019 - 6:30-8:00pm at Calgary New Central Library - Register here !