Get involved: Microbiology Society microbiome safety workshop

With the advancement of New Generation Sequencing technologies, there has been an increase in research on the human microbiome (gut, oral, skin, lung), and the implications its composition has on health and disease. For example, the composition of oral and skin microbiomes have been shown to have important roles in protecting human health through their resilience and stability. It has also been proven that the efficacy of some drugs are affected by human gut microbiota.

The Microbiology Society will be holding a workshop on Wednesday 24 – Thursday 25 January 2024 in London to discuss the current research landscape around the assessment of the safety of microbiome perturbations by chemicals and probiotics. The event will cover:

  • Current review of health implications mediated by product-induced human microbiome changes
  • Ways to measure human microbiome perturbations and assess their safety
  • Future prospects and opportunities in this rapidly evolving area

We are looking for interested parties that span academia, industry and government to take part and contribute to outputs that will have an impact on the field. To register your interest for this invite-only event, please click the button below to fill in a quick poll by 31 August 2023 but please note that we may need to close this poll early if we are oversubscribed. You will need to provide a convincing explanation how your experience and expertise will contribute to the discussions and outputs. Invites will be confirmed over the summer period and those that are unsuccessful on this occasion will be provided access to any relevant outputs.


Express your interest now!