ACS Webinar

Microbiome Mechanics: Building a Healthier Gut

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Live virtual event

Jun 27, 2024 | 11 AM–12:30 PM ET

90 minutes


Biological & Medicinal Chemistry

The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in human health by regulating immune responses, aiding in digestion, and protecting against pathogens. Disruptions in this complex microbial community are linked to numerous conditions, including inflammatory diseases, obesity, and metabolic disorders. Celebrate World Microbiome Day during this free comprehensive webinar to learn about the intricate relationships between the gut microbiome and host health, highlighting cutting-edge research and methodologies.

Register now to explore with leading experts the gut microbiome, its critical functions, and its potential for novel therapeutic approaches. This ACS Webinar is moderated by Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes of the University of Delaware and is co-produced with ACS Publications.

What You Will Learn:

  • Methods for Developing Designer Synthetic Microbiomes: Understand how meta-analysis and experimental models can create functional microbial communities for disease resistance
  • Microbe-Microbe Interactions that Exclude Pathogens: Gain insights into the complex interactions within the microbiome that prevent pathogen colonization
  • Strain-Resolved Metagenomics: Learn advanced techniques for analyzing microbial communities at the strain level to uncover specific functions and interactions
  • Peptidoglycan's Role in Gut Homeostasis: Discover the structural components and dissemination of peptidoglycan and how it is sensed by the host to maintain immune balance
  • Gut Microbial Chemistry: Explore how gut microbes metabolize dietary substrates into beneficial compounds and how these processes can be harnessed for therapeutic interventions
  • Diet-Microbiota Interactions: Learn about the impact of diet on the microbiome and how specific diet-microbiota combinations can influence health outcomes, particularly in cardiometabolic diseases

Meet The Experts

  • Jordan Bisanz, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University and the One Health Microbiome Center
  • Marcos Pires, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Virginia
  • Jan Claesen, Assistant Professor, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic and Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware

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