Roundtable Brief: The Microbiome in Human Health, Ottawa

Symposium Debrief Humans & the Microbiome 29.06.2017

On April 5, 2017, Fellows of CIFAR’s program in Humans & the Microbiome held a roundtable discussion with funding partners and key individuals in the public health sector on the role of the microbiome in human health. The roundtable highlighted the program’s current understanding and gaps in knowledge about how microbes affect human health, development and cultural evolution, and their plans for how to they aim to shed new insights on these areas over the next few years. Discussions with participants explored where the program’s research intersect with core issues and areas of interest of their organizations, of which water, public health, antibiotics, nutrition and relevance to the brain were key themes of the conversation. This report summarizes the key discussion points from that roundtable.

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