• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Professor Philip Quirke, University of Leeds

    Our bodies host a multitude of bacteria, fungi and other microbes, collectively known as the microbiome.

    Why is the microbiome important?
    How does the microbiome develop throughout our lives?
    What changes the microbiome, and what makes it healthy?
    How is the microbiome important in the transmission or progression of human diseases?

    Phil Quirke is professor of pathology in the School of Medicine at Leeds University. He will discuss these important questions, and describe his own research, especially the relationship between the microbiome and bowel cancer.