Washington, DC, USA
June 24, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the IAFNS Gut Microbiome Committee and the nutrition science community for a dialogue with Dr. Joe F. Pierre of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on his work elucidating the role of the gut mycobiome.
The intestinal microbiome emerged a decade ago as a relevant target for understanding human health and disease. While the microbiome is now accepted to play important roles in human health, most research has focused on the abundant bacteria present, while overlooking other domains of life, including fungi, virus, phage, and protists. Here, we will focus on one overlooked microbiome domain, intestinal fungi, and the emerging roles these complex eukaryotes may play in shaping metabolic and inflammatory disease risks.
This event is being supported by the IAFNS Gut Microbiome Committee.