Interested in or working in human microbiome research? Then this event is not to be missed!
This half-day FREE satellite event will bring together human microbiome researchers to share, learn, and connect in the AHMRN's very first in-person offering.
How will the event be structured?
Half-day satellite (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Attend in-person or online
Three plenary speakers: Associate Professor Elisa Hill, Professor Margaret Morris, and Professor Elaine Holmes.
Oral presentations from attendees
Morning tea provided
See the full program below.
Register your attendance now through eventbrite.
This event will be held at The Alfred Innovation & Education Hub.
Please see the directions to the lecture theatre by clicking this link.
8:40 PLENARY | A/Prof Elisa Hill, Autism and connections between the gut and CNS
9:10 ABSTRACT TALKS
Maya Davie, A novel in vitro model of the blood-brain barrier to study dysregulated gut-brain axis communication.
Courtney Subramaniam, High fibre diet significantly reduces astrocyte abundance in a mouse model of 5-FU induced neuroinflammation.
Carolina Gubert, Dietary fibre has differential therapeutic effects on behaviour and gut microbiome in Huntington’s disease mice
Nanthini Jayabalan, Urinary polyamines and gut microbiota metabolites in Parkinson’s disease
Svetlina Vasileva, The gut microbiome and treatment response in schizophrenia
Jacqui Palmer, Effects of a prebiotic supplement on child behaviours in autism spectrum disorder, and parental quality of life
10:15 MORNING TEA
10:45 PLENARY | Prof Margaret Morris, The modern diet: cross-talk between brain changes, cognition, and gut microbiome in the rat
11:15 LIGHTNING TALKS
Jacqui Scott, The anti-myeloma drug, bortezomib, induces changes in the gastrointestinal microenvironment known to drive pain
Marie Ryan, Inflammation as Acne Vulgaris (AV): 15-day exclusion diet examined with concurrent changes in the gut microbiome
Alexis Hung, Investigating the effect of perinatal diet on the microbiome, immune and brain developmental
Amelia McGuinness, Changes in depression symptoms after bowel preparation and colonoscopy and interactions with BMI, IBS, and gut microbiota
Nathan Nuzum, How our gut may bug our brains: Assessing gut bacteria’s role in cognition across healthy ageing
Zizheng Xian, Functional metagenomics profiling of Trimethyl Amine (TMA)-producing gut bacteria in Parkinson’s disease patient
11:45 PLENARY | Prof Elaine Holmes, Metabolic profiling in precision medicine
12:15 AWARDS & CLOSING