BRISTOL LOVES BUGS
HEALTHY CITY WEEK
We share our life with around 100 trillion organisms which comprise something called our microbiome. The microbes in and on our bodies play a crucial role in human health. Keeping these good bugs happy is as important as keeping the bad bugs out!
Keynote speaker Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College London, author of the books The Diet Myth, and Identically Different, will shine a light on the thousands of microbes that live in our body and show you that our diets and lifestyle have huge implications for
their survival and for our overall health and wellbeing.
Tim directs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project. His work currently focuses on omics and the microbiome. He is a prolific writer, and has written several popular science books and a blog, focusing on genetics, epigenetics, microbiome and diet.
The Bristol Loves Bug event gives the floor to Dr Esther van der Werf (Bashing the Bugs – The Extent of Antibiotic Use in Primary Care) and Dr Helen Cook (Feed the Bugs – Prebiotics, Probiotics, Fermentation). Discovering bugs, food tasting, microbial mingling and The Kombucha bar to stay and mingle until 6pm.
For information about the invisible life in the only microbe museum
of the world, click here/see www.micropia.nl