Bristol Microbiome Evening

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Mud Dock Café

40 The Grove

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Join us and our panel of experts to talk all things microbiome while enjoying drinks and canapés.


Agenda:

6:00 - Arrivals

6:30 - The human microbiome: us, our bugs and where is it all leading? - Dr Andrew Preston

7:00 - Nutrition and the microbiome: your microbes are what you eat - Laura Tilt

7:30 - Break

8:00 - Gut instincts: Symprove and the evidence so far - Dr Grace Hatton

8:30 - The role of the microbiome in disease and ageing - Dr Filipe Cabreiro


Featuring the following speakers:

Dr Andrew Preston, Reader in Microbial Pathogenesis, Dept Biology and Biochemistry & Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath

Andy is a molecular microbiologist with recognised expertise in bacterial pathogenesis and microbial genomics. His research focuses on the respiratory disease whooping cough, including the role of the microbiome on this disease and the development of novel approaches to characterising the bacteria in microbiomes.

Laura Tilt, Registered Dietitian, Health Writer

Laura is an experienced dietitian and health writer who believes in the power of food to support health and wellbeing. After completing a bachelor’s degree in nutrition Laura moved to London to study a Masters in Public Health Nutrition. She worked in the private healthcare setting delivering corporate wellbeing programmes before completing a Diploma in Dietetics, becoming a Registered Dietitian in 2012.

After graduating as a dietitian, Laura worked in the NHS for 3 years, specialising in gastroenterology, before leaving to pursue a freelance career. Since pursuing freelance dietetics Laura has worked across a broad range of settings. She has written for many brands, magazines and newspapers and regularly attends panels and speaking engagements. She is a monthly columnist for women’s health magazine, and is skilled in creating engaging expert content.

Laura’s specialist interests include weight management,, gut health and performance nutrition. She is trained to deliver the LOW FODMAP diet, and is co-author of The Happy Gut Guide, a 12 week self care programme for IBS.

Dr Grace Hatton, NHS Clinical Research Fellow, King's College London

Grace is a medical doctor and active research scientist based predominantly at King's College London and previously at UCL in the drug development field, and holds honours degrees in both medicine and pharmacy. She has a longstanding interest in the gut microbiome and in particular how this influences liver disease, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals pertaining to the subject. She additionally runs a sustainability-focused NGO, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a recipient of multiple national research awards (clinical and non-clinical), and is an incumbent Fellow of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.

Dr Filipe Cabreiro, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Imperial College London

Dr Cabreiro is a biochemist, who did his PhD studies at the University of Paris, followed by post-doctoral training at University College London, working on understanding the biological mechanisms underlying molecular stress protection and ageing. More recently he has pioneered the use of the nematode worm C. elegans as a model system to study complex host-microbiota-drug interactions, in the context of metabolism and ageing. He was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from Wellcome/Royal Society in 2014 to establish his independent group at UCL, and since 2018 heads a lab at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, Imperial College London using a combination of multi-omic, computational and high-throughput screening approaches in C. elegans and mouse models to discover the role of gut microbial metabolites in regulating host physiology, and to develop strategies targeting the microbiota for the treatment of metabolic disease, cancer and ageing. He was awarded an EMBO Young Investor Award in 2017, in recognition of his contributions to his research field.


For questions or more information, email michelle@symprove.com.

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