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Francis Crick Institute

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There are more bacteria in your gut than cells in your entire body ― why do these bacteria not make us sick? Why do some people develop inflammatory bowel diseases? Are today’s ultra-clean living conditions making us ill? Your immune system holds the answers!

To celebrate World Immunology Day 2018, the Francis Crick Institute, Nature Research and the British Society for Immunology present: How your gut reacts to microbes in health and disease.

Join us at this free event for a panel discussion, hosted by Vivienne Parry, where you will have the opportunity to hear expert panel of scientists (Anne Cooke, Fiona Powrie, Vassilis Pachnis, Brigitta Stockinger, and Holm Uhlig) discuss how our immune system discriminates between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ microbes to maintain gut health. Discover why the immune system can mistakenly attack the good microbes and foodstuffs in certain gut diseases. Find out why you should eat broccoli and other greens to keep you healthy. Find out how your gut immune system is key to the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ ― the idea that greater cleanliness in today’s society may have increased allergies and other immune-mediated diseases. Learn also about the fascinating link between your immune and nervous systems in the gut.

Put your questions about gut health and disease to our panel. Join us for a lively discussion followed by a drinks and nibbles reception where you can chat to our panellists and other immunologists in a more relaxed setting.

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18:30 – 19:00 Doors open, opportunity to view the Crick's "Deconstructing Patterns" Exhibition

19:00 – 20:30 Panel discussion with audience questions on ‘How your gut reacts to microbes in health and disease’

20:30 - 21:30 Drinks and nibbles in the gallery

22:00 Close

Taking place in the Crick Auditorium and Manby Gallery on the ground floor, accessible to those with impaired mobility.

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