By invitation only

Our microbes, our health: current research on the human microbiome

13 March 2020 from 09:30 to 16:30 hrs
Trippenhuis KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
020 551 0782
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Expert researchers from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will explore the state of play in microbiome science, and our understanding of its impact on our health and disease throughout the lifespan. Speakers will address a range of areas, from the early life microbiome to immune programming, offering an opportunity for international learning and discussion in this fast-developing field. 


  • Elaine Holmes, Professor of Chemical Biology at the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College in London, United Kingdom
  • Clara Belzer, Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences at Wageningen University & Research – The early-life microbiome
  • Karen Scott, Senior Research Fellow at the Microbial Ecology Group
    Rowett Institute University of Aberdeen – Diet and the microbiome (to be confirmed)
  • Joost Wiersinga, Professor of Internal Medicine, Translational Infectious Diseases at the Amsterdam UMC (AMC) – The microbiome and immune programming
  • Julian Marchesi, Professor of Human Microbiome Research at Cardiff University and Professor of Digestive Health at Imperial College London – Microbiome and pharmacology
  • Willem de Vos, Professor of Human Microbiomics at the University of Helsinki and Distinguished Professor at Wageningen University – Single microbes - case of Akkermansia
  • Max Nieuwdorp, Professor of Internal Medicine and Diabetes at the Amsterdam UMC (AMC) – Cause effect studies 

Jos van der Meer, Chair of Academy Medicine Section and Professor of Internal Medicine, Radboud University and Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London, will host the symposium.