Presented by Jennifer Phelan, Product Manager, Taconic Biosciences
Interest in the microbiome and its role in health and disease is a rapidly growing research focus for biotech, academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies. Many research areas from immunology, to oncology to metabolic disease are being impacted by the commensal microbes of the host.
The presentation will include a brief history of the microbiome in research, a discussion of health standards and host interaction with the gut flora, care and use of gnotobiotic and germ-free models and a review of current studies involving the microbiome.
Key Learning Points:
Better understand the role of microbiome in different disease areas
Best practices for gnotobiotic and germ free models
Factors to consider in selecting an appropriate model for research protocol
Insights into the role of SFB (segmented filamentous bacteria) in studies and the importance of knowing the SFB status of your models
Strategies for choosing the appropriate model health standard