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Dr. Denis Krause
Professor of Microbiology, Director,
Large Animal Biosecurity and Gut Microbiome Laboratory
University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, MB Canada
The Gut Microbiome and Health
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2:30 - 3:00 pm


Abstract: There are ten times more cells associated with the human gut microbiome than there are eukaryotic cells in the body. However, this vast array of biodiversity has largely been ignored, primarily because only about 10% of its members have been cultured. The microbiome has a huge influence on the host and has been associated with a variety of disorders including obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatic diseases.
Biography
photo of Denis Krause
Denis Krause is a Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Animal Science and in the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada. He is also the Director of the Large Animal Biosecurity and Gut Microbiome Laboratory. His research program is focused on developing new sequencing and bioinformatic technologies to assess the role of the gut microbiome in farm animals, the environment, and human health. Of particular interest are microorganisms in farm animals that affect human health. In human health he has a well-established research program on inflammatory bowel disease. He has published over 100 full manuscript as well as numerous book chapters.