The Future of ASM
ASM President’s Forum: The Changing Human Microbiome
Microbiomes and Health in the Anthropocene
We have succeeded controlling bacterial infections, but antimicrobials are perturbing the microbiome and increasing disease risks in unprecedented ways. The challenge demands a deep understanding of microbial biology and restoration.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Lifestyle Change and Microbiome Plasticity: What Are the Limits for Health?
The human gut microbiome is undergoing massive change in industrialized populations including extinctions of species that humans harbored for much of our evolutionary history. Data illustrating these changes around the planet, across lifestyles in infants and adults will be presented. Gut microbes influence processes as diverse and fundamental as metabolism and immune status; the important question of how lifestyle-induced changes in the gut microbiome are impacting health and disease will be discussed.