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Genetic Counsellor drawing a family tree

EXHIBITION - Empowering People: Genetic Counselling in Focus

The latest exhibition at the Wellcome Genome Campus explores the vital but often little-known work of genetic counsellors.

Café Sci Cambridge: Gut bacteria and human health

Wed 11 September 2019

Espresso Library

About 2% of a person’s body weight is due to the bacteria that live in our intestines. This so-called “gut microbiome” is an essential contributor to human health and imbalances in it can contribute to conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies and obesity.

In our September event, Hilary Browne from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Alexandre Almeida from the European Bioinformatics Institute will talk about the latest insights into the complex and fascinating connections between human health and our gut microbiome. Hilary works on sequencing the genomes of the microbes in the human gut, helping researchers develop better understanding of the processes at work. Alexandre’s research focuses on using computational approaches to study the gut microbiome, specifically looking at how interactions between microbes can affect human health.

This is a free and non-ticketed event.
Doors open at 18:45 so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: free

Ages: 11+

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement Website


All times

Wed 11 September 2019 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Address: Espresso Library
210 East Rd
United Kingdon
Telephone: 01223 367333