Webinar: The role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in metabolic disorders
4:30pm – Thu 12 October 2017
Join Professor Luis Vitetta from Medlab Clinical as he discusses how the intestinal microbiome plays an essential role in human health and development as opposed to it being a toxic collection of micro–organisms.
This webinar will highlight how microbial interactions in the intestines provide the necessary cues for the development of regulated signals that promote immunological tolerance, metabolic regulation and stability, and other factors, which may then help control local and extra–intestinal end organ physiology (e.g., liver kidneys).
About the presenter
Luis Vitetta is Director of Medical Research at Medlab and Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School. Luis's expertise includes probiotics, the human biome, nutraceuticals, nutrition, clinical trials, epidemiology', integrative and complementary medicine.
Between 2007-2013 Luis was the Director and Associate Professor of the Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine at The University of Queensland, School of Medicine. Luis is an Honours Graduate from Monash University (1981) in the Department of Biochemistry - Faculty of Medicine, and a PhD Graduate from the University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine's Department of Surgery (1985) where he studied the epidemiological and aetiological factors of biliary disease. He has also studied medicine at the National University of La Plata Medical School in his native Argentina.