The invisible world inside us

11:00pm - 1:00am

The human microbiome is a wonder of nature. 

Trillions of microbes call our body home. They live in our gut and many other places throughout our body. They are involved in virtually every aspect of how we function and we are learning that they are essential to staying healthy. An unhealthy microbiome has been linked to many diseases from allergies to cancer and even mental health. 

Most people out there have heard about probiotics and fermented foods, and chances are you’re trying to get more of them in your diet. 

Drinking kombucha or eating yogurt, anyone?

Join Lawson Health Research Institute for our next Café Scientifique event, "The invisible world inside us: Exploring the human microbiome."

Hear from a panel of researchers who are unraveling the mysteries about the microbiome and using that knowledge to improve health and health care. They will also bust some myths and share the important facts when it comes to probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome.  

Human Microbiome
  • Dr. Gregor Reid, Lawson Scientist and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery at Western University.

    Presenting: Probiotics and Prebiotics - Look beyond the fake news
  • Dr. Michael Silverman, Lawson Associate Scientist, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University and Chief of Infectious Diseases for St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre.

    Presenting: Fecal Transplants: What does this crap have to do with me?
  • Dr. Jeremy Burton, Lawson Scientist and Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology) and Microbiology & Immunology at Western University. 

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Time: 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Location: Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre (Regency Room), 591 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4R3 
Map and directions. 

Parking: Free on-site parking


This is a free event and online registration is REQUIRED. 

Registration for this evengt is now FULL.

Please fill out the form here to be added to the waitlist.

You will be notified should a spot open up. 

Two young scientists studying microbiome and probiotics

Café Scientifique is a free community event series providing an informal opportunity to get involved with science. Through an open-forum discussion in a casual setting, these events address health-related issues of popular interest to the general public. A panel of three Lawson scientists talk about what they do and why, and share their unique research perspectives. Guests can then ask questions, participate in discussion, and gain insights from the speakers and from one another.