Friday, September 15, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Beckman Room 1025 – Auditorium
Session chair: Sharon Donovan
Diet and nutrition have a substantial influence on human health and wellbeing. The gut microbiome also plays a fundamental role in human health and diet is one of the most effective modulators of gut microbiota composition and metabolic function. This session will highlight: (1) how diet affects microbial colonization and host-microbe interactions in early life, and (2) how diet and fermented foods interact with the microbiome to influence metabolic and immune outcomes.
Compensatory actions of the gut microbiome during times of chronic nutritional stress
Suzanne Devkota, Cedars-Sinai Division of Gastroenterology
Factors influencing establishment of the microbiota in the first 1000 days of life – Implications for child outcomes
Sharon Donovan, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois
Diet, the gut microbiota, and metabolic health
Hannah Holscher, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois
Optimizing bioactive microbial metabolites in fermented food to support human immune function
Jacob Allen, Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, University of Illinois