Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

2017 Microbiome Symposium

Microbiome-pathogen interactions in infectious disease

Hosted by: CFAR Enterics Study Team, CMiST & Global WACh

Thursday, December 14, 2017  |  8:30am - 2:00pm
Husky Union Building, Lyceum Room

Keynote Speaker: Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM
Professor and Division Chief, Infectious Disease, UCLA

Topics:
Seeing of the gut microbiome
The role of human microbiome in infectious disease etiology
Microbiome-targeted therapeutics
Methods and resources for executing a microbiome study

Register on the website, here

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Nov
1
12:00 PM12:00

Whole U Talk Series with CMiST Director, Will DePaolo

 

So, what are leaky gut & chronic inflammation anyway?

A healthy gut is impermeable to the harmful by-products of digestion and our commensal bacteria. “Leaky gut” is when this protective barrier is no longer functioning properly and those harmful by-products exit the gut and enter the body. If this happens constantly over time, chronic inflammation may develop, which can lead to disease. But how exactly can this lead to disease? And how does the gut become leaky in the first place? Who is at risk for leaky gut? And what, if anything, can you do to prevent leaky gut and chronic inflammation? Join us as Associate Professor, Dr. Will DePaolo, director of the University of Washington’s new Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics (CMiST), guides us through the gut and answers these questions.

 
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Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Whole U Talk Series with CMiST Director, Will DePaolo

Will a fad diet effect your gut microbiome?

It feels as though each week the latest and greatest in diets hits the social media newsstand promising weight loss and other health and wellness advantages. These diets are usually characterized by highly restrictive and / or unusual food choices, often cutting out whole food groups. But, will a fad diet effect those trillions of microbes that reside in your gut? The short answer is yes. But how? And will adopting a fad diet, even if for short time, have lasting effects? Possibly detrimental effects? Associate Professor, Dr. Will DePaolo, director of the University of Washington’s new Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics (CMiST), will discuss the potential impact of fad diets on the gut microbiome and what you should be aware when you make dramatic changes to your daily nutrition.   

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Whole U Talk Series with Will DePaolo, CMiST Director

 

Will a fad diet effect your gut microbiome?

It feels as though each week the latest and greatest in diets hits the social media newsstand promising weight loss and other health and wellness advantages. These diets are usually characterized by highly restrictive and / or unusual food choices, often cutting out whole food groups. But, will a fad diet effect those trillions of microbes that reside in your gut? The short answer is yes. But how? And will adopting a fad diet, even if for short time, have lasting effects? Possibly detrimental effects? Associate Professor, Dr. Will DePaolo, director of the University of Washington’s new Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics (CMiST), will discuss the potential impact of fad diets on the gut microbiome and what you should be aware when you make dramatic changes to your daily nutrition.  

Fad diet Whole U talk image.jpg
 
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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Whole U Speaker Series with Prof. Will DePaolo: Do Probiotics Really Work? Deciphering Fact From Hype

 

Do probiotics really work?

We are told time and again that probiotics are good bacteria for our guts—but why? What makes certain bacteria “good” or “bad”? And does taking a daily dose of probiotics really help us? Associate Professor Will DePaolo, director of the University of Washington’s new Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics (CMiST), will break down the science behind these live micro-organisms, which have received much attention in the recent years from researchers, manufacturers, and the wider public. DePaolo’s talk will focus on the importance of recognizing that everyone’s microbiome (the bacteria that live inside and on our bodies) is different, debunking the widespread idea that every probiotic is good for every person, condition, or disease. 

Event is for UW faculty and staff. Registration is required. If you are interested, visit The Whole U here

 
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May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Waste Matters: You Are My Future

  • UW School of Art + Art History + Design (map)
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Kathy & Will // DePaolo Lab, 2015

Kathy & Will // DePaolo Lab, 2015

DePaolo Lab artist-in-residence, Kathy High, and CMiST Director, Will DePaolo, PhD will be doing a dual presentation entitled Waste Matters: You are my future, which will explore the gut microbiome from the perspectives of the scientist and the artist.

Stool on bacterial plate, Kathy High // DePaolo Lab, 2015

Stool on bacterial plate, Kathy High // DePaolo Lab, 2015

Since 2016, Kathy has been an artist-in-residence as part of the Imagenomics program with DePaolo Lab, first at the University of Southern California and now the UW. Kathy and Will are collaborating on a series of new works that have arisen from their collaborative research.
 

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May
16
9:30 AM09:30

Bioartist Kathy High

 

Bioartist Kathy High begins a four week residency with DePaolo Lab. During her time with the lab, she will be creating works for an exhibition that will occur this fall, 2017, at the Esther Klein Gallery, as part of the Science Center in Philadelphia. One of these projects is entitled: Family Bio-Crest. This project seeks to research the bacteria and microorganisms that inhabit our gut.

Kathy High. DePaolo Lab, 2015

Kathy High. DePaolo Lab, 2015

 
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