Sep 20


Immune Modulation: The Gut-Brain- Microbiome Axis

Thu 17th September 2020, 05:00pm

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Immune Modulation: The Gut-Brain- Microbiome Axis

With Professor and Research Scientist Tim Spector

Thursday 17th September | 6PM| 1,5 CPD

Lecture Outline:

Approximately 100 trillion micro-organisms (most of them bacteria, but also viruses, fungi, and protozoa) exist in the human gastrointestinal tract. Gut microbes are key to many aspects of human health including immune, metabolic and neurobehavioural traits. Different levels of evidence support the role of gut microbiota in human health, from animal models and human studies. The human genome consists of about 230,00 genes, whereas the microbiome encodes over three million genes producing thousands of metabolites, which replace many of the functions of the host, consequently influencing the host’s fitness, phenotype, and health.

Conceptually, we should view these microbes as a newly discovered organ, weighing slightly more than our brains and nearly as vital.

And more than ever, we’re finding out just how important these microbes are. Join Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London Tim Spector for this exclusive Masterclass.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the complex interaction between personalised nutrition and the food we eat to create tailored diet advice.
  • Explore the genetic, metabolic, and metagenomic information that can be utilised to predict an individual’s metabolic response to food
  • Get the latest updates and findings on the world of the microbiome
  • Deep dive into the enteric or intrinsic nervous system

Don’t miss out on what is going to be a well thought-out and well-presented Masterclass from educator and expert Prof. Tim Spector who is at the forefront of the research and has hands on experience in clinical settings.

CPD accreditation for this webinar will be rewarded from the NNA.

Once registered, you will receive three reminder emails – one a week before the webinar, one a day before and one on the day of the webinar. All our webinars are recorded – you will be sent a link to the recording along with all the educational material, presentations, handouts and CPD approximately 24 to 48 hours after the event.


Prof. Tim Spector

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Author and Research Scientist

Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London and honorary consultant Physician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is also an expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome and started the famous UK Twin Registry in 1993. He is the lead researcher behind the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the Covid Symptom study app. This free tool has been used by nearly 4 million people in the UK, US and Sweden to diagnose themselves without testing and which has confirmed new symptoms and risk factors for the virus and allowed us to monitor its progress to warn health authorities. Through his work he has been given many awards and prizes and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Academy of Medical sciences. He has published over 900 scientific papers and is ranked by Google as being in the top 120 most cited scientists in the world. He has published four popular books- including the best-selling Diet Myth and more recently, Spoon-Fed. He writes health blogs, which have been read by ten million people and appears regularly on the TV and Media round the world.