Keynote Address: The new paradigm of treatment: Understanding the relationship between ecology and medicine in unlocking the potential of the microbiome
What is the current state of the field and how have new techniques in molecular biology enabled us to probe the microbiome and better understand its diversity and biological significance?
When dealing with living organisms- How does microbial ecology differ from classical drug therapies, and classical medical statistics?
What areas have we seen greatest progress and how do we avoid overselling microbiome potential and current state before we have solid evidence of translational capacity?
Presentation: Re-assessing ethical issues in Microbiome research and medicine
What implications does Microbiome Research have on our social and legal systems?
Studies to advance personalized medicine will require broad public participation to provide sufficient material for biobanks and sample banks rather than a small sample of people with a target condition.
How does this change the focus from the individual to community solidarity?