University of Bath

Dining out with friends - inflammatory bowel disease

Bath Honorary graduate Professor Fiona Powrie will give an insight into her research.

11 Oct 20175.15pm
11 Oct 20176.15pm

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is home to trillions of commensal bacteria that play an important role in nutrition, immune system development and host defence. In inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic debilitating disease of the gastrointestinal tract, there is a breakdown in the healthy dialogue between our body and our microbial residents resulting in chronic immune attack in the bowel.

In this presentation, Professor Powrie will review key host adaptations that maintain intestinal homeostasis and discuss how understanding these pathways may provide new therapies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases.