Shaping the Disease Microbiome with Dietary and Lifestyle Interventions


23rd Sep 2021




Date: 23rd September 2021 (Thursday)
Time: New York 05:00 | London 10:00 | Paris 11:00 | Singapore 17:00 | Tokyo 18:00 | Sydney 19:00
Duration: 45 minutes
Event structure: 30-min presentations + 15-min Q&A session 
Registration fee: Complimentary access
Virtual Event on-demand: Available to view until midnight 11th October 2021 (registration is required)

The contribution of the microbiome to homeostatic regulation extends beyond the gut to almost all tissues in our body. However, despite the mutualistic symbiosis between humans and their associated microbiota, this healthy balance of the microbes in the gut is fragile and can be disrupted either through dietary and lifestyle choices or medication. This disruption is subsequently leading to the occurrence of various chronic diseases often related to an inflammatory condition. Actually, over the past century we have witnessed a substantial increase of most microbiome-linked pathologies. The changes that have occurred in lifestyle might be leading to disruption of gut microbiota-host symbiosis through the loss of protective or expansion of pathogenic microbes. In particular Western diet, which is poor in microbiota-accessible carbohydrates, has been linked to an irreversible reduction of bacterial diversity and complete vanishing of particular bacterial species in the gastrointestinal tract. During my talk I would share successful stories from our lab where probiotics (Li et al., 2016, PNAS), exercise (Liu et al., 2020, Cell Metabolism) and dietary interventions (unpublished data) have shaped the microbiome with the potential to drive real change in clinical practise and transform medicine.


Jessy Xin Zhang (Moderator)
Customer Account manager, Germany and Switzerland – Novogene Europe

Jessy received her PhD in Molecular Virology from the National University of Singapore in 2010. Afterwards, she worked as a postdoc for one year in the Genome Institute of Singapore. After 2011, she began work as a research scientist and project lead, steering the development of several automated and system integrated molecular diagnostic kits, which subsequently received CE-IVD and FDA approval.Jessy joined Novogene in 2018 as a customer account manager in the southern DACH region, and has initiated a number of collaborations between various microbiome research groups and Novogene.


Gianni Panagiotou, PhD
Associate Professor & Head of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics – University of Hong Kong & Leibniz-HKI, Germany



Novogene is a leading provider of genomic solutions with cutting edge NGS and bioinformatics expertise. Our Cambridge Sequencing Centre offers customers an unrivalled NGS service with a quick turn-around, exceptional data quality and expert PhD level support throughout your project.
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