Human gut microbiota: characteristics and composition + The impact of gut microbiota on cancer (4 h + 4 h)

The interdisciplinary course will provide an overview of the immunomodulatory activity of gut microbiota and its impact on cancer onset, progression and response to therapy. Approaches to modulate gut microbiota composition to enhance response to cancer therapy will be also discussed. Particular attention will be given to the study of the dominant members of the gut microbial ecosystem, their spatial distribution among physical niches and their crucial functions in human health.

Teacher

C. Fracchia - L. Fracchia

Topic

immunology, microbiology

Date

TBD

Exam

No

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