Connecting the Microbiome to Immune Function Through Metabolomics

Time: 10:00 am
day: Day Two


• Taxonomic differences may imply more significant biological changes than is realized by the host
• Metabolites and other small molecules likely represent the primary means of communication between commensals and the animal
• The identification of microbiome-derived metabolites that communicate with and augment the function of immune cells will lead to a new “gold rush” in the development of ways to promote host resistance to diseases