Science Pub

Gut Bacteria - A Trillion Little Friends for Life

Dr. Gianni Panagioutou

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, HKI

Date and time


Café Wagner

Am 18.12.2018 um 20.00 Uhr (Einlass ab 19.00 Uhr) findet der letzte SciencePub für dieses Jahr statt. Veranstaltungsort ist wie immer das Café Wagner (Wagnergasse 26, 07743 Jena). Der Eintritt ist frei!

An diesem Abend spricht Dr. Gianni Panagiotou, Leiter des Departments Systembiologie und Bioinformatik am Hans-Knöll-Institut, zum Thema "Gut Bacteria - A Trillion Little Friends for Life". Der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten.

2500 years ago, the Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates claimed that “All disease begins in the gut”. We now have more information than ever before that we cannot achieve optimal health without a healthy gut. What has fascinated scientists is that the status of our gut and our health risks can be evaluated and predicted by analyzing the trillions of microbes living inside us; the value of our poop just got upgraded.

Prof. Gianni Panagiotou is a chemical engineer by training, working as a systems biologist, but deep inside he believes he is a medical doctor. He has worked for several years at the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Hong Kong. In this talk, he will explain why it is time to stop talking sh*t and to get our sh*t together; our well-being probably depends on it.

Café Wagner will open at 7 pm this evening and the talk will start at 8 pm.