The Role of the Microbiome in Health and Disease

Bruce Paster

Friday, May 1
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Chelsia Sim, BDS, MSc


A generalized overview to understand the essence of the oral microbiome, the molecular methods to determine bacterial associations, oral bacteria as biomarkers for non-oral diseases and microbial profiles that could potentially assess disease risk. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the complexity of human oral microbiome and its interaction with the host.
  2. Familiarize the audience with the available laboratory tools that facilitate the study of gene expression in microbial communities (i.e. metatranscriptome).