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Do you ever think that everything happening inside our bodies is a lot for just one person to handle? Well there are thousands of microbes interacting with our bodies on their own agenda - whether it eases or contradicts our plans!
Why you should listen to your gut feeling?
Dr. Ilana Gabanyi (Post-doctoral researcher, Pasteur)
Did you know that the intestine is the largest area of the body exposed to the environment? That it also has about 10^13 microorganisms living there and the highest concentration of immune cells and neurons outside the brain? Come hear more about how this amazing organ deals with that to keep us safe.
Unity brings strength… even for bacteria!
Dr. Hazel Silistre (Science communicator, Institut Pasteur Alumna )
Whilst being the most primitive living organisms on Earth, even bacteria adapted a sense of community. Upon receiving environmental cues, they stop moving around freely and attach to a surface or to each other and form communities called biofilms. Most human bacterial infections are biofilm-associated and the biofilm mode of living enables bacteria to acquire resistance to antibiotics. What constitutes bacterial biofilms and what do they look like? What strategies can be followed to disrupt biofilm formation? Come and find out!