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Anne Martin-Matthews Re-imagine Aging Lecture Series

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Sage Bistro

6331 Crescent Rd

University of British Columbia

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A lecture by B. Brett Finlay

The Role of the Microbiome in Healthy Aging and Disease: And what you can do about it

Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories and the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia.

Dr. Finlay’s research interests are focused on how microbes interact with their hosts. This includes pathogenic microbes that cause disease, as well as microbes that are beneficial for health. He has made several fundamental discoveries in these areas, publishing over 500 papers.

He is well recognized internationally for his work, and has won several prestigious awards. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia, and inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He is a cofounder of Inimex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Microbiome Insights, scientific cofounder of Vedanta Pharmaceuticals and CommenSe, Director of the SARS Accelerated Vaccine Initiative, and Founding Director and Senior Fellow of CIFAR’s Microbes and Humans. He is also the co-author of the books Let Them Eat Dirt and The Whole Body Microbiome.

Re-Imagining Aging: Concepts, conventions and challenges

On June 13th from 4:30pm-6:00pm at Sage Bistro, UBC, we invite you to come listen to Dr. Finlay and network with fellow UBC researchers and stakeholders over a glass of wine and some appetizers for the second lecture in the Anne Martin-Matthews Re-imagine Aging Lecture Series.

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Bret Finlay will discuss how microbes in and on us (called the microbiome) impact on both helathy aging and disease. This is a new and exciting concept to healthy aging, and, because microbes can be easily altered, there are things that one can do to promote healthy aging through the microbiome. These impact areas including dementia and Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, menopause, and many other areas that we previously had no idea would be influenced by microbes.

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