Domestic Cleaning and Human Microbiome - Is There a Link?

Markus Egert updated 2023Prof. Markus Egert from Furtwangen University and active member of the ISM scientific committee, will chair a session on "Environment, Lifestyle & Microbiota: A "One Health" Approach" during Targeting Microbiota 2023.

 In industrialized countries, people spend up to 90% of their lifetime indoors. However, potential links between the indoor microbiome, the microbiome of daily used objects, the human microbiome and health and well-being are only poorly understood.

Prof. Egert will present a talk that will summarize current knowledge about how domestic cleaning and hygiene measures, predominantly aiming at the prevention of infectious diseases, might influence and shape the human microbiome and its effects on human health. His talk will conclude with suggestions on what "microbiome-friendly" household hygiene could look like. 

Prof. Egert's talk will be titled: "Domestic Cleaning and Human Microbiome - Is There a Link?"

About Prof. Egert

Markus Egert is professor for Microbiology and Hygiene at Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences (Black Forest, Germany). His work aims at a deeper understanding of the structural and functional interactions of microbial communities with humans.  He was one of the first researchers to apply the so-called RNA-based stable isotope probing technique (RNA-SIP) to intestinal ecosystem in order to identify prebiotics-degrading bacteria. In addition, he is known for his pioneering work on the microbiome of objects of daily use, such as kitchen sponges, spectacles and washing machines, and the hygienic relevance that goes with it.

Join Targeting Microbiota 2023 to learn more about Prof. Egert's talk. 

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Targeting Microbiota 2023 Congress
October 17-19, 2023 - Venice
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