Microbiome variation & human disease, clinical metagenomics, and the hygiene hypothesis + asthma. Presented by Dr. Robert Holt, Faculty, Dept. of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, SFU; Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UBC; Advisor, Human Microbiome Project, NIH; Senior Scientist, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency. | Dr. Patrick Tang, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC; Medical Microbiologist & Head, Tuberculosis Laboratory & Molecular Services, BC Centre for Disease Control. | Dr. Stuart Turvey, Clinician Scientist & Co-Director, Immunity in Health & Disease, CFRI; Associate Professor, Division of Infectious & Immunological Diseases, Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC. (2010)
Dr. Julie Robillard is the moderator for the 2023 Women in Science event. She shares her source of inspiration for her career and why it's so important to pay attention to the gap between research in the lab and how that knowledge is used in the real world.
Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb is a panellist at this year's Women in Science event. She shares how attending an all-girls Catholic elementary and high school nurtured her confidence, interests and sense of service, leading her to focus on the health of newborns, pregnant women and new mothers locally and abroad.
Dr. Amanda Butler is a panellist at this year's Women in Science event. She shares her insights on the importance of finding inspiring women as role models and the importance of serendipity when following a career path.
New first-of-its-kind research shows that breastfeeding can protect newborns from the asthma risk due to antibiotic exposure. Children who were not breastfed while taking antibiotics had three times the risk of developing asthma compared to those who were breastfed while taking antibiotics.
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