Published on 06 Dec 2019

The Chemistry Between Microbiota and Humans

IAS@NTU STEM Graduate Colloquium by Nanyang Assistant Prof Qiao Yuan

The colloquium on 6 December 2019  was jointly organised by IAS and the Graduate Students' Club of SPMS.

The trillions of bacteria in our gut play a fundamental role in governing our health. Changes in the microbiota composition has been implicated in a variety of diseases, yet how do the gut bacteria mediate such long-range communication to the host is not clear at the molecular level. Nanyang Assistant Prof Qiao Yuan shared two stories on the discovery of ubiquitous presence of soluble peptidoglycan fragments (PGNs) in blood, and how they affect host immunity. 

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