The microbiota in lung infections: From protection to predisposition
Voices in Infection Biology
- Date: Sep 20, 2023
- Time: 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Bastian Opitz
- Charité - University Hospital Berlin
- Location: Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology and via Zoom
- Room: seminar room 1+2
- Host: Olivia Majer
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Mucosal surfaces of the gut and upper respiratory tract are physiologically colonized with their own collection of microbes, the microbiota. I will talk about how the healthy microbiota protects against lung infections and how host factors and medical interventions alter the microbiota, thus influencing susceptibility to infections.