Microbiome in Sexual, Maternal and Child Health Symposium


Join Australia’s leading biomedical, clinician, and public health researchers to discuss the role of the microbiome in sexual, maternal and child health.

International leading researcher in vaginal microbiome, Professor Jacques Ravel from the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA, is our inaugural keynote speaker.

Professor Ravel’s research is focused on deciphering the role of the vaginal microbiome in women’s health, using clinical genomics and systems biology approaches to improve strategies in managing gynaecological and obstetrics conditions.

He is a key contributor to our growing understanding of the interactions between the vaginal microbiome, the environment and the host, in the context of sexual and maternal health.

Hear Professor Ravel discuss his research with Dr Norman Swan on ABC Radio’s Health Report.

This inaugural Symposium #microbiome2017 hosted by Burnet Institute and Co-Convenors Professor Gilda Tachedjian, Dr Philippe Boeuf and Dr Joshua Hayward, will help strengthen and increase collaboration in microbiome-related research.

By attending, you will contribute to our vision of creating future funding opportunities in this field, and ultimately to developing interventions and diagnostics to achieve better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and Internationally.

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to promote collaboration and networking opportunities among researchers at Burnet Institute, with access to unique populations, and local, national and international strategic partners to understand the role of the microbiome in sexual, maternal and child health.

Free event. Register TODAY!

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Date & Time

Wednesday, 29 November, 2017
10:30 AM AEDT


AMREP Lecture Theatre
75 Commercial Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

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Free event. Registration essential.


Wheelchair access

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor Gilda Tachedjian

Head of Life Sciences; Head of Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)