The Interactions Between the Host, the Vaginal Microbiota and Sexually Transmitted Infections: A hot topic of Targeting Microbiota 2015

ravelPr Jacques Ravel will be present at the 3rd World Congress on targeting Microbiota and talk about "The interactions between the host, the vaginal microbiota and sexually transmitted infections"
Pr Ravel is the Associate Director for Genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) and a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Pr. Ravel’s research program focuses on applying modern genomics technologies and ecological principles to characterize the role and dynamics of the microbial communities inhabiting the human body in health and disease and better define the interactions between the host, the microbes and the environment that drive these ecological systems. Specifically, he is interested in deciphering the role of the vaginal microbiome in women's health using clinical genomics and systems biology approaches, in order to develop improved strategy to manage gynecological and obstetrics conditions. He is the co-Directors of the NIH funded Collaborative Research Center on Sexually Transmitted Diseases entitled Ecopathogenomics of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (EPSTI – which aims at applying systems biology approaches to examine the triangular relationship between human genetic variation, sexually transmitted infections and co-infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and the function of the vaginal microbiome.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Ravel is the Editor in Chief of the journal Microbiome and an Associated Editor for the journal mBio.

If you would like to know more about Pr Jacques Ravel's study results, don't hesitate and come along to the conference.

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