Professor Spector - King's College London @timspector
Tim Spector is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College, London. He set up the UK Twins Registry, currently with 13,000 twins, which is one of the richest collections of genotypic and phenotypic information on twins worldwide. His group is focused primarily on using multi-omic techniques, including the human microbiome, to understand the aging process.
Professor Jonathan Luke Heeney - Cambridge University @JonathanHeeney
Jonathan Heeney is the Professor of Comparative Pathology at Cambridge and is focused on how the “Virome” both modulates host immunity, and is shaped by it. In particular his Lab of Viral Zoonotics studies the transmission of animal viruses to humans and specifically those of the reservoir virome population that are preferentially acquired or expanded in hosts with different immune deficits.
Professor Elaine Holmes - Imperial College
Prof. Holmes uses metabolomics to explore the interaction between the gut microbiome and the human host and has applied this methodology to obesity, IBD and colorectal cancer.
Dr. Lesley Hoyles - Imperial College & University of Westminster @BugsInYourGuts
Dr. Hoyles is developing tools for the integration of data produced from various -omics technologies, and investigating the role of the human gut microbiota in the utilisation of dietary substrates.
Dr. Claire Steves - King's College London
Dr. Steves is a practicing geriatrician who has recently taken to research to try to understand how some older individuals become frail, while others successfully age. Among other projects she is currently exploring the relationship between the human gut microbiome and frailty as well as cognition.
Dr. James Goedert - NIH USA
Dr. Goedert has worked to apply epidemiologic methods to understand how cancer risk may be affected by the microbiota of the distal gut. His goal is to improve diagnostic and prognostic methods and to identify potential targets for intervention.
Dr. Helen Alexander - King's College London
Dr. Alexander works at the GSTT BRC Translational Bioinformatics Core in King's College London, seeking to understand the connection between the human skin microbiome and conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Liam Shaw - UCL
Liam is a PhD student in the department of Computational Biology at UCL. His current project is characterising the changes in the oral microbiome during periodontitis and gingivitis.