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Me, my microbiome and I

10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 23 March
11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

University of Cambridge Student Services, New Museums Site Bene't Street, CB2 3RF

Get hands-on with us at the MRC Toxicology Unit, where we will be exploring the fascinating world of our gut microbiome. Too small to see but outnumbering our human cells, the microbes that live in our gut join us at birth and grow and change as we go through life and are exposed to different things.

These tiny organisms play an essential role in keeping us healthy. When our gut microbiome is exposed to medicines, food contaminants or environmental pollution, it can cause changes to its community but also our health. We want to understand how the things that we are exposed to might make us ill or stop medicines from working, so that we can find ways to fix that.

Join us to discover more about the amazing world of our microbiome by taking part in our activities.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Theme: Environment, Health
Accessibility: Full access

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