The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège welcomes , as Francqui Chair, Pr. Patrice D. Cani, WELBIO researcher at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of the University of Louvain (UCL). Professor Cani’s research aims at understanding and clarifying how some intestinal bacteria are able to engage a dialogue with our organism and contribute to the development of certain diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
On this occasion, Prof. Cani will offer a series of lectures on the Sart Tilman Campus, Liège. The inaugural lesson will take place on 05 April.
Micro-organisms and human health
Patrice D. Cani exemplifies the future of the biomedical research related to micro-organisms around us. He has been able to demonstrate the association of some components of the digestive microbiota with metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. He has been able to explain some underlying mechanisms, opening new therapeutic or prophylactic approaches. His work has led to the launch of a new field of study focused on the interaction between the microbial world that surrounds us and humans or animals, embed in the new concept of “interactome”.
Source : Université de Liège – http://events.ulg.ac.be/fmv-chairefrancqui2017/