Seminar-Microbial pharmacologists - Insights into the impact of host-microbe interactions on drug efficacy and toxicity

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
presents a seminar by:
Dr. Simon Hirota
Associate Professor, Dr. Lloyd Sutherland Investigator in IBD/GI Research, Canada Research Chair in Host-Microbe Interactions and Chronic Disease, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology/Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Snyder Institute for Chro
entitled:
Microbial pharmacologists - Insights into the impact of host-microbe interactions on drug efficacy and toxicity

Traditionally, pharmacologists have approached the concepts of efficacy and toxicity with a very reductionist perspective, solely focusing on target tissues and key organs that drive detoxification and metabolism processes.  However, it is now apparent that the intestinal microbiota can have direct and indirect effects on drug detoxification/metabolism through the action of their own enzymes and through regulating the expression/function of host enzymes, respectively.  

Sponsored by:

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location:
Life Sciences Centre, LSC 3
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Hosted by
Dr. Lisa Osborne