What Your Gut is Telling Your Brain


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A free public lecture, presented by the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute

OCTOBER 30, 2019
6:00 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.
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More than 100 trillion bacteria are living and working in your gut, and these micro-organisms are collectively referred to as the microbiome. The microbiome helps our body in a number of ways including aiding the digestion of food, processing nutrients, making vitamins B and K, and producing immune molecules that fight inflammation and heal wounds. However, one of the most impressive role of this busy workforce is the connection between our gut and brain.

Join us for this lecture where three University of Alberta researchers will discuss the latest findings when it comes to our brain-gut connection, and explore more on the implications the gut microbiome has on our health.


  • Anna Taylor: Opiod use disorder and the gut microbiome
  • Jens Walter: The gut microbiome: Importance in human health and role in multiple sclerosis
  • Karim Fouad: Spinal cord injury and mental health. What does the microbiome have to do with it?