"Early life: the crucible for microbiome and host development"
Prof. Blaser is a world-renowned expert on microbiome research. He is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine, where he directs the Human Microbiome Programme. Moreover, he is Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) in the United States. In his latest book, Missing Microbes, prof. Blaser discusses his hypothesis that the overuse of antibiotics, c-sections, and antiseptics have permanently changed our microbiome and are causing an increase in modern diseases such as obesity, juvenile diabetes, and asthma.