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Webinar: Exploring the Microbiome with Dr Markus Geuking

Join our partner Don Whitley Scientific on this free webinar to explore ‘Genetic manipulation of anaerobe commensal bacteria for gnotobiotic mouse experiments’.

25th January at 3 pm

Weighing Processes webinar

Online Webinar

30 minutes

Don Whitley Scientific (DWS), a leading manufacturer of specialised laboratory equipment for microbiology and cell culture applications, has launched a series of concise and insightful microbiome-focused talks featuring contributions from industry experts. The first session features Dr. Markus Geuking, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary, Canada.


Exploring the Microbiome: Dr. Markus Geuking

Join our partner Don Whitley Scientific as Dr. Markus Geuking shares his expertise on the genetic manipulation of anaerobe commensal bacteria for gnotobiotic mouse experiments.


Each talk is designed to be a compact half-hour session, ensuring a focused and informative experience. If the scheduled day and time are not convenient for you, don’t worry as each talk will be recorded individually. By registering, you’ll receive a link after each event, allowing you to catch up on the discussion at your own pace.


Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of microbiome research with DWS and leading experts in the field. Register now to secure your access to these informative talks.

Microbiome webinar series

About Dr. Geuking:

Dr. Geuking completed his PhD in Immunology in the lab of Prof. Hans Hengartner and Nobel laureate Prof. Rolf Zinkernagel at the Institute of Experimental Immunology of the University Hospital Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland). During his PhD thesis he worked on understanding how antigen persistence, in the form donor cell microchimerism, promotes cytotoxic T cell (CTL) tolerance. Due to his continued interest in how persistent exposure to antigens impacts on the immune system, he joined the lab of Prof. Andrew Macpherson at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) for his postdoctoral studies to investigate how the immune system, T helper cells in particular, responds to colonization with intestinal commensal bacteria that form our microbiota. He demonstrated that colonization with benign commensal bacteria that are beneficial to the host results in the induction of intestinal regulatory T cells that are required to maintain immune homeostasis.

Following his postdoctoral fellowship, he joined the University of Bern (Switzerland) in 2010 as a research associate where he started to develop a model to study the antigen-specific interaction between the intestinal microbiota and the immune system. As part of a large microbiome initiative, he was recruited to the University of Calgary (Canada) in 2016 where he established his own independent research group and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases.

His group continues to work on antigen-specific crosstalk between the microbiota and the immune system including how the microbiota impacts on systemic anti-commensal or anti-viral responses as well as the role of epitope mimicry. In addition, his group is also interested in better understanding how the intestinal microbiome impacts on autoimmune disorders such as Type 1 diabetes.

For information on Don Whitley Scientific equipment:

Seán Connaughton is a technical sales consultant at Mason Technology, representing Don Whitley Scientific in Ireland. Mason Technology can supply, install, and commission any solution from the complete range of Don Whitley Scientific products including anaerobic workstations, GMP compliant workstations, hypoxic workstations, spiral platers, and jar and gassing systems.

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Seán Connaughton
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