February 20, 2020

Puppet masters – human and microbiota, who controls what?


Do not miss the fifth Café Scientifique event! This time associate professor Eglė Lastauskienė from Vilnius University Life Sciences Center will give us a lecture “Puppet masters – human and microbiota, who controls what?“.

Obesity, depression, sleep disorders, lack of movement and other problems in modern society are of great concern. Research has shown that the gut microbiota can help the body to fight these problems. The gut microbiota acts on the host by regulating the activity of the vagus nerve, stopping the growth of pathogenic bacteria and helping the body digest various products. Currently, regional studies on the microbiota are gaining more attention. Nutrition and lifestyle habits vary significantly across geographic parts of Europe and are important for the formation of the gut microbiota. The data on the influence of the skin microbiota on human quality of life is also increasing. So who controls what, why a happy person needs happy bacteria, let’s talk about it in a lecture.

THE EVENT IS FREE and suitable for everyone interested in science!

The event will be held at bar “Čingis” (Address: Jono Basanavičiaus street 8a, Vilnius, Lithuania), on March 10th, at 6 pm.

Important notice: the lecture will be given in Lithuanian language!

Open Readings sur Jeudi 20 février 2020

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context. Lectures are given by enthusiastic scientists in a simple and engaging way. Café Scientifique is an open space for disscusions, that aims to induce society’s interest in science by showing that science is accessible for everyone. Café Scientifique events are dedicated for the upcoming “Open Readings 2020” conference.

Café Scientifique event is sponsored by: EPS Young Minds (YMCA2020A01), SPIE Student Chapter Vilnius University, OSA Vilnius University Student Chapter.