Seminar: Micronutrients and microbes: Some things we know and many things we don't

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 12:00to13:00
Room 1201 and Online, McGill School of Population and Global Health, 2001 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G1, CA

Join us for the second seminar of the DGPH seminar series with Dr. Brian Ward, MD, former director of JD MacLean Tropical Diseases Center and Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University. Dr. Ward will deliver a talk titled Micronutrients and microbes: Some things we know and many things we don't".


Micronutrients play important roles in the homeostasis of everything from bacteria to plants to people. Many are double-edged swords that can have negative effects when either too much or too little is available. Several have significant impact at the interface between people/animals and both microbial partners and pathogens. Micronutrients are also 'big business'. The advantages and disadvantages of holistic versus reductionist approaches to micronutrient science will be discussed using examples from day-to-day life and global initiatives.

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