Event, 12/01/2023

8th Annual BVNS Symposium - 22nd March 2023

Microbiome And the Brain


8th Annual BVNS Symposium

Wednesday 22nd March 2023, Manchester Central

“Microbiome and the brain”



8:30-9:15        Registration & Coffee

09:15-9:30      BVNS President - Welcome & Introduction


09:30-10:30    Professor Fulvio D'Acquisto, University of Roehampton, London. Honorary Professor of Immunopharmacology, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

“The immunological side of emotions and feelings. What’s s..t got to do with it?”


10:30-11:15    Dr Karen Scott, Senior Research Fellow, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, UK.

“Investigating the role of the gut microbiota in Alzheimer’s Dementia, a case study”


11:15-11:45 COFFEE BREAK


11:45-12:30    Professor Stephen Sawcer, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK.

“Multiple sclerosis: MUA in humans?”


12:30-13:15    Professor Nick Jeffery, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA.

“Microbiome and MUO


13:15-14:15    LUNCH


14:15-15:00    Professor Holger Volk. Department for Small Animal Diseases, Small Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany.

“Gut microbiome as a natural bioreactor to battle epilepsy”


15:00-16:30    Clinical Research Abstracts

(Submission deadline 20th February, 9pm; the presenting author will receive a free entrance voucher to the 2024 BVNS Symposium)


16:30-17:00    Closing remarks and AGM



CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The deadline for abstract submission is the 20th February 2023. Please see the BVNS website for further information