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Our research explores how the changing relationships between our microorganisms and our cells affect our health.

Millions of microorganisms live in and on our bodies forming microbiomes on different surfaces. Researchers in the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions study our relationship with these bacteria and fungi in health or in oral and systemic diseases such as periodontitis, candidiasis, oral cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Our academic researchers have come together from different disciplines including microbiology, immunology, data science and epidemiology. They examine the mechanisms of diseases caused by specific microorganisms or linked with an altered microbiome composition and the burden of disease in human populations.

Our research can have far-reaching impact, identifying potential new ways in which to treat a range of diseases and uncover preventative measures that keep us and our microbiomes healthy.