Revealing the skin microbiota

Revealing the skin microbiota

25 Oct 2017, 11:30 - 12:00

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel


Seeing is believing. For far too long the microbiome world we carry around with us has been the 'elephant in the room'. Text book diagrams rarely show the presence of microbial communities on the skin, yet all of us know that they play an important role in the skin's well-being. To help clear up confusion and inspire 'intelligent' new product development, this session will give delegates:

  • An overview of the skin microbiota
  • A knowledge of skin ecology, which is essential for understanding the formation, composition and control of the skin microbiota
  • An appreciation of the composition of the skin microbiota at different body sites



  • Michael Wilson


    Professor of Microbiology

    University College London

    Professor Michael Wilson is emeritus Professor of Microbiology at University College London, where he has worked since 1983.  In recognition of his...

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