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Keio University WPI-Bio2Q 1st Anniversary Internal Event

December 12, 2023

On Tuesday, December 14, Keio University WPI-Bio2Q will hold the 1st Anniversary Internal Event at the Shinanomachi Campus.

Venue: 1F Lounge, Center for Integrated Medical Research

(Open to Keio University WPI-Bio2Q related parties)

16:30 – 17:00 Anniversary event

17:00 – 20:00 Reception

★We will be taking pictures and video at the event and reception to create promotional videos for WPI-Bio2Q.

The pictures including the participants will be published on the web and SNS.

★If you are not feeling well, please let us know. You may be asked not to come in.

WPI-Bio2Q is a world-class research center located at Keio University. It conducts research on the connections and interactions between the microbiome present in the human body and various organs and tissues. By bringing together diverse knowledge and expertise, it is creating a new interdisciplinary research field aimed at unraveling the mechanisms that maintain health in the human body.

There are trillions of microorganisms present on every surface of our bodies, such as the skin and the intestinal tract. The coexistence of humans and microorganisms is a highly important research theme when considering our health, bodily functions, and disease prevention. The collection of microorganisms known as the microbiome engages in complex interactions with the body. At Bio2Q, we are researching these interactions taking place between the body and the microbiome.

To maintain our health, it has become evident that not only should each organ fulfill its respective roles, but also the interplay between organs is crucial. The body, with its many organs and microbiome, forms a network like a cycle, enabling it to adapt rapidly to environmental changes. Conversely, when such networks break down, they can become the root causes of various diseases. At Bio2Q, we study the connections and functions between multiple organs, probing into the mechanisms that sustain health and the causes of diseases.

 

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