Wednesday 13:00-13:40 Industry Theatre 1

Manipulation of the gut microbiome in colonic health and disease

What is the evidence-base supporting the manipulation of the gut microbiome in colonic health and disease? And how does this apply to Gastroenterologists’ daily practice? This symposium will help Gastroenterologists better understand, appraise, and interpret the evidence concerning the gut microbiome in colonic disease, and will review the latest evidence in gut microbiome manipulation – from FMT to live biotherapeutics – while exploring the implications this may have on Gastroenterologists’ daily practice.

Chair: Dr Chris Lamb MBBS MRCP MRes PhD PGCertClinEd, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Immunity & Inflammation, Newcastle University. Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


  • Professor Tariq Iqbal: Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Birmingham, Director and co-founder of UoB’s Microbiome Treatment Centre, and FMT lead in the UK Gut Microbiome for Health expert Panel.
  • Dr. Mohammed Nabil Quraishi: Consultant Gastroenterologist at the University of Birmingham, Clinical & Scientific Advisor for UoB’s Microbiome Treatment Centre, and member of the BSG Gut Microbiota Health Expert Panel.