Journal of IiMER Volume 10 Issue 1 IIMEC11 June 2016 PRESENTERS including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome. Modulation of the immune system can also stimulate bystander resistance to pathogens. Human prokaryotic viromes are relatively stable but they can be altered by diet and disease and this can influence the diversity of the microbiota. Changes in prokaryotic virus populations can lead to gene transfer able to influence microbial antibiotic resistance, virulence and metabolism. Recent work shows that the diversity of the enteric virome increases during inflammatory bowel disease and that this can reduce the diversity of microbial communities leading to dysbiosis and inflammation. We have developed methods to study the enteric virome of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME to see if similar changes occur during the development of this debilitating disease. Professor Don Staines The National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Griffiths University, Australia Dr Staines is a public health physician at Gold Coast Population Health Unit. He has worked in health services management and public health practice in Australia and overseas. His interests include collaborative health initiatives with other countries as well as cross-disciplinary initiatives within health. Communicable diseases as well as post infectious fatigue syndromes are his main research interests. A keen supporter of the Griffith University Medical School, he enjoys teaching and other opportunities to promote awareness of public health in the medical curriculum. ABSTRACT: Not available at time of going to press – will be added later. Invest in ME (Charity Nr. 1114035) www.investinme.org Page 65 of 77

66 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication