Heidelberg: Dr. Jasminka Hasić participated in the EMBO/EMBL Symposium: The Human Microbiome


From September 16 to September 19, 2018, a conference called " EMBO/EMBL Symposium: The Human Microbiome" was held in Heidelberg, Germany.

The conference was attended by representatives of the International University of Sarajevo, Dr. Jasminka Hasić and MA student Azra Musić Kilic.

Dr. Jasminka Hasić Telalović presented her poster entitled: Data science and microbiome. Poster was also written by students Azra Music Kilic and Dzana Basic.

Human microbiota - the collection of microbes living in and on our body - has a significant impact on human health and well-being. They have been associated with numerous diseases, yet we have barely understood their role in the context of life-style and genetics. Various initiatives are underway around the world to survey the human microbiota at several body sites, characterize them, understand their interactions with the human hosts, elucidate their role in diseases, and design possible therapeutic or dietary interventions. There is a new wave of studies mining the human microbiota for bioactive compounds such as antibiotics, and for characterizing specific microbial strains. This conference provided plentiful opportunities for researchers to learn about and to connect to important developments in studying the human microbiota.

Session Topics

Microbes and us: A complex ecosystem

Bioinformatics for the microbiome

Microbiome in nutrition and metabolism

Microbiome in gut-brain axis

Synthetic biology

Novel techniques for microbial ecology

Antimicrobials from the microbiome

IUS representatives had the opportunity to get acquainted with many experts in the IT sector, as well as to present the IUS.