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Microbiome Seminar Series - Millan Patel

June 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

2215 Wesbrook Mall

3402 A&B


Amniotic fluid metagenomics
Millan Patel
Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Dept of Medical Genetics; Co-founder and Research Director for the Rare Disease Foundation
UBC MS-NMO Program

Microbiome seminar series - Wednesday, June 14th
Presenter: Millan Patel
Presentation: Amniotic fluid metagenomics

Time: 12:00 -1:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health [DMCBH], 3402 A&B

Address: 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5
Directions: Enter through main doors of DMCBH and take elevator up to 3rd floor. Make a right off the elevator and walk through the glass doors. You will be able to see us.

Millan Patel obtained his MD and Masters in Genetics degrees at the University of Alberta and completed residency training in Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto. Millan studied bone physiology in post-doctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a co-founder and Research Director for the Rare Disease Foundation and is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. He currently uses amniotic fluid metagenomics to screen for viral triggers of preterm birth and selected birth defects.

What: A monthly Microbiome seminar series including speakers and journal club

Why: The goal of this seminar series is to provide a focal point for trainees, PIs and other interested individuals to discuss and learn about the microbiome. While an overarching theme is the microbiome and its relation to brain health, a much broader range of topics on the microbiome will be covered as skills, techniques and study design are transferable across disciplines, body sites and ecosystems.

Who: All are invited; of relevant to anyone interested in the microbiome. This series is dependent on participation - please consider volunteering for journal club - talk to your PI about presenting. Contact us!

If anyone is available to present at the upcoming dates, we do have openings in 2017. Please let me know if you would like to present.

Join email blasts about upcoming sessions: Please contact Michelle Eisner at
Faculty: Dr Helen Tremlett.
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Neuroepidemiology and Multiple Sclerosis
Faculty of Medicine (Neurology). Web-site:

Michelle Eisner | Program Coordinator
UBC MS Connect Education Program | University of British Columbia
S195-2211 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 2B5
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