Introducing the Sporobiome: Human Microbiology Institute to Present at ASM Microbe 2017


NEW YORK (April 17, 2017) – Human Microbiology Institute, a not-for-profit scientific research organization, today announced that George Tetz and Victor Tetz will present data for the research study  “INTRODUCING THE SPOROBIOME: AN UNEXPLORED NEXUS OF RESISTOME AND NOVEL HUMAN PATHOGENS” as an oral presentation at the ASM Microbe 2017 Conference (June 1–5, 2017, New Orleans, LA).

“In this study, we first outline the necessity of characterizing spore-forming bacteria as an independent functional group.  Such differentiation is critical for exploring the cross-talk between the sporobiome and other components of the microbiome and will allow a better understanding of the implications of the sporobiota and sporobiome in a variety of pathologies,”  said Dr. V. Tetz, the head of the scientific core of Human Microbiology Institute.

Unrelated spore-forming bacteria share unique characteristics stemming from the presence of highly resistant endospores (including the resistance to antibiotics), leading to similar challenges in health and disease. These characteristics are related to the presence of these highly transmissible spores, which are commonly spread within the environment and are implicated in host-to-host transmission. In humans, spore-forming bacteria may contribute to a variety of pathological processes that share similar characteristics, including persistence, chronicity, relapses, immune responses and a complicated interplay with the host microbiota.

“Our research focuses on understanding particular role of spore-forming bacteria in human health and the spread of antibiotic resistance.” said George Tetz, head of R&D department for the Human Microbiology Institute. “We outlined that the transmission of spore-forming bacteria has implications for the spread of antimicrobial resistance and the transfer of resistance genes from the environmental resistome into human commensals and pathogens.”

Additional information will be presented  at the ASM Microbe 2017 Conference.

Integrating ASM’s two premier events, General Meeting and ICAAC, the all-new ASM Microbe 2017 showcases the best microbial sciences in the world and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application.