In this free online course by Wageningen University & Research, instructed by Clara Belzer, you will learn how to distinguish fact from fiction about the role of the microbiome in health and disease: how the human microbiome plays an important role in maintaining normal gut function, digesting certain nutrients, early life development, behavior and disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity and diabetes.

This course is intended for healthcare professionals, but anyone with an interest in the human microbiome is welcome to join. Some knowledge on microbiology is recommended.