Harnessing microbiome and probiotic research in sub-Saharan Africa: recommendations from an African workshop

Microbiome. 2014 Apr 16;2:12. doi: 10.1186/2049-2618-2-12. eCollection 2014.


To augment capacity-building for microbiome and probiotic research in Africa, a workshop was held in Nairobi, Kenya, at which researchers discussed human, animal, insect, and agricultural microbiome and probiotics/prebiotics topics. Five recommendations were made to promote future basic and translational research that benefits Africans.