Brain & Biome at Lifestyle Medicine 2018

The two hottest topics in science and medicine came together on one very special evening on 17th August 2018 at the Sofitel in Brisbane, with over 520 health professionals in attendance.

Hosted by Dr Joanna McMillan, as seen on ABC Catalyst’s ‘Gut Revolution’, the evening featured seven TED-style talks, panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.

Video of the entire evening is now available for viewing below. Powerpoint slides are also included where available. Enter full screen mode for best resolution.

About Dr Joanna

Dr Joanna McMillan’s ever-growing following is the result of her high profile within the media, health and fitness industries. Having completed a Bachelor Degree in Science with First Class Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics in Scotland, Joanna moved to Australia and won a scholarship to complete her PhD with The University of Sydney.

Today, Joanna is the founder of Get Lean and a regular on Australian television and radio. She has authored six books with the latest being Get Lean Stay Lean. She has a weekly column in Sunday Life and writes for several magazines and online blogs. She is also a proud ambassador for Diabetes Australia, the Skin & Cancer Foundation and FoodBank NSW/ACT.

For more information about Dr Joanna McMillan please visit



Emeritus Prof John Tagg

Our indispensable microbial zoo: From birth, till death, do us part (no slides)

Prof Michael Fenech

Preventing brain ageing with personalised nutritional genomics (slides)

Prof Margaret Morris

How does diet shape us?: Microbiome, brain and beyond (slides)

Prof Zoltan Sarnyai

Stress and resilience: How do the microbiome and the brain talk to each other? (slides)

Prof Thomas Borody

The effects of ‘trans-poosion’ on brain and biome: Cases of Faecal Transplant Therapy (slides)

Prof Felice Jacka

Food environment with the implications for gut health for the human race (slides)

Dr Darren Morton

Why a happy brain is good for you: Emotional vitality and physical health (slides)

Q&A and panel discussion