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Speakers: Giovanni Barbara (Italy), Magnus Simren (Sweden)   Prof. Barbara highlighted the fact that there is increasing evidence indicating that the gut microbiota may be involved in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). FGIDs are a group

Workshop 2: Gut microbiota and brain function

15 Apr 2013

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Speakers: Emeran Mayer (USA), Premysl Bercik (Canada)   Prof. Mayer gave an introductory overview of the different aspects of the topic, stressing that the tight interplay between brain, gut and gut microbiota is based on a highly complex network of

Moderator: Francisco Guarner – Speakers: Karen Scott, Colin Hill   Karen Scott’s presentation was designed as a pedagogical introduction to the notion of prebiotics. She put forward the definition given in Gibson et al 2010:  “Prebiotics are a selectively fermented

Workshop 4: Dysbiosis in IBD

15 Apr 2013

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Speakers: Dirk Haller (Germany), Balfour Sartor (USA)   Prof. Haller started his presentation by pointing out that “dysbiosis” is not a good term, because nobody knows what dysbiosis really means. To be able to understand what dysbiosis is, you would

Workshop 5: Faecal microbiota transplantation

15 Apr 2013

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Speakers: Anne Vrieze (Netherlands), Lawrence Brandt (USA)   Dr Vrieze’s talk focused on faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a therapy for metabolic syndrome and C. difficile inflammation (CDI), under the guiding question whether the lacking diversity of the gut microbiota,

Moderated by Paul W O'Toole and Joël Doré (@dorejoel)   Moderators aimed to make technical differences between the two categories of microbial community analysis, to help understand methods involved in gut microbiota analysis and to answer clinical questions involving analysis

A video from the GMFH 2013

8 Apr 2013

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A video with some key speakers from the GMFH 2013, Dr James Versalovic, Dr Francisco Guarner, Dr Fernando Azpiroz, Dr Lawrence Brandt and Dr Gary Wu. The following subjects are dealt with:   • Microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract

Can you tell us about your experience prior to Enterome?   PR: I worked for 14 years as a general practitioner, a family doctor and even as a country doctor. I think it’s worth mentioning because my interest for gut

We interviewed Prof. Joël Doré, Head of Research at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique), at the 2nd Gut Microbiota for Health Summit, in order to find out more about gut microbiota. Prof Doré’s

Dr Liou brings her light about gastric bypass

1 Apr 2013

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Dr Alice Liou, first author of a recent article published in Science Translational Medicine,  gives us some clarification about gastric bypass effect on intestinal microbiota.   1) What is your background ?   I am a gastrointestinal physiologist with an