Gut Microbiota Research & Practice is a section dedicated to promoting knowledge-sharing and debate among researchers, scientists and healthcare professionals. You will find a selection of discussions about articles from scientific literature as well as other content including interviews with experts, event reports, and special publications.

#GMFH2014 interviews: Prof. Balfour Sartor

16 May 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Discover the first video interview from our Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2014 serie. The event took place in Miami, Florida, USA on March 8-9, 2014. Prof. Balfour Sartor hosted a workshop on the role of intestinal microbiota in

A Nature Medicine paper by Hitesh S Deshmukh and colleagues from the Division of Neonatology, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsilvania, USA reports an important aspect to the use of antibiotics in the integrity of the immune system in the newborn.

The 2014 World Digestive Health Day

9 May 2014

by Kristina Campbell

The World Gastroenterology Organisation has designated May 29, 2014 as this year’s World Digestive Health Day (WDHD). On this occasion, professionals across the globe will highlight gut health for the public and bring awareness to the profession of gastroenterology. Since

Dr. Tomas de Wouters covered #GMFH2014 the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit which took place from March 8th to March 9th, 2014 in Miami. We have asked him his feedback on the event. You can follow Tomas here on and on Twitter @tdewouters.

At the occasion of the "New therapies in coeliac disease" conference hosted by Columbia University in New-York on March 20, 2014, Dr. Elena Verdú, our expert in Nutrition, is sharing with us the last trends in research in the field of

Joseph Nathaniel Paulson (@dorageh) and Paul Igor Costea (@CosteaPaul) are both mathematical and computer scientists. Their studies focus on processing large metagenomic data, specifically with gut microbiota and health in mind. They have corresponded recently through articles about normalization methods

Metagenomics helps to assess the gut resistome

16 Apr 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Elena Buelow published under Willem van Schaik's supervision her work about the monitoring of patients in intensive care units to assess the selective digestive decontamination using a metagenomics approach. She accepted to give us highlights of her study which give

Dr Tom van den Bogert focused his research on small intestinal microbiota combining cutting edge omics method like metagenomics. He accepted to give us more detailed information about his work conducted in TIFN framework. We advise our readers to follow him on

Research Director at INRA, Joël is Scientific Director of MetaGenoPolis ( He is the leader of the team ‘functionalities of the intestinal ecosystem’ within the Micalis Institute “Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health” ( and scientific board member of