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.

Workshops at the GMFH 2013

17 May 2013

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We have composed short summaries of the workshops that were organized during the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit (Madrid, February 2013).   Here is the list of workshops: “Gut Microbiota and functional bowel disorders” “Gut Microbiota and brain function” “Probiotics

Some of My Best Friends Are Germs

16 May 2013

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American journalist Michael Pollan shares his experience with the American Gut Project and gives a full overview on the human microbiome as we know it today. "Here were the names of the hundreds of bacterial species that call me home.

Sessions of the GMFH 2013

14 May 2013

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Below you can access the entire content of the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit that took place in Madrid (February 2013). All the sessions are accessible and include scientific presentations, workshop outputs and discussions.  

The microbiome and rheumatoid arthritis

13 May 2013

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Humans are not (and have never been) alone. From the moment we are born, millions of micro-organisms populate our bodies and coexist with us rather peacefully for the rest of our lives. This microbiome represents the totality of micro-organisms (and

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