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The Harvard Probiotics Symposium, “Gut health, microbiota & probiotics throughout the lifespan: Metabolic & brain function”, was held on September 15th and 16th at Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA). The first day of the conference, moderated by Samuel Klein of Washington University School of Medicine (USA), was dedicated to the role of microbiota and probiotics in metabolic function—first in…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

The Harvard Probiotics Symposium, “Gut health, microbiota & probiotics throughout the lifespan: Metabolic & brain function”, was held on September 15th and 16th at Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA). The first day of the conference, moderated by Samuel Klein of Washington University School of Medicine (USA), was dedicated to the role of microbiota and probiotics in metabolic function—first in…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

The inaugural Mucosal Immunology Course and Symposium were held in Toronto (Canada) July 27-30, 2016, with specific focus on the microbiota and mucosal immunity in health and disease.  The “Principles of Mucosal Immunology” course, held one day prior to the symposium, featured a full day of talks by experts in the field of mucosal immunology. The speakers provided a comprehensive…

Heather Galipeau
Heather Galipeau is a Research Associate at McMaster University (Canada) where she is researching dietary and microbial interactions in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from McMaster University in Elena Verdu’s lab, during which she found that the small intestinal microbial background influences the degree of immuno-pathology triggered by dietary antigens, such as gluten.

The inaugural Mucosal Immunology Course and Symposium were held in Toronto (Canada) July 27-30, 2016, with specific focus on the microbiota and mucosal immunity in health and disease.  The “Principles of Mucosal Immunology” course, held one day prior to the symposium, featured a full day of talks by experts in the field of mucosal immunology. The speakers provided a comprehensive…

Heather Galipeau
Heather Galipeau is a Research Associate at McMaster University (Canada) where she is researching dietary and microbial interactions in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from McMaster University in Elena Verdu’s lab, during which she found that the small intestinal microbial background influences the degree of immuno-pathology triggered by dietary antigens, such as gluten.

Digestive Disease Week 2016 was held in San Diego during the month of May, where the role of the intestinal microbiota in health and disease continues to be a major topic in gastroenterology. This year, the functional role of the microbiota was especially highlighted in both clinical and basic science sessions, where there was a focus on microbiota transfer studies…

Heather Galipeau
Heather Galipeau is a Research Associate at McMaster University (Canada) where she is researching dietary and microbial interactions in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from McMaster University in Elena Verdu’s lab, during which she found that the small intestinal microbial background influences the degree of immuno-pathology triggered by dietary antigens, such as gluten.

Digestive Disease Week 2016 was held in San Diego during the month of May, where the role of the intestinal microbiota in health and disease continues to be a major topic in gastroenterology. This year, the functional role of the microbiota was especially highlighted in both clinical and basic science sessions, where there was a focus on microbiota transfer studies…

Heather Galipeau
Heather Galipeau is a Research Associate at McMaster University (Canada) where she is researching dietary and microbial interactions in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from McMaster University in Elena Verdu’s lab, during which she found that the small intestinal microbial background influences the degree of immuno-pathology triggered by dietary antigens, such as gluten.

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, in its 15th year, held its 2016 Annual Meeting June 7th to 9th in Turku, Finland. Prof. Seppo Salminen, who has more publications on probiotics than any other researcher globally, was the local host. The program featured a broad cross-section of speakers and topics, a vibrant poster session comprising 32 abstracts from students…

Mary Ellen Sanders
Mary Ellen Sanders is a consultant in the area of probiotic microbiology, with special expertise on paths to scientific substantiation of probiotic product label claims. Dr. Sanders served as the founding president of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) and is currently the organization’s Director of Scientific Affairs/ Executive Officer. This international, non-profit association of academic and industrial scientists is dedicated to advancing the science of probiotics and prebiotics (www.isapp.net). Through numerous written, oral and video pieces, including a website, www.usprobiotics.org, she strives to provide objective, evidence-based information on probiotics for consumers and professionals. Key activities include: Panels to determine GRAS status of probiotic strains ; member of the American Gastroenterological Association Scientific Advisory Board for AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education ; World Gastroenterology Organisation Committee preparing practice guidelines for the use of probiotics and prebiotics for GI indications (2008, 2011, 2014) ; working group convened by the FAO/WHO that developed guidelines for probiotics (2002).

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, in its 15th year, held its 2016 Annual Meeting June 7th to 9th in Turku, Finland. Prof. Seppo Salminen, who has more publications on probiotics than any other researcher globally, was the local host. The program featured a broad cross-section of speakers and topics, a vibrant poster session comprising 32 abstracts from students…

Mary Ellen Sanders
Mary Ellen Sanders is a consultant in the area of probiotic microbiology, with special expertise on paths to scientific substantiation of probiotic product label claims. Dr. Sanders served as the founding president of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) and is currently the organization’s Director of Scientific Affairs/ Executive Officer. This international, non-profit association of academic and industrial scientists is dedicated to advancing the science of probiotics and prebiotics (www.isapp.net). Through numerous written, oral and video pieces, including a website, www.usprobiotics.org, she strives to provide objective, evidence-based information on probiotics for consumers and professionals. Key activities include: Panels to determine GRAS status of probiotic strains ; member of the American Gastroenterological Association Scientific Advisory Board for AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education ; World Gastroenterology Organisation Committee preparing practice guidelines for the use of probiotics and prebiotics for GI indications (2008, 2011, 2014) ; working group convened by the FAO/WHO that developed guidelines for probiotics (2002).

The 5th edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit took place in Miami, Florida, USA, March 5 & 6, 2016. As a collaboration between two medical societies — The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM) – along with its partner organizations, the European Crohn‘s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), this edition…

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The 5th edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit took place in Miami, Florida, USA, March 5 & 6, 2016. As a collaboration between two medical societies — The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM) – along with its partner organizations, the European Crohn‘s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), this edition…

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The 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit is set to take place in Miami, Florida (USA) on March 5th and 6th, 2016. Building on the 2015 conference, the event will bring together scientific researchers, healthcare professionals and press to learn the latest information related to the gut microbiota. As a collaboration between two medical societies -- The American Gastroenterological…

GMFH Editing Team
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The 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit is set to take place in Miami, Florida (USA) on March 5th and 6th, 2016. Building on the 2015 conference, the event will bring together scientific researchers, healthcare professionals and press to learn the latest information related to the gut microbiota. As a collaboration between two medical societies -- The American Gastroenterological…

GMFH Editing Team
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Editorial from Gail Hecht Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit Abundant evidence shows that particular aspects of human health and disease are attributable to the trillions of microbes that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Consider that the number of unique genes contributed by the gut microbiota…

Gail Hecht
Dr. Hecht is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her initial faculty appointment was at the University of Illinois Chicago where she rose through the ranks to Professor and was appointed Chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. She relocated to Loyola in her current position in January 2013. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of a new journal Gut Microbes published by Landes Bioscience. Dr. Hecht has been very active in the American Gastroenterological Association functioning as Chair of the Intestinal Disorders Section of the AGA Council, as Basic Research Councilor to the Governing Board and ultimately serving as President from 2009-2010, only the second woman to serve in that capacity.

Editorial from Gail Hecht Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit Abundant evidence shows that particular aspects of human health and disease are attributable to the trillions of microbes that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Consider that the number of unique genes contributed by the gut microbiota…

Gail Hecht
Dr. Hecht is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her initial faculty appointment was at the University of Illinois Chicago where she rose through the ranks to Professor and was appointed Chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. She relocated to Loyola in her current position in January 2013. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of a new journal Gut Microbes published by Landes Bioscience. Dr. Hecht has been very active in the American Gastroenterological Association functioning as Chair of the Intestinal Disorders Section of the AGA Council, as Basic Research Councilor to the Governing Board and ultimately serving as President from 2009-2010, only the second woman to serve in that capacity.

Mark your calendar and join the gut microbiota & health community in the 2016 edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit that will be held in Miami, Florida, USA, on March 5 & 6, 2016! The fifth edition of the Gut Summit is organized by the American Gastroenterological Association and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility in partnership…

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Mark your calendar and join the gut microbiota & health community in the 2016 edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit that will be held in Miami, Florida, USA, on March 5 & 6, 2016! The fifth edition of the Gut Summit is organized by the American Gastroenterological Association and the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility in partnership…

GMFH Editing Team
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The Third International Congress of Translational Research in Human Nutrition (ICTRHN) took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 26 & 27, 2015. This post is an overview of the final ICTRHN symposium on clinical implications. (See here and here for the rest of the GMFH coverage of ICTRHN.) Prof. Karine Clément, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, France -- Microbiota in…

Fernando Aspiroz

The Third International Congress of Translational Research in Human Nutrition (ICTRHN) took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 26 & 27, 2015. This post is an overview of the final ICTRHN symposium on clinical implications. (See here and here for the rest of the GMFH coverage of ICTRHN.) Prof. Karine Clément, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, France -- Microbiota in…

Fernando Aspiroz

At the second PreProSim -- Brazilian Congress on Pre, Pro and Synbiotics --, several sessions on June 16th covered the topic of metabolic disorders and obesity. Koen Venema, Top Institute Food & Nutrition [TIFN], the Netherlands - Prebiotics and probiotics in metabolic syndrome Koen Venema says transplant studies show the microbiota can induce obesity. He introduced a review on the topic…

Fernando Aspiroz

At the second PreProSim -- Brazilian Congress on Pre, Pro and Synbiotics --, several sessions on June 16th covered the topic of metabolic disorders and obesity. Koen Venema, Top Institute Food & Nutrition [TIFN], the Netherlands - Prebiotics and probiotics in metabolic syndrome Koen Venema says transplant studies show the microbiota can induce obesity. He introduced a review on the topic…

Fernando Aspiroz