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We are pleased to bring you the highlights of the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit that was held in Barcelona, Spain, on March 14 and 15, 2015. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM), the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), and…

Francisco Guarner

We are pleased to bring you the highlights of the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit that was held in Barcelona, Spain, on March 14 and 15, 2015. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM), the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), and…

Francisco Guarner

The 4th International Symposium on Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease was a success this year, with 946 attendees - more than a third higher than last year. Doctors, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals came to hear the latest research on the importance of the gut microbiota composition through the lifespan, the role of the microbiota in different diseases, and…

Miguel Angel Valdovinos
Prof. Valdovinos is the Director of GI Fellowship Program of the National University of Mexico, Head of the GI Motility Laboratory Department of Gastroenterology, and Director of the WGO Training Center Mexico. Dr. Valdovinos has published over 75 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and 43 book chapters. He is President of the Mexican Association of Gastroenterology and member of the Mexican Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Mexican Association of Hepatology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the National Resarch System in Mexico, among others.

The 4th International Symposium on Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease was a success this year, with 946 attendees - more than a third higher than last year. Doctors, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals came to hear the latest research on the importance of the gut microbiota composition through the lifespan, the role of the microbiota in different diseases, and…

Miguel Angel Valdovinos
Prof. Valdovinos is the Director of GI Fellowship Program of the National University of Mexico, Head of the GI Motility Laboratory Department of Gastroenterology, and Director of the WGO Training Center Mexico. Dr. Valdovinos has published over 75 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and 43 book chapters. He is President of the Mexican Association of Gastroenterology and member of the Mexican Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Mexican Association of Hepatology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the National Resarch System in Mexico, among others.

This was the 4th symposium held in Mexico on the role of the intestinal microbiota in health and disease. The topics explored during the meeting were diverse; in general, they discussed the current evidence for microbiota modulation in health and disease, with special focus on nutrition, including probiotics, and intestinal and metabolic disorders. I presented specifically on the role of…

Elena Verdú
Dr. Verdu’s research has focused on the pathophysiology of inflammatory and functional gastrointestinal disorders. She undertook clinical research training at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where she studied the interaction between chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori and gastritis in humans and the possible therapeutic role of probiotic bacteria. Her PhD studies in the Institute of Microbiology and Gnotobiology at the Czech Academy of Science and University of Lausanne focused on the effect of bacterial antigens in animal models of inflammatory bowel disease. As a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University she gained experience with animal models of gut functional diseases and investigated the mechanisms of action of probiotic bacteria. As a member of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University, Dr. Verdu investigates host-microbial and dietary interactions in the context of celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. She has been honored with the New Investigator Award (Canadian Celiac Association), the New Investigator Award (Functional Gut-Brain Research Group, USA) and the Campbell Research Award in celiac disease (Canadian Celiac Association). The American Gastroenterology Association and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology have awarded her the “Master’s in Gastroenterology Award” for basic science and “Young Investigator’s Award”, respectively. She is Associate Professor at the Division of Gastroenterology, Dep. of Medicine at McMaster University and currently directs the Axenic Gnotobiotic Unit at McMaster.

This was the 4th symposium held in Mexico on the role of the intestinal microbiota in health and disease. The topics explored during the meeting were diverse; in general, they discussed the current evidence for microbiota modulation in health and disease, with special focus on nutrition, including probiotics, and intestinal and metabolic disorders. I presented specifically on the role of…

Elena Verdú
Dr. Verdu’s research has focused on the pathophysiology of inflammatory and functional gastrointestinal disorders. She undertook clinical research training at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where she studied the interaction between chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori and gastritis in humans and the possible therapeutic role of probiotic bacteria. Her PhD studies in the Institute of Microbiology and Gnotobiology at the Czech Academy of Science and University of Lausanne focused on the effect of bacterial antigens in animal models of inflammatory bowel disease. As a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University she gained experience with animal models of gut functional diseases and investigated the mechanisms of action of probiotic bacteria. As a member of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University, Dr. Verdu investigates host-microbial and dietary interactions in the context of celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. She has been honored with the New Investigator Award (Canadian Celiac Association), the New Investigator Award (Functional Gut-Brain Research Group, USA) and the Campbell Research Award in celiac disease (Canadian Celiac Association). The American Gastroenterology Association and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology have awarded her the “Master’s in Gastroenterology Award” for basic science and “Young Investigator’s Award”, respectively. She is Associate Professor at the Division of Gastroenterology, Dep. of Medicine at McMaster University and currently directs the Axenic Gnotobiotic Unit at McMaster.

Here is a Storify selection of the best tweets gathered by Julien Tap who attended the recent EMBL Conference: The Human Microbiome, in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 10-12, 2015. ---- [View the story "EMBL Human Microbiome 2015" on Storify]

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Here is a Storify selection of the best tweets gathered by Julien Tap who attended the recent EMBL Conference: The Human Microbiome, in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 10-12, 2015. ---- [View the story "EMBL Human Microbiome 2015" on Storify]

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Topics at the IHMC 2015 meeting in Luxembourg were wide-ranging. Here are some highlights of particular interest: Sven Pettersson, Karolinska Institute, on MICROBE COMPARTMENTALIZATION Pettersson talked about possible compartmentalization of microbe-host interactions. He noted that keeping microbes within the boundaries in which they are compartmentalized is an energy-saving process. The stressed immune system consumes energy, and if the microbiome is involved in…

Fernando Aspiroz

Topics at the IHMC 2015 meeting in Luxembourg were wide-ranging. Here are some highlights of particular interest: Sven Pettersson, Karolinska Institute, on MICROBE COMPARTMENTALIZATION Pettersson talked about possible compartmentalization of microbe-host interactions. He noted that keeping microbes within the boundaries in which they are compartmentalized is an energy-saving process. The stressed immune system consumes energy, and if the microbiome is involved in…

Fernando Aspiroz

GMFH editors attended one more symposium on the microbiome before heading home from Experimental Biology! This symposium was wide-ranging - we give you the highlights below. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for April 1st" on Storify]

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

GMFH editors attended one more symposium on the microbiome before heading home from Experimental Biology! This symposium was wide-ranging - we give you the highlights below. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for April 1st" on Storify]

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

This is an update, on a rainy March 31, 2015, live from the 5th Congress of the International Human Microbiome Consortium, held in LuxExpo, Luxembourg. Here we are again, after the Hangzhou meeting 18 months ago, in Europe this time. We are all expecting another nice meeting and indeed the plenary sessions of the afternoon did set the pace nicely. Joe…

Fernando Aspiroz

This is an update, on a rainy March 31, 2015, live from the 5th Congress of the International Human Microbiome Consortium, held in LuxExpo, Luxembourg. Here we are again, after the Hangzhou meeting 18 months ago, in Europe this time. We are all expecting another nice meeting and indeed the plenary sessions of the afternoon did set the pace nicely. Joe…

Fernando Aspiroz

GMFH editors had to do a lot of session-hopping today to cover the microbiome sessions at Experimental Biology! Below are the highlights from selected talks. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for March 31st" on Storify]

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

GMFH editors had to do a lot of session-hopping today to cover the microbiome sessions at Experimental Biology! Below are the highlights from selected talks. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for March 31st" on Storify]

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

We are pleased to bring you the highlights of selected microbiome sessions at Experimental Biology on Monday, March 30th. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for March 30th" on Storify]

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

We are pleased to bring you the highlights of selected microbiome sessions at Experimental Biology on Monday, March 30th. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for March 30th" on Storify]

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

GMFH editors are attending Experimental Biology 2015 this week in Boston! We are keeping tabs on the microbiome sessions for you - here are the highlights of selected sessions on Sunday, March 29th. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for March 29th" on Storify]

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

GMFH editors are attending Experimental Biology 2015 this week in Boston! We are keeping tabs on the microbiome sessions for you - here are the highlights of selected sessions on Sunday, March 29th. [View the story "Experimental Biology 2015: Selected Microbiome Session Highlights for March 29th" on Storify]

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