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Earlier this year, the American Gut Project branched out across the Atlantic with the launch of The British Gut Project. Dr. Tim Spector, the project lead, spoke with GMFH about the endeavor. Tim Spector, of London, UK, is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London, as well as the Director of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology…

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

Earlier this year, the American Gut Project branched out across the Atlantic with the launch of The British Gut Project. Dr. Tim Spector, the project lead, spoke with GMFH about the endeavor. Tim Spector, of London, UK, is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London, as well as the Director of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology…

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

Since 2013, thousands of people have been voluntarily sending samples of microbes from their bodies to the laboratory of Dr. Rob Knight in Boulder, Colorado. The samples are analyzed as part of the American Gut project, a citizen science endeavor funded by the participants themselves. Since American Gut is based on open-source, open-access principles, the data has not disappeared behind…

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

Since 2013, thousands of people have been voluntarily sending samples of microbes from their bodies to the laboratory of Dr. Rob Knight in Boulder, Colorado. The samples are analyzed as part of the American Gut project, a citizen science endeavor funded by the participants themselves. Since American Gut is based on open-source, open-access principles, the data has not disappeared behind…

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 American Microbiome Institute (AMI), established in 2013, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance microbiome science and education. William Bonificio and David McKeon, the co-founders and co-CEOs, have assembled a scientific advisory board that includes Martin Blaser, Rob Knight, and other prominent scientists. Bonificio represented the AMI at the recent Harvard Probiotics Symposium, and sat down with GMFH to talk about…

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 American Microbiome Institute (AMI), established in 2013, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance microbiome science and education. William Bonificio and David McKeon, the co-founders and co-CEOs, have assembled a scientific advisory board that includes Martin Blaser, Rob Knight, and other prominent scientists. Bonificio represented the AMI at the recent Harvard Probiotics Symposium, and sat down with GMFH to talk about…

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 Microbiota 2014 World Congress in Paris has gathered more than 500 participants from the scientific community and from the industry. These 2 days have been the occasion for top quality scientific presentations and exciting discussions on the recent advances in the field, as well as on the impacts and perspectives of microbiota on health and diseases. Research on the…

Mélanie Mitchell
Mélanie Mitchell studied biotechnology engineering at the National Engineering School of Luminy (ESIL) in Marseilles, France. After fruitful working experiences in varied fields, from Microbial Fuel Cells to Biogas production management, she has joined the research group led by Dr François Leulier, at the Functional Genomics Institute of Lyon (IGFL). The team aims at deciphering the molecular dialogue governing the mutualistic interaction between intestinal bacteria and their host. She is currently working at the meeting point between fundamental research and applied technologies, and strongly believes that building bridges between public research and the industry will create many exciting and challenging perspectives in the near future.

The Microbiota 2014 World Congress in Paris has gathered more than 500 participants from the scientific community and from the industry. These 2 days have been the occasion for top quality scientific presentations and exciting discussions on the recent advances in the field, as well as on the impacts and perspectives of microbiota on health and diseases. Research on the…

Mélanie Mitchell
Mélanie Mitchell studied biotechnology engineering at the National Engineering School of Luminy (ESIL) in Marseilles, France. After fruitful working experiences in varied fields, from Microbial Fuel Cells to Biogas production management, she has joined the research group led by Dr François Leulier, at the Functional Genomics Institute of Lyon (IGFL). The team aims at deciphering the molecular dialogue governing the mutualistic interaction between intestinal bacteria and their host. She is currently working at the meeting point between fundamental research and applied technologies, and strongly believes that building bridges between public research and the industry will create many exciting and challenging perspectives in the near future.

The 2nd congress on targeting microbiota was held at Institut Pasteur in Paris on October 16-17, 2014. Professor Marvin Edeas, chairman of the scientific committee, warned the attendees about avoiding speculation where the challenge might be prevention instead of finding treatment. This should constitute a step "towards clinical revolution". To introduce this state of the art session, Pierre-Henri Gouyon, French National…

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The 2nd congress on targeting microbiota was held at Institut Pasteur in Paris on October 16-17, 2014. Professor Marvin Edeas, chairman of the scientific committee, warned the attendees about avoiding speculation where the challenge might be prevention instead of finding treatment. This should constitute a step "towards clinical revolution". To introduce this state of the art session, Pierre-Henri Gouyon, French National…

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Thirty organizations from fifteen countries are coming together to conduct gut microbiome research in a new project called MyNewGut. Professor Yolanda Sanz has been appointed MyNewGut's project coordinator and leads the project's human intervention trials on the gut microbiome's ability to metabolise nutrients and influence energy balance. She is a Professor of Research at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the…

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

Thirty organizations from fifteen countries are coming together to conduct gut microbiome research in a new project called MyNewGut. Professor Yolanda Sanz has been appointed MyNewGut's project coordinator and leads the project's human intervention trials on the gut microbiome's ability to metabolise nutrients and influence energy balance. She is a Professor of Research at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the…

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

Lawrence and colleagues tracked two subjects' microbiota over a year, collecting 800 fecal and saliva samples associated with 10,000 longitudinal measurements. They first highlighted the evidence for long-term, overall community stability, as differences between individuals were much larger than variation within individuals. They found a small subset of highly abundant core taxa can be found within each stable period. Secondly, they…

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Lawrence and colleagues tracked two subjects' microbiota over a year, collecting 800 fecal and saliva samples associated with 10,000 longitudinal measurements. They first highlighted the evidence for long-term, overall community stability, as differences between individuals were much larger than variation within individuals. They found a small subset of highly abundant core taxa can be found within each stable period. Secondly, they…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Two papers were recently published in Nature Biotechnology, both on the topic of finding out the content of gut microbiota samples. The Gut Microbiota for Health website previously covered both selections: The paper authored by Li et al. presented an updated collection of reference sequences for new human gut metagenomics studies, with about ten million genes. The work of Nielsen, et al. introduced…

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

Two papers were recently published in Nature Biotechnology, both on the topic of finding out the content of gut microbiota samples. The Gut Microbiota for Health website previously covered both selections: The paper authored by Li et al. presented an updated collection of reference sequences for new human gut metagenomics studies, with about ten million genes. The work of Nielsen, et al. introduced…

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

A study published in Nature Biotechnology in July 2014 showed that it was possible to segregate human gut metagenomics data into specific biological entities (e.g. microbial species) without the need for reference sequences. Henrik Bjørn Nielsen and Mathieu Almeida agreed to give us insights into their method, their main results, and how this could help clinicians in the future.   What…

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

A study published in Nature Biotechnology in July 2014 showed that it was possible to segregate human gut metagenomics data into specific biological entities (e.g. microbial species) without the need for reference sequences. Henrik Bjørn Nielsen and Mathieu Almeida agreed to give us insights into their method, their main results, and how this could help clinicians in the future.   What…

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 workshop entitled "Model Systems to Understand Microbiota-host Interactions" took place in Durham University on April 23-24th 2014. It has been organized by David Weinkove and sponsored by the BBSRC and Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute.     The main purpose of the workshop was to bring together people that use model systems to understand microbiota-host interactions with their "end users",…

François Leulier
Principal Investigator of the Functional genomics of host-intestinal bacteria interactions group at #igfl (@LeulierLab).#Drosophila #microbiota #probiotics

The workshop entitled "Model Systems to Understand Microbiota-host Interactions" took place in Durham University on April 23-24th 2014. It has been organized by David Weinkove and sponsored by the BBSRC and Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute.     The main purpose of the workshop was to bring together people that use model systems to understand microbiota-host interactions with their "end users",…

François Leulier
Principal Investigator of the Functional genomics of host-intestinal bacteria interactions group at #igfl (@LeulierLab).#Drosophila #microbiota #probiotics