CaniPr Patrice Cani, from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium will discuss about "Targeted modulation of the gut microbiota-host interaction reveals novel mechanisms involved in host response during obesity", during the the 2nd World Congress on Targeting Microbiota which will be held at Institut Pasteur, on October 16-17, 2014.

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intestineThe aim of this workshop is to discuss last advances, practical issues, limits of the intestinal microbiota and Fecal microbiota transplantation in various pathologies.

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Mitochondria

Interestingly, due to the prokaryotic origin of mitochondria, mitochondria and microbiota share commons features. Based on an evolutionary point of view, this common origin had profound effects in term of functional interaction with the host.

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JoernPielAccording Pr Joern Piel, from ETH Zurich: "Culturable bacteria provide many bioactive natural products that serve as an important basis for drug development. By extrapolation it has been proposed that the great diversity of as-yet unculturable prokaryotes represents a massive discovery resource for novel drug candidates.

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microbioteThe scientific committee of Targeting Microbiota will discuss how oxidative stress can modulate microbiota diversity and quality, and the relation with chronic inflammatory diseases or general inflammation.

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