Welcome to Targeting Microbiota 2018

What are the recent advances in fecal microbiota therapy?As new President of the International Society of Microbiota, I'm pleased to inform you about the organization of the two ISM meetings for 2018:
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1st Symposium on Food & Microbiota
June 14, 2018 - Paris, France
Agenda available here.

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6th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota
October 28-30, 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Preliminary agenda available here.

Novel techniques in microbiota research: From meta-omics to single cells

Jakob ZimmermannDr.  Jakob Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland will highlight "Novel techniques in microbiota research: From meta-omics to single cells" during Targeting Microbiota World Congress 2017.
 
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According to Dr Jakob Zimmermann: "Recent advances in next generation sequencing have vastly increased our knowledge about composition and functional potential of the intestinal microbiota.
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While meta-genomic and -transcriptomic approaches have provided fundamental new insight into host-microbiota mutualism, they do not deliver information on the single cell level or allow for further functional, e.g. metabolomic characterization of the bacteria.
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In my talk, I will briefly summarize recent developments in alternative, complementary approaches, such as cultivating previously “unculturable” bacteria. In particular, I will introduce our novel approach of FACS-sorting viable bacteria from a defined murine intestinal microbiota based on genome size and light-scattering for downstream functional and metabolomic analyses."
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