Welcome to Targeting Microbiota 2018

Pr. Peter Konturek

On behalf of the International Society of Microbiota, we are pleased to inform you that the 6th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota will be organized at Porto, Portugal, on October 28-30, 2018.

During both days, many oral and poster communications will be presented and will cover many hot topics:

  • Microbiota 2018: Recent Advances & Perspectives
  • Challenges of microbiota sequencing and analyzing: How to manage the Big Data of sequencing?
  • Challenges of microbiota-host cross-talk understanding and intestinal microbiome signaling to extraintestinal organs
  • Microbiota & medicine of tomorrow: Development of effective therapeutic strategies to manipulate the gut microbiota

During Targeting Microbiota 2018, we will try to answer many question, among them:

  • Can we modulate the quality and diversity of human microbiota?
  • How to induce durable beneficial changes in gut microbiota?
  • Where is the red line of the gut microbiota manipulation?
  • What are the strategic mediators of gut microbiota?
  • How to understand better the role of bacterial metabolites?
  • What is the perfect microbiota "signature" and how to use it as a biomarker to "predict" and/or treat many diseases?
  • What is the influence of gut microbiota on the development and progression of chronic diseases?

I do believe that this would be the best future strategy for the 6th World Congress of Targeting Microbiota in 2018: a strong communication between basic, pre-clinical scientists and clinicians.

Microbiota & Medicine of Tomorrow: The Revolution

As Prof. Marvin Edeas, Institut Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, France, and founder of the International Society of Microbiota (ISM) wish to highlight: "...there is a deep transformation in medicine where big data, artificial intelligence will play a strategic role in the medicine of tomorrow. How all big data generating by microbiota sequencing can be used? Can we talk about artificial intelligence at the level of microbiota? We wish to open the door for this kind of discussion..."

So, I hope to meet you at the next meeting in order to capture moments of relationship and scientific inspirations by the many and best scientists we have in the world studying the various aspects of the microbiota.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, our warmest regards.

Prof. Peter C. Konturek - President of ISM

Prof. Marvin Edeas - ISM Scientific Steering Board
Prof. Knut Rudi - ISM Scientific Steering Board