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Symposium on Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Health

The symposium will be held at the Novo Nordisk Foundation November 24-25, 2016

 

Symposium on Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Health

Microbial communities inhabiting the human gut play an important role in metabolic health, while also contributing to the development of metabolic diseases. Specific microbial species as well as characteristics of the total community may affect inflammation and metabolism in the host. Exploratory studies in humans as well as mechanistic studies in animals are used to elucidate these interrelations
We have attracted some of the most prominent scientists within a multitude of scientific disciplines including nutritional science, microbiology, clinical science and bioinformatics to provide insights into this highly relevant topic, and invite you for an exciting two-day event with several opportunities for scientific networking.
 

Speakers

  • Yolanda Sanz, National Research Council, Spain
  • Patrice Cani, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Belgium
  • Michiel Kleerebezem, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Henrik Munch Roager, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
  • Li Zhang, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
  • Lea Benedicte Skov Hansen, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark
  • Willem M. de Vos, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Jeroen Raes, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Jelle Matthijnssens, KU Leuven, Belgium
     

Who can attend

The symposium is open to participants of all career levels from student to professor.
 

Apply to participate

Applications must be submitted using the Foundation’s online application system, which can be accessed here.
The application deadline is October 11, 2016, 16:00 (CET).

If you already have a user for fund or conference application, you can login to the system using this user account.

When completing the application, you must agree to the Foundation’s standards for use of personal information. When clicking yes, you agree that the Novo Nordisk Foundation can store your personal information in the application system.

In order to send in an application, you will be asked to provide the following:

Motivated application
Everyone who applies must provide a short motivated application on why they wish to attend. This should be max 2000 characters

Abstract*
If you wish to bring a poster to the symposium, you must submit an abstract of max 1700 characters as part of the application form.
You will have to choose an abstract topic from a predefined list. If more than one topic applies, please select the most relevant one.
The abstract will only be used to select posters for the poster session, and will not be published.

*You will only have to fill out an abstract if you wish to bring a poster.
 

Preliminary program

November 24 

8:00  

Registration and breakfast

8:30   

Niels-Henrik von Holstein-Rathlau, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark
Welcome                   

8:35

Tine Rask Licht, Coordinator of the Gut, Grain and Greens (3G) Center, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Welcome

8:45

Yolanda Sanz, National Council for Scientific Research, Spain
Meaning diet-microbiome interactions to tackle diet-related diseases

9:30

Patrice Cani, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Belgium
Gut microbes and cardiometabolic risk factors: novel mechanisms of interactions

10:15

Coffee break

10:30

Michiel Kleerebezem, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
The small intestine microbiota and its interactions with the host

11:15

Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland
Bacteriophage and bacteriocins from the gut as novel anti-infectives

12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Poster session

14:00

Henrik Munch Roager, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Colonic transit time – an important factor to consider - results from the Gut, Grain and Greens (3G) Center

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Lea Benedicte Skov Hansen, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Impact of dietary gluten on the human gut microbiome and host physiology - results from the Gut, Grain and Greens (3G) Center

15:30

Li Zhang, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Environmental spread of microbes impacts the development of metabolic phenotypes in mice transplanted with microbial communities from humans - results from the Gut, Grain and Greens (3G) Center

16:00

Questions for the speaker panel            

16:45

Close

November 25 

8:30  

Registration and breakfast

9:00   

Willem M. de Vos, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Microbes Inside - From Structure to Solutions               

9:45

Jeroen Raes, KU Leuven, Belgium
Towards population-level microbiome monitoring: the Flemish Gut Flora Project

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Personalized nutrition using gut microbiome and clinical data

11:45

Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Diet, bugs and CNS autoimmunity

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Jelle Matthijnssens, KU Leuven, Belgium
The role of the gut virome in human health and disease

14:15

Questions for the speaker panel

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Poster session

16:30

Reception

18:00

Close