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IJERPH Webinar | Gut Microbiota and Human Health

11 May 2022, 16:00 (CEST)

Gut Microbiota, Dysbiosis, Fecal Microbiota Therapy, Nutrition
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Welcome from the Chair

3rd IJERPH Webinar

Gut Microbiota and Human Health

Gut microbiota including bacteria, fungi, viruses and archea plays a central role in the pathophysiology of the diseases in the gastrointestinal tract and beyond GI tract. Many chronic diseases originate from distorted gut microbiota composition (dysbiosis). The main function of gut microbiota includes regulation of host physiology (regulation of immune system, protection of intestinal barrier, regulation of gut motility and participation in the digestion of food), diverse metabolic functions and regulation of gut-brain barrier. The communication between the gut microbiota and their diverse metabolits and human body systems regulate physiological aspects of health and disease. For treatment purposes, the gut microbiota may be modulated by dietary interventions, pre- and probiotic and fecal microbiota transfer.

The webinar focuses on the recent development in the understanding of the gut microbial dysbiosis in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal diseases.

Date: 11 May 2022

Time: 4:00 pm CEST | 10:00 am EDT | 10:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 828 3900 2312

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Teaching Hospital of the University of Jena, Thuringia-Clinic Saalfeld, Saalfeld, Germany

Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. Head of the Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Infectiology) at the Thuringia Clinic Saalfeld, Teaching Hospital of the University of Jena since 2010. Fellow of the American Association of Gastroenterology (AGAF) and member German Association of Gastroenterology and German Association of Internal Medicine (DGIM). Research focus: role of microbiota in gastrointestinal and extraintestinal diseases, fecal microbiota transplantation, endoscopic diagnostic and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and food allergy. More than 300 original peer-reviewed publications, more than 15 book chapters.

Invited Speakers

Hector Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Yurdagül Zopf is Professor for Clinical and Experimental Nutritional Medicine, gastroenterologist, and specialist in nutritional medicine. Since 2017, she is head of the Hector-Center for Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports and heads the nutrition team of the Department of Medicine 1 since 2010. Her research interests are celiac disease, cancer cachexia syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, food intolerances and allergies, and microbiome and immunopathogenesis.

Ospedale Pediatrico IRCCS Bambino Gesù, Roma, Italy

Prof. Lorenza Putignani is Professor for Clinical Parasitology. She is the Head of the Human Microbiome Research Unit and of the Microbiomics Unit since 2012 and 2021, respectively. She is responsible for pediatric FMT in Bambino Gesù with the Clinical and Scientific Committee of the Hospital. She’s author of more than 200 publication and books in microbiology and microbiomics fields.


This is a FREE webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Certificates of attendance will be delivered to those who attend the live webinar.

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Time in CEST

Prof. Dr. Peter Konturek

Chair Introduction

4:00 - 4:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Peter Konturek

Role of Fecal Microbiota Therapy in the Therapy of Gastrointestinal Diseases

4:10 - 4:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Yurdagül Zopf

How Nutrition Affects Intestinal Microbiota?

4:30 - 4:50 pm

Prof. Dr. Lorenza Putignani

Role of Dysbiosis in Children

4:50 - 5:10 pm

Q&A Session

5:10 - 5:25 pm

Closing of Webinar
Prof. Dr. Peter Konturek

5:25 - 5:30 pm

Relevant SI

The Gut Microbiota and Human Health
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Peter C. Konturek

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022

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