8th INRA-Rowett Symposium on Gut Microbiology; Gut Microbiota: Friend or Foe?

Scope of the conference
The overall aim of the conference is to promote understanding of the complex microbial ecosystems that are present in the digestive tract of man and animals, and their interactions with the host. It is therefore of interest to those working to improve human and animal health and nutrition through dietary manipulation, and to any scientist concerned with the microbial ecology of the digestive tract and the interplay between microorganisms and their hosts.

Topics to be addressed will include
Microbial diversity and functionality in health and disease
Response of the gut microbiota to dietary changes
Microbial metabolism of dietary components
Mechanisms of action of pro- and prebiotics
Influence of the gut microbiota on host energy metabolism
Microbial interactions with the immune system
Application of meta-omics

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Local Scientific committee

Annick Bernalier-Donadille
Evelyne Forano
Cécile Martin
Pascale Mosoni (chair)
Diego Morgavi
Mathieu Silberberg


Local Organizing committee

Annick Bernalier-Donadille
Nicolas Barrière (secretariat)
Christiane Espinasse
Evelyne Forano
Cécile Martin
Pascale Mosoni
Diego Morgavi
Florence Normand
Mathieu Silberberg

17 Jun - 20 Jun 2012
Clermont-Ferrand

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