Scientific Programme

DAY 1 (Thursday 13th October, 2022)

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.


10:00                  Open registration and poster assembly

10:00 – 12:00     Museum visit with static guide (optional)

12:00 – 12:45     Lunch at the Museum

12:45 – 13:00     Opening and  Welcome Words

Keynote lecture I            

13:00 – 13:40    “International Space Station: Changes in human gut microbiome during long-term indoor stay“
Prof. Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria


Session I: “Gut-Brain Axis and Stress, one of a kind?“

13:40 – 13:45     Chair: Prof. Robert-Jan Brummer, Örebro University, Sweden


13:45 – 14:15     “The gut-brain axis in Parkinson’s disease: Possibilities for food-based therapies’’
Prof. Aletta Kraneveld, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

14:15 – 14:45     “IBS: is it all between the ears?“
Prof. Giovanni Barbara, University of Bologna, Italy

14:45 – 15:15     “How Microbes Affect Depression: Underlying Mechanisms via the Gut–Brain Axis and the Modulating Role of Probiotics“
Dr. Kazunori Matsuda, Yakult Central Institute, Japan


15:15 – 15:45     “Overcoming the brain barrier: a challenge for bacteria?“
Prof. Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, Belgium


15:45 – 16:15     Tea & coffee break and poster viewing

Session II: “Diversity and Resilience“

16:15 – 16:20     Chair: Prof. André Bachi, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil


16:20 – 16:50     “The Microbiome of Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings: A Bio-Archive of Their History“
Prof. Katja Sterflinger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria

16:50- 17:20      “Fermented foods: can they improve the gut microbiota diversity?“
Prof. Paul Cotter, APC, Ireland


17:20 – 17:50     “Development of the infant microbiota: from bifido-dominated to a diversity and resilient ecosystem“
Prof. Christoph Lacroix, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland


17:50 – 18:10     Tea & coffee break


Session III: Flash talk from Posters       

18:10 – 19:00     Chair: Prof. Mauro Serafini, University of Teramo, Italy

Selection made by the Scientific Committee (6 talks)
Five minutes (+ 1 minute for questions) per flash talk presentation


19:00                   End of sessions

Evening programme      

19:00 – 20:00     Museum visit with static guide (optional)

20:00 – 20:30     Pre-dinner drinks with welcome words

20:30 –               Dinner at the Museum


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