Scientific Programme

DAY 1 (Thursday 13th October, 2022)

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10:00                  Open registration and poster assembly

10:00 – 12:00     Museum visit (optional)

12:00 – 12:45     Lunch at the Museum

12:45 – 13:00     Opening and  Welcome Words

Keynote lecture I            

13:00 – 13:40    “The crewed journey to space and its implications for the human microbiome”
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

CHANCES

13:45 – 14:15    Parkinson’s Disease – no Guts no Glory – the potential of food-based therapies”
Prof. Aletta Kraneveld, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

14:15 – 14:45    “IBS: is it all between the ears?”
Prof. Francisco Guarner, Teknon Medical Centre, Spain

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

CHALLENGES

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: Dr. Gwen Falony, KU Leuven, Belgium

CHANCES

16:20 – 16:50    Gut microbial diversity: One Health and Probiotics”
Dr. Olaf Larsen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

16:50 – 17:20     Opportunities relating to Fermented Foods”
Prof. Paul Cotter, APC Microbiome, Ireland

CHALLENGES

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 (optional)

20:00 – 20:30     Pre-dinner drinks – Museum, Sala Biancamano

20:30 –               Dinner – Museum, Spazio Polene

 

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