Welcome to the 3rd World Congress on Targeting Microbiota


Dear Colleagues, 

It is our pleasure to announce the organization of the 3rd World Congress on Targeting Microbiota which will be held at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France on October 21-23, 2015. 

A large body of evidence shows that a diverse population of micro-organisms lives in our skin, mouth, nose, lung and gut, where it plays a strategic role in regulating and possibly controlling human health, well-being, metabolism and diseases.


Among Targeting Microbiota 2015 sessions: 

  • The Role of Microbiota in Health and Diseases: The Mechanistic Aspects
  • Recent Advances on Microbiota Clinical Researches & Innovations in 2015
  • Microbiota & Biomarkers: From Predictive to Personalized Medicine
  • New Challenges to Prevent and Treat Metabolic Diseases, Cancer, Liver, Kidney, Lung and Inflammation-Related Diseases Impact of Environment, Food Conservators & Antiobiotics on the quality and biodiversity of microbiota
  • Can we modulate the diversity and quality of microbiota?
  • Skin Microbiota: Recent advances on its characterization and manipulation in diseased conditions
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Practical Issues & Regulation
  • Workshop dedicated to Exploration & Sequencing of Human Microbiota: The Perfect Signature

Focus on Environment & Food Conservators: How can we modulate and affect biodiversity of microbiota?
The Scientific Committee will discuss how food conservators with “antibacterial” & “antiviral” activities can affect negatively the microbiota.

The impact of more natural conservators such as polyphenols will be also discussed. 

Workshop: Exploration & Sequencing of Human Microbiota: The perfect signature
Everything you will need to know about the recent methods, devices and platforms will be presented during this workshop, organized on October 21.

A special session on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Practical Isses & Regulation will be held on 3rd day.

To conclude this congress, a general discussion will be held between speakers, scientists and industrials about Microbiota and medicine of tomorrow. Amongst the questions to be discussed:

  • Can one strain fit with all populations?
  • The most relevant challenge to date: can we modulate and manipulate the human gut microbiota?
  • How can diet, food, antibiotics, hormones, prebiotics and fecal microbiota affect resident microbiota?
  • How to avoid speculations and marketing on microbiota not supported by actual data?

We hope that you will join us for this dynamic and strategic program and look forward to welcoming you in Paris.

Marvin Edeas - Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Yuri Ikeda - Chairman of the International Society of Microbiota
Miria Ricchetti - Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee