Dr Atti-La Dahlgren was awarded for his presentation about Anaerobically cultivated human intestinal microbiota


Dr. Dahlgren is a Swedish physician specialised in International Public Health and is affiliated to Karolinska Institutet Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell biology, in Stockholm Sweden. His current field of research is the clinical application of Anaerobically Cultivated Intestinal Microbiota, especially in Recurrent Clostridium difficile infections, a major public health concern in US, Canada, Europe and other countries. Since 2003 he in an advisor to the Bhutan Health Trust Fund and the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

During Targeting Microbiota World Congress 2005, Dr Dahlgren gave a short oral presentation about "anaerobically cultivated human intestinal microbiota". 

For almost 20 years, Dr Dahlgren's team have produced a human intestinal microbiota under strict anaerobic conditions, as an in vitro batch culture. This cultivated microbial ecosystem designated anaerobic cultivated human intestinal microbiota (ACHIM) has been reinoculated every second week during the years into new production batches. The cultivated microbiota has retained a microbial diversity comparable to that of feces from healthy donors, containing the major bacterial phyla Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria and Actinobacteria, as confirmed by gene sequencing.This batch-cultured microbial ecosystem has been tested for safety and clinical efficacy for many years in more than 400 patients, most of them suffering from recurrent Clostridium difficile-infection (RCDI). [...] 


The scientific committee was honoured to award Dr Dahlgren for this strategic study.

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