Targeting Microbiota 2020 will be a Virtual and In-Person Congress

We have been closely following updates and evolving guidance from local, national and global agencies for COVID-19. There is still much uncertainty around the coronavirus, and how long our communities may be impacted by the pandemic, but it seems certain that decisions about how we work, travel and gather together will continue to be influenced for weeks and months still to come. Today, we have made the decision to combine In-Person and Virtual conference.


If you cannot attend in-person or virtual due to the restriction and time zone difference, you can access on-demand videos to this entire event, including synced audio/video and slides.

All posters will be in PDF format. You can visit them, upload and interact directly with the poster presenter. You can also exchange with speakers via direct or private exchange during the conference.

We will keep you informed of any new decision.

Welcome to Targeting Microbiota 2020

President Targeting Microbiota 2020Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the International Society of Microbiota, we are pleased to inform you that the 8th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota will be organized at UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Paris, France, on
October 21-23, 2020. 


Can gut phages be used to improve the health of stunted children?

Mohammadali Khan Mirzaei Microbiota 2018 upd

During the 6th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota 2018 which will be held at Porto, Portugal, in October 28-30, 2018, Dr Mohammadali Khan Mirzaei from McGill University, Canada will present his research on "Role of gut phages in child stunting".

Short summary: "Child stunting is a significant health concern in low and middle-income countries. Delayed and reduced growth or stunting results from nutrition deficiencies, genetics, and an altered gut microbiota. Recent studies have shown that gut bacteria of stunted children are different from their normal counterparts, generally with lower Firmicutes/Proteobacteria ratio. While the role of bacteriophages (phages for short) in regulating bacterial populations in the environment is well studied, their role in gut dysbiosis is unknown. In collaboration with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, we have studied the role of phages in healthy and stunted children from Bangladesh. The main goal of our study is to determine if gut phages can be used to manipulate gut bacterial communities to improve the health of stunted children."


Targeting Microbiota 2018

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