Welcome to Targeting Microbiota 2018

On behalf of the International Society of Microbiota, we are pleased to inform you that the 6th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota will be organized at the University of Milan, Italy on October 16-17, 2018.


During both days, many oral and poster communications will be presented and will cover many hot topics:

• Microbiota 2018: Recent Advances & Perspectives

• Challenges of microbiota sequencing and analyzing: How to interpret the results?

• Challenges of microbiota-host cross-talk understanding and intestinal microbiome signaling to extraintestinal organs

• Microbiota & medicine of tomorrow: Development of effective therapeutic strategies to manipulate the gut microbiota


`During Targeting Microbiota 2018, we will try to answer many question, among them:

• Can we modulate the quality and diversity of human microbiota?

• How to induce durable beneficial changes in gut microbiota?

• Where is the red line of the gut microbiota manipulation? • What are the strategic mediators of gut microbiota?

• How to understand better the role of bacterial metabolites?

• What is the perfect microbiota "signature" and how to use it as a biomarker to "predict" and/or treat many diseases?

I do believe that this would be the best future strategy for the 6th World Congress of Targeting Microbiota in 2018: a strong communication between basic, pre-clinical scientists and clinicians.

So, I hope to meet you at the next meeting in order to capture moments of relationship and scientific inspirations by the many and best scientists we have in the world studying the various faces of the Microbiota. Let’s see again for creating the big family of Microbiota! This is my real wish as ISM President. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon, my warmest regards.

Prof. Lorenzo Drago
President of the International Society of Microbiota