Welcome to Targeting Microbiota 2019

Pr. Peter Konturek

On behalf of the International Society of Microbiota, we are pleased to inform you that the 7th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota will be organized in Park Inn Hotel - Krakow, Poland, on October 10 - 11, 2019.

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

  • Microbiota 2019: Recent Advances & Perspectives
  • Challenges of microbiota sequencing and analyzing: How to manage the Big Data of sequencing?
  • 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 2019, we will try to answer many questions, 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?
  • What is the influence of gut microbiota on the development and progression of chronic diseases?

I do believe that this would be the best future strategy for the 7th World Congress of Targeting Microbiota in 2019: a strong communication between basic, pre-clinical scientists and clinicians.

Microbiota & Medicine of Tomorrow: The Revolution

The chairman of the scientific committee of the International Society of Microbiota (ISM), Prof. Marvin Edeas (Institut Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, France), explained the new topics of the 7th edition of Targeting Microbiota. The Microbiota and microbiome are transforming deeply our understanding of Medicine of tomorrow. It is really a revolution which allows us to rethink and redesign our strategies about the way we will prevent and treat many diseases and pathologies. 

Among the strategic questions which will debated:

 - How all big data generated by microbiota sequencing can be used?

- Can we talk about Artificial Intelligence and microbiota medicine?

Other topics which are important to discuss with the scientific committee are a lot of tests and devices in the market (whose target is the general public) to collect, sequence and analyse human (and animals) Microbiota. They propose systematically the utilization of huge amount of probiotics and products.

So, I hope to meet you at the next meeting in order to capture moments of conviviality and scientific inspirations with the best scientists we have in the world studying the various aspects of the microbiota.

Krakow is a unique place for visitors and offers the most convenient and pleasant settings for international congresses, and has the oldest and largest academic centres in Poland. The city is famous for its historical old town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) along with the Wawel castle and the city’s Kazimierz district. Krakow can be easily reached by plane, train or car.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, our warmest regards.


Prof. Peter C. Konturek - President of ISM

Prof. Marvin Edeas - ISM Scientific Steering Board
Prof. Knut Rudi - ISM Scientific Steering Board