MAIN TOPICS

  • GUT MICROBIOME AND HEALTH: MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS

  • NEW FOODS IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS

  • GUT-SKIN AXIS

  • PROBOTICS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

  • NUTRICOSMETICS

  • MACRONUTRIENT METABOLISM BY THE HUMAN GUT MICROBIOME

  • MUSCLE AGING, SARCOPENIA AND GUT DYSBIOSIS

  • PROBIOTICS AND GUT BRAIN AXIS IN AUTISM, ALTZHEIMER, PARKINSON, DEPRESSION

  • MEDITERRANEAN DIET

  • DRUGS AND BUGS

  • DIETARY POLIPHENOLS AND GUT MICROBIOTA IN PERFORMANCE OF ENDURANCE ATHLETES

  • ENGINEERING PROBIOTICS AS LIVING DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPEUTICS

  • GUT MICROBIOAL METABOLIC PATHWAYS IN CARDIA DISEASES AND ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION

  • BIOACTIVE COMPONENTS OF PLANT FOODS

  • PLANT-BASED PROTEINS: IMPACT ON PHYSICOCHEMICAL, FUNCTIONAL, AND NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES

  • GUT MICROBIOTA AND DIET IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: A ROLE FOR PROBIOTICS?

  • PARAPROBIOTICS AND POSTBIOTICS: A NEW PERSPECTIVE

  • GUT MICROBIOME AND ITS ROLE IN COLORECTAL CANCER: VARIATION FROM COLIC POLYPS TO COLON CANCER

  • MODULATION OF ORAL MICROBIOTA: A NEW FRONTIER

  • SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GUT MICROBIOTA IN ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY: A ROLE FOR PROBIOTICS?

  • MYCOTOXIN AND GUT MICROBIOTA INTERACTIONS

  • MARINE POLYSACCHARIDES

  • PROBIOTICS IN AQUACULTURE

  • PROBIOTICS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

  • MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THEIR SECONDARY METABOLITES

  • MICROBIOTA, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & INFANCY ZONE

  • BOTANICALS & PHYTOMEDICALS

  • GUT-BRAIN AXIS

  • GUT MICROBIOTA & IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

  • WOMEN MICROBIOME: A DIFFERENT WAY TO FEEL HEALTHY

HUMANS AS HOLOBIONTS

  • The relationship between human host and microbota: toward a unifying scheme of diseases

ONE HEALTH

  • Healthy people, healthy animals, healthy food to Disease Prediction and Control

GUT MICROBIOTA FOOD, DIET AND HEALTH

  • Microbiota-host crosstalk and Gut Microbiota
  • Evidence of diet influence on the Gut Microbiota
  • Evidence of Gut Microbiota influence on diet
  • Food botanicals& phytochemicals- microbiota interactions
  • Effective therapeutic strategies to manipulate the Gut Microbiota
  • Mobilome: the Dynamic of Gut Microbiota
  • Modulation of the quality and diversity of human Gut Microbiota
  • Role of bacterial metabolites
  • Relationship between diet, Gut Microbiota and disease risk

GUT MICROBIOTA AND DISEASES

  • The Intestinal Epithelial Barrier in vitro and ex vivo models
  • Alterations in the functions of epithelial barrier
  • Gut microbiota and the immune system: from allergies to viruses to cancer
  • Gut microbiota and gut secretory IgA
  • Gut microbiota and host defense against infectious diseases
  • Gut microbiota and digestive diseases: SIBO, Celiac disease, IBS, IBD, Liver diseases, Diarrhea, Cancer
  • Gut microbiota-oral axis: can oral bacteria affect the gut microbiota?
  • Gut microbiota-lung-axix
  • Gut microbiota -skin axis
  • Gut microbiota-genito urinary axis
  • Gut microbiota-bone marrow axis
  • Gut microbiota and inflammatory arthritis
  • Gut microbiota-retina axis
  • Gut microbiota-muscle axis and sarcopenia
  • Gut microbiota signaling to extraintestinal organs
  • Gut microbiota and vegetarian&vegan diet
  • Gut Microbiota in Aging
  • Lactoferrin: impact on key gut bacterial species

GUT MICROBIOTA AND METABOLISM & INTERACTION WITH FOOD

  • Gut microbiota, nutrient absorption and energy regulation
  • Gut microbiota metabolism and interaction with food components
  • Gut microbiota and macronutrient metbolism
  • Gut microbiota as a route for micronutrient bioavailability
  • Gut microbiota and tryptophan metabolism
  • SCFA: gut hormone release, digestive tract motility and appetite control
  • Gut microbiota and oxidative stress
  • Gut microbiota and biotransformation of bile acids
  • Gut microbiota enzyme activity
  • Gut microbiota and metabolic syndrome
  • SCFA producing bacterial strains as potential next generation probiotics with benefits in metabolic disorders

BEYOND THE MICROBIOTA: VIRUSES, FUNGS AND WORMS

  • Gut microbiota and gut virome: inter-individual variation and dynamic response to diet
  • Bacteriophages: modulation of the Gut Microbiota and Metabolome
  • Bacteriophages therapy
  • Gut microbiota and gut parasites
  • Gut Mycobiota and Fungal Metabolites
  • Gut mycobiota in Immunity and Inflammation
  • Gut mycobiota in intestinal and extraintestinal diseases
  • Archaea and Protists in the gut microbiota
  • Worms-Microbiota Interactions
  • Worms and Parasitic infections of the gastro-intestinal tract
  • Mechanisms of gut worms-microbiota interaction

Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics

PROBIOTICS

  • Probiotics benefits
  • Commercial probiotics
  • Probiotic supplements
  • Foods with probiotics
  • Probiotic side effects
  • Next generation probiotics benefits
  • Probiotics 2.0: new indications
  • Heat kills probiotics
  • Novel formulations and delivery systems
  • Multistrains vs single strain probiotics
  • New Probiotics for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea
  • Food fermeted with probiotics
  • Probiotics in veterinary medicine
  • Probiotics in aquaculture
  • Phytoprobiotic
  • Chemically and Biologically Engineered Bacteria
  • Exosome-like nanoparticles (ELNPs) released by proiotics
  • Biotherapeutics bacteria (other than Akkermansia muciniphila or Faecalibacterium prausnitzii)
  • Regulatory

PREBIOTICS

  • Criteria for the classification of prebiotics
  • Prebiotic Systems Chemistry
  • New baseline for prebiotic innovation
  • Health Effects of prebiotics to improve gut heath
  • Microbial prebiotics fermentation metabolites
  • GOS,Gut Microbiota and SCFA
  • Regulatory

POSTBIOTICS & BACTERIAL METABOLITES

(Cell free supernatants, Enzymes, Exopolysaccharides, Cell Wall Fragments, Short-Chain Fatty Acid, Bacterial Lysate, Metabolites Produced by Gut Microbiota)

  • Potential Mechanisms of Postbiotics & Metabolites Action
  • Anti-microbial peptides and their role in modulating the microbiota
  • Applications to the food, nutrition and nutraceutics
  • SCFA producing bacterial strains as potential probiotics
  • Pathways and health benefits
  • Regulatory
  • FMT: Regulatory and clinical indications

SAFETY ASPECTS OF MICROBIOTA BASED THERAPIES

  • Modulation of 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?

BOTANICALS, PHYTOCHEMICALS, PHYTOMEDICALS & FOOD BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS

(Bioactive nutrient plant chemicals in fruit,vegetables,grains and other plant foods tha tmay provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition or reduce the risk of diseases)

  • Mechanisms of action
  • Novel methods to identify the activity
  • Impact on the gut microbiota and intestinal homeostasis
  • Impact on the fermetation capabilities of gut
  • Immunomodulatory and pro- and anti-inflammatory potential
  • Exosome-like nanoparticles in communication with gut microbiota
  • Different metabolites production from the bioactive compounds
  • Food compounds in the regulation of diabetes and CV diseases
  • Food compounds as therapeutic agents
  • Food compounds in personalized nutrition
  • Dietary Plant-Derived Microbial Mediators and Intestinal Homeostasis
  • Mycotoxins contamination in food

INNOVATING FOOD TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE HEALTHY DIET

  • Novel technologies for food processing and engineerin
  • Physical properties and structure of food
  • Chemistry of food components
  • Biochemical and physiological actions of food components
  • Nutritional aspects of food
  • Food safety and security
  • Chemistry and physics of food digestion processes
  • Relationship between the physical properties/structure of food and nutrition and health
  • Molecular properties and physiological effects of food components (novel ingredients,
    food substitutes, phytochemicals, bioactives, allergens, flavours and fragrances)
  • Nutrient physiology/metabolism and interactions
  • Role of nutrition and diet in disease

DIET, MICROBIOME AND HEALTH: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

  • Diet influence on the microbiota
  • Diet-Induced Dysbiosis
  • Microbiota influence on the response to dietary components
  • Immunomodulatory potential of phytochemicals
  • Relationship between diet, microbiota and disease risk
  • Preclinical models and clinical studies to assess the impact of microbiota
  • Productin of “microbiota-directed foods” that promote health
  • Nordic vs Meditteraean diet and gut microbiota
  • Fermented foods, cosmeceuticals. Phycology : sea weed and algal polysaccharides

POLYPHENOLS

  • Chemistry and biochemistry of dietary poliphenols
  • Bioactivity of dietary polyphenols
  • Dietary polyphenols interaction with gut microbiota
  • Dietary polyphenols and lactic acid bacteria
  • Flavonoids as anti-inflammatory agents
  • Gut microbiota modulation of anthocyanins activity
  • Antioxidant Capacity of Anthocyanin Pigments
  • Cocaflavonols activity
  • Polypenols to control intestinal barrier damage
  • Polyphenols and glycemic control