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Do microbes control our mood? (Web Article)

MyNewGut and the microbiota were the main focus of this web article by Youris, an independent non-profit media agency that promotes European innovation.

They interviewed Yolanda Sanz, co-ordinator of the MyNewGut initiative, about the research that has been done in this compelling area of investigation. Learn more about the microbiota and the projects tackling it in the article here.

Targeting Microbiota - Paris 2016

The 4th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota is held in Paris this year, from the 17th to the 19th of October. A number of sessions will be taking place on recent advances & perspectives, data interpretation, and challenges in controling diversity and quality for interventions. This will be followed by a discussion on the microbiota and the future of medicine on the final day. Find access to the final program here.

Stoffer Loman (NutriClaim) will be attending this conference as a speaker during the Microbiota Innovations session. Here he will be refering to the MyNewGut project while speaking on Insulin resistince -linking modulation of the gut microbiome to dietary recommendations and health claims to tackle obesity.

Loman also spoke on this topic at the “International Summit on Probiotics, Health and Nutraceuticals” in Baltimore, September 2016. 

Human & Environmental Microbiome links

Yolanda Sanz, coordinator of MyNewGut, participated in the European OneHealth/EcoHealth Workshop held in Brussels on 6-7 October 2016, to discuss the interlinks between the human (inside microbiome) and other microbiomes (plants, soil, marine, animal, etc.) and identify gaps of knowledge and research needs that will help to develop microbiome applications that improve the food production systems and lead to a global healthier ecosystem. A position paper will be published soon.

Alfonso Benítez-Páez also presented a poster of the MyNewGut Project in this Workshop. Find the final reports here.

European OneHelalth & EcoHealth Joint Workshop

On October 6th 2016, Alfonso Benítez-Páez (IATA-CSIC, Spain) attended the European OneHealth/EcoHealth Workshop organised by Biodiversity and Health, in Brussels, Belgium. This workshop aims to bring together people from different communities in science, policy and practice to exchange experience and views, and discuss opportunities and challenges for integration and practice. Here he discussed MyNewGut and the application of the microbiomes influence on energy balance and brain development-function to tackle diet-related diseases and behaviours.

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Conference MiCRObiota Incognita

From September 26th – 28th 2016, Alfonso Benítez-Páez (IATA-CSIC, Spain) will be presenting at Conference MiCRObiota Incognita (Island Krk, Croatia). The conference MiCRObiota Incognita is organised by Biodinamik to educate young scientists about new improvements and innovations in the Microbiome field and motivate them to resolve open questions.

Alfonso’s presentation will discuss MyNewGut and the role of gut microbes as potential therapy against diet-related diseases. You can find an abstract of his presentation through the read more link below. 

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