Program

Program

You can access the Interactive Program of WoM 2020 by clicking on the button above.
Below you can find a Program at a Glance.

By registering for the WoMPBI 20 Conference, you will also have access to the co-located World of Microbiome: Digestive & Metabolic Health 2020 (WoMDMH 20) Confenrence. Both WoM Conferences will have a common exhibition and networking area, and you will have access to the scientific content of the two tracks and the option to attend WoMDMH 20 sessions and participate in discussions.

To preview the Preliminary program of the WoMDMH 20, please follow this link: https://microbiome-dmh.kenes.com/program/

*the Program is Preliminary and is a subject to change.

The Conference will be held in Central European TIme (CET UTC+1).

Please note all live sessions are scheduled in the afternoons, for the convenience of delegates from both Europe and the Americas.

16:00 - 20:30

QIIME2 Workshop

Pre-registration and separate payment is required.

16:00 - 17:00: Introduction to QIIME 2 and microbiome bioinformatics - how can QIIME 2 advance your microbiome research?
17:00 - 18:00: Interacting with core QIIME 2 results: alpha diversity, beta diversity, and taxonomic summaries.
18:00 - 18:30: Break
18:30 - 20:30: Open Question and Answer session (with additional topics of contemporary interest, time permitting)

The Conference will be held in Central European TIme (CET UTC+1).

Please note all live sessions are scheduled in the afternoons, for the convenience of delegates from both Europe and the Americas.

The antibiotic crisis: beyond resistance
Martin Blaser, Rutgers University, USA

Host microbiome interactions in health and disease
Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Microbiome in hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
Enrico Ferrazzi, University of Milan, Italy

Functional Ecology of Early Development of the Microbiome
Kjersti Aagaard, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

The Gut Microbiome Shapes Emotional Behaviors in Mice
Sarkis Mazmanian, California Institute of Technology, USA

Early impacts on the human microbiome
Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Rutgers University, USA

Early microbial environment
Maria Carmen Collado, IATA-CSIC, Spain

The long-term microbial differences following C-section delivery, and how this affects the risk of disease in childhood
Jakob Stokholm, COPSAC, Denmark

12:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:00

Keynote lecture

Pregnancy and microbiome
Omry Koren, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Microbiome acquisition in early life
Nicola Segata, University of Trento, Italy

TBD
Petter Brodin, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Life and death on the NICU: impact of gut microbiota in preterm infants on necrotising enterocolitis and sepsis
Nicholas Embleton, Newcastle University, UK

Panel Discussion - LIVE FORUM

15:30 - 16:00

No, it does not
Kjersti Aagaard, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Yes, it does
Jakob Stokholm, COPSAC, Denmark

16:50 - 17:20

Enrico Ferrazzi, University of Milan, Italy

Kjersti Aagaard, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Sarkis Mazmanian, California Institute of Technology, USA

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Rutgers University, USA

Maria Carmen Collado, IATA-CSIC, Spain

Jakob Stokholm, COPSAC, Denmark

The Conference will be held in Central European TIme (CET UTC+1).

Please note all live sessions are scheduled in the afternoons, for the convenience of delegates from both Europe and the Americas.

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote lecture

Gut microbiome in preterm infants - origin, development and clinical significance
Samuli Rautava, University of Turku, Finland

Understanding meta analysis
Hania Szajewska, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Bioinformatics approaches for evaluating microbiome interventions
Nicholas Bokulich, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Considerations for establishing causal claims for the human microbiome
Jens Walter, University College Cork, Ireland

Population-level evidence for vertical transmission of select gut microbiota
Ruth Ley, Max Planck Institute Tübingen, Germany

Modern stressors of the host-microbiota relationship in chronic inflammatory diseases
Benoit Chassaing, INSERM, France

From correlational evidence to clinical solutions - the case of neonatal FMT
Katri Korpela, University of Helsinki, Finland

11:30 - 12:00

Keynote lecture

Growth and obesity
Erika Isolauri, Univeristy of Turku, Finland

12:00 - 13:30

TBD
Roberto Berni Canani, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Gut microbiota and Infantile colic
Francesco Savino, University of Torino, Italy

Step-wise assembly of the virome in human infants
Frederic Bushman, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Panel Discussion - LIVE FORUM

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:30

Industry session not included in main event CME/CPD credit

16:30 - 17:00

Hania Szajewska, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Nicholas Bokulich, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Jens Walter, University College Cork, Ireland

Ruth Ley, Max Planck Institute Tübingen, Germany

Benoit Chassaing, INSERM, France

Katri Korpela, University of Helsinki, Finland

18:00 - 18:30

Topic 1: The importance of clear definitions for probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics and fermented foods for scientific, commercial and regulatory communities.

Probiotics and fermented foods
Mary Ellen Sanders, Dairy & Food Culture Technologies, USA

Postbiotics
Gabriel Vinderola, National University of Litoral, Argentina

Prebiotics and synbiotics
Glenn Gibson, University of Reading, UK

Topic 2: State of recommendations for these products

“Biotics” for paediatric use
Hania Szajewska, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Probiotics for adults
Dan Merenstein, Georgetown University, USA

Panel Discussion - LIVE FORUM

20:30 - 20:40