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MicrobiotaMi 2020

5th – 7th February 2020

Humanitas Congress Center
Milan (Italy)


MicrobiotaMI 2020

After the success of our first edition, we are pleased to announce MicrobiotaMI 2020: three days of scientific sessions and multidisciplinary networking at the brand new Humanitas Congress Center in Milan 5th-7th February 2020.

The aim of this International meeting is to focus on the molecular mechanisms and interactions in health and disease conditions, including nutritional aspects, sensitization, gut-brain communication, aging, cancer, chronic inflammation, autoimmunity.
Motivation for the selection of this topic is that despite a huge increase in genomic, proteomic and metabolomics data that allowed to relate microbiota composition to health and disease of different organs, the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria, viruses and fungi communicate with the host organism remain largely unknown.
In this context the key role is played by the Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs), including Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) but also intracellular NLRs and other receptors.

Researchers in the broad field of microbiota, from bench to bedside, and companies will meet in Milano to share their knowledge and to create new collaborations and technology transfer opportunities. The program is divided into:

four core sessions

Gut-liver-brain axis

Mucosal microbiota in genito-urinary and respiratory systems

Gut-bone marrow axis

Gut microbiota and the immune system: from allergies to cancer

In each of these sessions, presentations will be made by leading immunologists and clinicians who will give keynote lectures on state of the art advancements in differing areas of the same microbiome field. A final round table for each session will discuss future development in that area, encouraging contributions from the audience.
MicrobiotaMi is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach, an outstanding scientific level, and a large active participation of young, early stage researchers. We anticipate the attendance of researchers from academia, clinical departments as well as biotech and pharma industries who are interested in the molecular, immunological and translational aspects of microbiota.

scientific board

Prof. Francesco Peri (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan)
Prof. Maria Rescigno(Humanitas University, Rozzano, Milan)
Prof. Nicasio Mancini (San Raffaele University, Milan)

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting meeting in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment favored by the intercultural, young, creative, and fascinating city of Milano.


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confirmed plenary speakers

Yasmine Belkaid

Laboratory of Immune Systems Biology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), USA

Patrice Cani

Catholic University of Leuven, UCLouvain, Belgium

Alexander Khoruts

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, MN, USA

Paul O’ Toole

School of Microbiology, University College of Cork, Ireland

Nicola Segata

Center for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, Italy

Ernst Holler

Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Charité University Hospital of Berlin, Germany

Manuela Raffatellu

Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), CA, USA

Eric Pamer

Duchossois Family Institute: Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health, University of Chicago, IL, USA

Karen Sfanos

Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, USA