Program 2018

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Program 2018

Monday 5th November 2018, 13.30-18.30
Afternoon Session

10.00 – 13.00 Registration

13.00 – 13.20 Francesco Peri , Opening and welcome address, introduction to MicrobiotaMi 2018

Plenary Session 1
Microbiota/host interaction (innate sensing, gut-brain axis, inflammaging)

Chairman: Roman Jerala

13.20 – 14.20 Judith Campisi (Buck Institute, CA USA)
Senescent cells as drivers of inflammaging

14.20 / OC01 – Esposti Federico (University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy)
How the brain responds to bacterial molecules in the gut
14.35 / OC02 – Rossini Valerio (APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Ireland) (P01)
Systemic Dissemination of Commensal Bacteria is CX3CR1-dependent and is Mediated by CD11c+ CD103+ Dendritic Cells
14.50 / OC03 – Gorlé Nina (VIB Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, Belgium)
The choroid plexus epithelium as a novel player in the gut-brain axis

15.05 / Posters Flash Presentations: Merlini E. (P17); Consonni A. (P12); Hafner-Bratkovič I. (P22); Hsu E. (P16); Petra S. (P29); Boscaini S. (P33); Botti S. (P32)

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break & Poster Session

Chairman: Antonio Molinaro

16.00 – 17.00 Duccio Cavalieri (Department of Biology, University of Firenze, Italy)
Evolutionary Metagenomics: How Globalization and climate change affect microbiomes

17.00 / OC04 – Hickey Ana (APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Ireland) (P02)
The Role of Exopolysaccharide in Modulating Host Immune Responses towards Bifidobacterium breve
17.15 / OC05 – Perruzza Lisa (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, USI, Bellinzona, Switzerland)
ATP released by intestinal bacteria limits the generation of protective IgA against enteropathogens
17.30 / OC06 – Bosman Else (The University of British Columbia, Canada) (P03)
UVB light promotes intestinal homeostasis through Ahr activation

17.45 / Posters Flash Presentations: Zeaiter Z. (P15); Manček-Keber M. (P27); Rossi M. (P25); Soccio P. (P30); Masetti G. (P20); Farini A. (P10); Zafeiropoulou K. (P23); Pellicciotta M. (P26); Pinto D. (P31); Pazienza V. (P11)

18.30 Welcome cocktail

Tuesday 6th November 2018, 9.00 – 13.00
Morning Session

Plenary Session 2
Microbiota and diseases: inflammation, neurodegeneration, autoimmunity

Chairman: Ivan Zanoni

09.00 – 10.00 Scott Snapper (Harvard Medical School, USA)
“Immunological and Microbial Mechanisms of Immune Tolerance in the Human Intestine: Insights from Rare Diseases”

10.00 – 10.30 Nissan Yissachar (Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan, Israel)
Thinking outside the mouse: ex-vivo dissections of enteric neuro-immune-microbiome cross talks

10.30 / OC07 – Carlo Selmi (University of Milan and Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy)
The role of gender in the connection between the microbiome and autoimmunity

10.45 / Posters Flash Presentations: Agostinetto G. (P19); Taverniti V. (P34); Zerkani H. (P21); Pallach M. (P28); Di Lorenzo F. (P18)

11.00 – 11:30 Coffee break & Poster Session

Chairman: Ivan Monteleone

11.30 – 12.30 Gabriel Nunez (Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, USA)
Role of the Microbiota in Health and Inflammatory Disease

12.30 / OC08 – Dumas Alexia (IPBS, CNRS, Toulouse, France) (P59)
The host microbiota contributes to early protection against lung colonization by Mycobacterium tuberculosis
12.45 / OC09 – Strati Francesco (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, USI, Bellinzona, Switzerland)
Defective purinergic control of T follicular helper cells alters the IgA-targeted gut microbiota and host metabolism

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Tuesday 6th November 2018, 14.00 – 18.15
Afternoon Session

Plenary Session 2
Microbiota and diseases: inflammation, neurodegeneration, autoimmunity

Chairman: Koichi Fukase

14.00 – 15.00 Hiroshi Kiyono (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Mucosal Multi-Ecological Loop of Intra- and Extra-Tissue Commensal Microbiota, Epithelial Cells and Immune Cells for Gut Homeostasis and Inflammation

15.00 / OC10 – Carmen Giordano (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
MINERVA ERC project: a bioengineered platform for frontier research on microbiota-gut-brain axis
15.15 / OC11 – Pasquale Striano (Gaslini Institute and University of Genoa, Italy)
The bidirectional link between CNS and gut microbiota in epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disease
15.30 / OC12 – Holgado Aurora (Inflammation Research Center (IRC)-VIB. Gent, Belgium) (P04)
Effect of IL-33 targeting in fungal microbiota-induced asthma

15.45 / Posters Flash Presentations: Celine Toe L. (P24); Campisciano G. (P13); Airoldi C. (P14)

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break & Poster Session

Chairman: Koichi Fukase

16.30 – 17.30 Jin-ichi Inokuchi (Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan)
New Paradigm for Chronic Inflammation Mediated by Glycosphingolipids

17.30 / OC 13 – Annamaria Bevivino (ENEA, Rome, Italy)
The airway microbiome in cystic fibrosis: where are we now?
17.45 / OC14 – Shimoyama Atsushy (Osaka University, Japan) (P05)
Synthesis and functions of symbiotic bacterial lipopolysaccharide partial structures
18.00 / OC15 – Grisha Pirianov (School of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin Cambridge, CB11PT, UK)
Modulation of macrophage polarisation by novel monosaccharide-based Toll-like receptor 4 antagonists: implications in treatment of CVD

Social event: guided tour to the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica

Wednesday 7th November 2018, 09.00 – 13.00
Morning Session

Plenary Session 3
Microbiota in nutrition and health

Chairman: Rudi Beyaert

9.00 – 10.00 Maria Rescigno (Humanitas University, Milan, Italy)
Host-microbe interactions in the gut-liver axis

10.00 / OC16 – Hellas Cena (University of Pavia, Italy)
Personalized nutrition and human microbiome for NCD prevention and treatment
10.15 / OC17 – Federica Laudisi (Department of System Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy) (P07)
The food additive maltodextrin promotes endoplasmic reticulum stress-driven mucus depletion and exacerbates intestinal inflammation
10.30 / OC18 – Burrello Claudia (Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology, The University of Milan, Italy) (P08)
Antibiotic treatment induces recruitment and inflammatory activation of colonic iNKT cells” 
10.45 / OC19 – Annalisa Chioccheti (Department of Health Science and IRCAD and CAAD, University of Piemonte Orientale (UPO), Novara, Italy)
Development and characterization of a new probiotic formulation, EndolaCoa®, in allergic patients

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 Jerry M. Wells (Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
What matters most the microbes or their metabolites?

12.30 / OC20 – Giorgia Mori (IEO Milano and University of Pavia, Italy)
Puzzling out gut microbiota composition in sporadic and hereditary colorectal cancer

12.45 – Poster Prizes and Closing Remarks