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Basic Research Workshop - The Gut Microbiota: From Descriptive Studies to Targets of Therapy

Sunday, November 15
9:00 am
12:00 pm


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About the Session

The gut microbiota plays an important role in human health. As the gut and liver communicate, microbial changes are associated with various liver diseases. This workshop explores the gut microbiota’s functions and structure and its relationship to the liver, with a focus on translating microbiota research into clinical practice through fecal microbiota transplantation or more sophisticated techniques of microbiota editing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the intimate relationship and bidirectional communication between the gut microbiota and liver.
  • Review current knowledge of microbiome structure and function, and its effect on human health.
  • Discuss the role of diet on gut microbiota composition.
  • Identify the gut microbiota as target for therapy of liver diseases.