A strong Scientific Committee
composed of the most renowed
scientists and researchers in the
microbiota field.

Alessio Fasano
W. Allan Walker Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division Chief. Center for Celiac Research and Treatment Director. Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center Director. Associate Chief for Basic, Clinical and Translational Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital. USA.
Ami Bhatt
Genetics, Stanford Medical School, Palo Alto, CA, United States.
Bernat Ollé
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Biosciences.
Bonaventura Clotet
Director of the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute. Head of the Infectious Diseases Department at the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital. President of the Fight AIDS Foundation.
Chaysavanh Manichanh
Principal Investigator on the Human Microbiome research line at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Barcelona.
Dirk Hadrich
Policy and Program Officer, Health research, Personalised Medicine, Human Microbiome, IHMC co-chair, European Commission. Belgium.
Eileen O’Herlihy
APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Elena Verdú
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine. McMaster University, Canada. Canada Research Chair in Nutrition, Inflammation and Microbiota Axenic Gnotobiotic Unit, Director.
Francisco Guarner
Senior Researcher at the Digestive System Unit, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute. International Human Microbiome Consortium Steering Committee Member. President of the Probiotics and Prebiotics Spanish Society Board. World Gastroenterology Organization Guidelines Committee Member.
George Weinstock
Professor and Director of Microbial Genomics. Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Farmington, CT, USA.
James Versalovic
Pathologist-In-Chief and member of the Board of Directors at Texas Children’s Hospital (USA). Vice Chair of Molecular Pathology and Omics at BCM. Director of the Texas Children’s Microbiome Center. Milton J. Finegold endowed chair as Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Co-Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor. USA.
Jöel Doré
Research Director at INRA. Scientific Director of MetaGenoPolis and scientific board member of Microbiology Pole of the Doctoral School “Therapeutic Innovations” at Paris-XI University, France.
Karen E. Nelson
President and Professor at J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA.
Karen Scott
The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Kjersti M. Aagaard
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal-Fetal Medicine Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas, United States.
Laurence Zitvogel
Scientific director at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre in Villejuif, France, and director of the U1015 INSERM Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Laboratory. Professor of immunobiology at the University of Paris XI Medical School. France.
Liping Zhao
Professor for microbiology and associate dean for School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Leader for the functional Metagenomics platform in Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine. Editorial board member of FEMS Microbiology Ecology and senior editor of the ISME Journal. China.
Maria Carmen Collado
Researcher at the Dept. Biotechnology, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Maria Gloria Domínguez Bello
Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health Interim Director, NJ Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH) Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and of Anthropology Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Masahira Hattori
Team Leader of the Laboratory for Microbiome Sciences, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences. Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan. Local Host of IHMC 2022.
Paul O'Toole
Professor of Microbial Genomics at University College Cork, Ireland. Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre.
Peer Bork
Senior group leader and joint head of the Structural and Computational Biology Unit and strategic head of bioinformatics at EMBL, Germany.
Rob Knight
Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering at the University of California San Diego. Co-founder of the American Gut Project. And co-founder of the Earth Microbiome Project. USA.
Roberto Flores
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, United States.
Roger Paredes
Principal Investigator on the Microbial Genetic Group at IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute. Senior medical appointment at Germans Trias I Pujol University Hospital and researcher at the Fight AIDS Foundation.
Sally Cudmore
APC Microbiome Ireland University College Cork. Ireland.
Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich
Research Director Emeritus at INRA, where he is the PI of the Metagenopolis project. Professor at King’s College London, where he is Director of the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions. France.