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

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.
Fernando Azpiroz
Chief of the Dept. of Digestive Diseases, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron. Professor of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
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.
J. Manuel Fernandez-Real
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine (University of Girona). Research Director Dept. of Endocrinology. Scientific Director of the “Fat Bank” (nation-wide Biobank specialized in adipose tissue samples). PI and member of the Steering Committee of the CIBERobn (Spanish Network of Excellence in the Research of Obesity).
Mari Luz Calle
Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Systems Biology Department, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia.
Maria Carmen Collado
Researcher at the Dept. Biotechnology, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
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.