General Information

Who is Attending Targeting Microbiota 2024?

Academia Sinica
A&P Inphatec
Aalborg University

Asan Medical Center
Beneficial Microbes
BG KlinikumBergmannstrost Halle
Charité Research Organisation GmbH
Copan Italia Spa
ETH Zurich
Florida Gulf Coast University
Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

Herbalife Nutrition
Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy
Hungarian Research Network Biological Research Centre, Szeged
Imunidade Guerreira
Institute of Human Genetics Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute of Microecology
Instituto de Investigación nutricional
IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
IUF Düsseldorf
JHJ Poland
JSR Corporation
Kinderarztpraxis Arlt-Bonakdar
Laval University

Maastricht University
McMaster University

North Denmark Regional Hospital
Masaryk university

Örebro University
Polish Academy of Sciences
Quadram Institute Bioscience
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
Sidra Medicine
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Universitat de Girona
Université de Montréal/CHUM
University Gent
University of Aberdeen
University of Guadalajara
University of Jyväskylä
University of Life Sciences in Lublin

University of Milan
University of Oulu
University of Ulm
University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovekia
University of Life Sciences in Lublin
University of Milan
University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy
University of Southampton Hospital
Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar


Targeting Microbiota 2024: Confirmed Speakers

Mzia Kutateladze  Keynote Speech Day 1 
Phage Therapy: A New Era of “Old” Concept for “Microbiome” Health
Mzia Kutateladze, Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Georgia
Edeas 1  Keynote Speech Day 2 
The Mystery of the Microbiome Genome: The Potential of 2 to 20 Million Microbial Genes to Transform Our Health
Marvin Edeas, Institut Cochin, INSERM U1016, Université de Paris, France
Hiroshi Ohno 1Gut Microbiome, Obesity and Diabetes
Hiroshi Ohno,
 RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan
Alan WalkerMythbusting Our Microbiome
Alan Walker, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Andreas Schwiertz 1Probiotics & Health: How to Select the Right Strain?
Andreas Schwiertz, Institute of Microecology, Germany
José Manuel Fernández RealGut Brain Axis & Depression: Startegic Role of Dietary Proline Exposed
José Manuel Fernández-Real, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona, Hospital Trueta de Girona, and University of Girona, Spain
Pascale VonaeschThe Small Intestinal Microbiota: A Hidden Player in Human Health and Disease
Pascale Vonaesch, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Justus ReunanenMicrobiota-Derived Extracellular Vesicles: Bridging Mother and Fetus
Justus Reunanen, University of Oulu, Finland
Cristian OFlahertyMale Fertility and Gut Microbiota: Current Knowledge and Future Directions
Cristian O'Flaherty, McGill University, Canada
Ellen BlaakMicrobial Phenotypes in Obesity: Implications for Precision Nutrition
Ellen Blaak, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Martin LoessnerBacteriophages Redesigned – Tiny Killers and Detectives to Support Infectious Disease Therapy
Martin Loessner, 
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Bina Joe 1Prospects for Leveraging the Microbiota as Medicine for Hypertension
Bina Joe, University of Toledo, USA
Markus Egert updated 2023Using Roseoflavin, a Natural Riboflavin Analogue, to Modify the Human Microbiota
Markus Egert, Furtwangen University, Germany
Koen VenemaSophisticated in vitro Models of the Gastrointestinal Tract to Study the Role of the Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
Koen Venema, Editor-in-chief of Beneficial Microbes, Netherlands
Rochellys Diaz HeijtzGut Microbiota in Early Life: Impact on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Patrick C. H. HsiehGut Bacteria and Heart Healing: The Hidden Players in Post-Infarction Resilience
Patrick C. H. Hsieh, Academia Sinica, Tawian
Souhaila Al Khodor 1Deciphering the role of the Oral-Placental and Vaginal-Placental Microbiome Axes in Preterm Birth
Souhaila Al Khodor, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Simone Domenico GuglielmettiGut Microbiome Signatures in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Simone Domenico Guglielmetti, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Christian Riedel 1From Microbiomes and (Meta)genomes to the Lab and Back - Identification, Production and Application of Bacteriocins
Christian Riedel, University of Ulm, Germany

Targeting Microbiota 2024 - Malta Venue and Travel Information

Event Location

  • Venue: Corinthia Palace
  • Address: De Paule Avenue, BZN 9023 San Anton, Malta

Hotel's website.

Book your room at a preferential rate

The ISM secured limited rooms with a preferential rate at the conference hotel, Corinthia Palace Malta, for its attendees.

Book your room now as they are limited! 

Hotel booking2

Corinthia Palace Malta


Malta International Airport: Located between Luqa and Gudja, 10 km from Valletta.

For more information about the airport, click here.

Passports & Visas 

For visa application information, please visit the Maltese Ministry for Foreign Affairs website.

Transports in Malta

For details on various transport options in Malta, please click here. 

More about Malta

Discover Malta

  • Experience 7000 years of history and vibrant contemporary life.
  • Malta is known for its striking contrast of honey-coloured stone against the Mediterranean blues. 
  • Rich in history, from prehistoric times to the era of St. Paul and the Knights of St. John. 
  • Malta offers a variety of activities: sports, historic site tours, nightlife, and wellness. 
  • The sister islands, Gozo and Comino, provide a relaxed, holiday-within-a-holiday experience. 

Accommodation and Activities

Malta has a range of accommodations and activities to cater to all tastes, including luxury hotels and diverse sporting and leisure opportunities.

Getting Around

 Malta offers convenient transport options for exploring the islands' rich history, culture, and natural beauty.

Know more about Malta Tourism and Visits to do.

Targeting Microbiota 2024 Sessions

Day 1 - Monday, October 14, 2024

Key note Speaker: 
Targeting Gut and Skin by Phages: Towards the Next Clinical Revolution

Session 1:
Microbiota in Health & Disease: Advancements & Perspectives

   a. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT): Clinical Applications, Regulation and Insights

   b. Probiotics in Health & Disease Management: Strain-Specific Efficacy and Challenges

   c. Metabolites Analysis: Characterization and Synthetic Approaches for Clinical and Nutritional Research

   d. Phage Therapy: Emerging Applications and Challenges

   e. Extracellular Vesicles and Exosomes: Where is the Target?

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 15, 2024 

Session 2:
Probiotic & Prebiotic Prescribing Practices: How to Empower Medical Actors to Improve Patients' Health?

How Can We Integrate the Latest Research for Optimal Results?
What Are the Challenges and Opportunities in Current Probiotic Use?
How Can Next-Generation Probiotics Transform Patient Care?

This specialized workshop will target medical professionals including cardiologists, neurologists, oncologists and others.

International Society of Microbiota
Press ReleasesLinkedIn | Facebook

 Logo ISM2022 2048x931

Microbiota in the Press & Media

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next