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31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Welcome to the virtual venue of the 12th International Symposium on Gut Microbiology

Connect to virtual venue: : IDs and passwords sent previously. You are welcome to update your profile, have a look at already uploaded posters, visit our sponsors!

The virtual venue platform is available until November 30, 2021

Poster upload:


IDS and passwords same as above. Please upload your poster before October 11th !

From 13th to 15th October

Access to oral presentations. Click on “Session” in the main menu and select the session and presentation you want to attend. You can ask for question to speaker via the chat linked to the presentation.
Access to poster presentation. Posters will be displayed on the virtual platform during the 3 days of the symposium.

Scope of the Symposium

The 12th edition of the symposium will focus on the understanding of the role of human and animal microbial digestive ecosytems in host metabolism, welfare and health. Studies on other topics are also encouraged, such as the interplay between gut microorganisms and environment, as well as cross-talk between microorganisms and their host. Studies aiming at developing new approaches to study gut microbial ecosystems in interaction with the diet, the host and the environment will also be highly appreciated.

Scientific topics

Today, this biennal meeting is recognised as one of the most important meeting in the animal and human gut microbiology research areas.

History of the symposium

The symposium was first jointly organised in 1997 by INRA (France) and the Rowett Institute (Scotland), two European Institutes well-known for their research on microbial digestive ecosystems. Because of its initial success, it was then alternatively organised in Clermont-Ferrand (France) and in Aberdeen (Scotland) every two years. The last meetings in Clermont-Ferrand in 2016 and Aberdeen in 2018 gathered more than 300 attendees from more than 30 countries.