1st Copenhagen Gut Microbiome Symposium

Welcome to the first Copenhagen Gut Microbiome symposium, which will feature talks from leading microbiome researchers, poster sessions, and networking with drinks and snacks to close the symposium. Join us for an inspiring day where we delve into the fascinating world of the gut microbiome and its profound impact on health and disease. 


9.00-9.30         Arrival, setting up posters. Coffee

9.30-9.45         Welcome and intro by Henrik M. Roager

10.30-12.00     Session 1

9.45-10.30       Keynote speaker: Prof. Lindsay J. Hall, University of Birmingham Lindsay Hall
“The gut microbiome as a key regulator of health and disease in preterm infants". 

10.30-11.00     Martin Laursen, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark: “Mechanistic insights - The role of breastfeeding in infant gut microbiota assembly and metabolism

11.00-11.15     Caroline Junker Mentzel, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen: “Fecal Microbiota Transplantation from infants born by cesarean section aggravates high-fat diet induced obesity and metabolic phenotype in mice”

11.15-11.30     Shiraz Shah, COPSAC, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital: “Hundreds of viral families in the healthy infant gut”

11.30-11.45     Michael Widdowson, COPSAC, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital: “Neonatal gut Bifidobacterium associates with indole-3-lactic acid levels in blood and risk of ADHD development”

11.45-12.00     Alexandra von Münchow, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen “Investigating the impact of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor signaling on the immune response in mice during enteric parasite infection”

12.00-13.30     Light lunch and poster session

13.30-15.30     Session 2, chair: Camilla H. F. HansenStephan Rosshart

13.30-14.15     Keynote speaker:Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Patrick Rosshart,University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) “Born to be Wild - Wildlings a novel translational research model for human diseases". 

14.15-14.45     Andreas Munk Petersen, Hvidovre Hospital “RCT’s with fecal transplants and probiotics”

14.45-15.00     Nicola Procházková, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen Gut environmental factors explain variations in the gut microbiome composition and metabolism between healthy adults”

15.00-15.15     Maher Abou Hachem, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark “Sialidases and Fucosidases of Akkermansia muciniphila are crucial for mucin utilisation and nutrient sharing in the human gut”

15.15-15.30     Xiaotian Mao, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen
“Transfer of modified fecal viromes alleviates symptoms of non-alcoholic liver disease and improve blood glucose regulation in an obesity mouse model”

15.30-16.00     Coffee break

16.00-17.00     Session 3, chair: Dennis S. Nielsen

16.00-16.30     Benjamin Jensen, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen: “Diet Dependency in Probiotic Efficacy

16.30-16.45     Xichuan Zhai, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen
“Different bias introduced by sequencing library construction methods in virome metagenomics”

16.45-17.00     Bryan Wang, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen
“Spatially resolved multi-omic landscape of the animal gut microbiome”

17.00-18.00     Networking and poster session, incl. drinks & snacks

1 Ulrika Boulund
-  The eukaryotic gut virome in childhood asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis
2 Gustav Riemer Jakobsen - Fecal Filtrate Transfers to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants – The PrePhage Clinical Trial
3 Eline Klaassens - Development & application of a pipeline for strain level classification of the Infant Microbiome using metagenome data
4 Jonathan Thorsen - Mapping the developing infant gut microbiome to enable asthma preventive interventions
5 Jie Jiang - The prevention of childhood asthma by the restoration of a caesarean section perturbed microbiome
6 Line Thorsen - From bug to drug, industrialization of live biotherapeutic products
7 Zhuqing Xie - Investigation of the impacts of proteolytic compounds on bacteria-induced cytokines in bone marrow-derived dendritic cells
8 Amalie Vedsted-Jakobsen - The Impact of Various Diets on Type 2 Immunity against enteric helminth infection through Alterations of the Microbiome and Metabolome in Mice.
9 Lotte Jelsbak - Quorum sensing autoinducer-3 in Salmonella Typhimurium: from its biosynthesis to its impact on cell physiology
10 Eva Nedergaard De Visser - Smart Capsule for Sampling Intestinal Microbiome
11 Anne Majgaard Jensen - The impact of diet induced changes to host microbiota on microbial function and fitness of parasitic intestinal worms.
12 Myeonghyun Yoou - Comparative Genomics Analysis Reveals Distinct Genetic and Metabolomic Characteristics in a Gut Microbiome Species from Elderly Individuals
13 Agnetha Rostgaard-Hansen - Gut microbiota composition in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health – Next Generations MAX sub-cohort: Temporal variability and association with dietary patterns
14 Ida Holmeskov Hansen - Development of an infant synbiotic supplement to enhance early life immunity
15 Adam D. Gottlieb - The MOTILITY Mother-Child Cohort study: Preliminary results on stool characteristics during infancy
16 Malte S. Jørgensen - Characterizing Diet Using a Tree-Based Format to Explore Interactions between Diet, Microbes, and Gut Environment