Conference programme

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (updated 6 August 2018)

We’re proud to announce that the following speakers have already confirmed
their participation in MIND, MOOD & MICROBES:

Gut microbes and vulnerability to stress-related disorders
Dr Marie-Claude Audet, School of Nutrition Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada

Food for better gut and mental health - Lower your stress by better gut feeling?
Prof. Robert-Jan Brummer, School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden

Mind, Mood & Microbes: Top five answers learned!!
Prof. John F. Cryan, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork, Ireland

Bacterial peptidoglycans during pregnancy and risk for neurodevelopmental disorders
Dr Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Effect of probiotic and prebiotic on psychological outcomes in patients with major depressive disorder: A randomized clinical trial
Dr Kurosh Djafarian, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetic, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Gut-microbiota metabolic dialogue: Uncovering bacterial metabolites of neuromodulators
Dr Sahar El Aidy, Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Stress, the gut-brain axis and the role of pro- and antibiotics
Prof. Paul Enck, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Microbes and Mood - emerging roles for the microbiome in mental health
Prof. Jane Foster, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Canada

The role of the microbiota in neurodegeneration and the prospects for gene therapy
Prof. Robert P. Friedland, Department of Neurology, University of Louisville, USA

Microbiota and microglia: an inequaty of the sexes
Dr. Sonia Garel, Brain Development and Plasticity, IBENS, France

Can lingonberries make us smarter? A targeted gut microbiota modulation for prevention of neuroinflammation and Alzheimer's disease
Dr Frida Hållenius, Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University, Sweden

Microbial modulation of seizure susceptibility in refractory epilepsy
Prof. Elaine Hsiao, Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Transmission of stress signals: neurodevelopmental programming through the maternal microbiome
Dr Eldin Jasarevic, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Targeting the gut microbiome as a translational research strategy to reduce pathological opiate use disorder
Dr Drew Kiraly, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

No guts no glory: novel treatments strategies in neurodegenerative diseases
Prof. Aletta Kraneveld, Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The bi-directional communication between gut and brain after stroke
Dr Arthur Liesz, Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

How the gut feeds the brain immune system
Prof. Marco Prinz, Institute of Neuropathology, University Medical Centre Freiburg, Germany

Exploring functional consequences of host-microbiome interactions in Parkinson's disease
Dr Timothy R. Sampson, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, USA

A neurologist’s perspective on the microbiome and gut-brain axis
Dr Filip Scheperjans, Department of Neurology, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Social Microbes - Microbiome as a regulator of the social brain & behaviour
Dr Eoin Sherwin, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Ireland

The Gut-Brain Axis: a metabolite super highway
Dr Jonathan Swann, Division of Integrative Systems Medicine and Digestive Diseases, Imperial College London, UK

Stress, bacteria, and early development
Prof. Carolina de Weerth, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University, the Netherlands

Bipolar disorder and the microbiota gut-brain axis
Prof. Robert H. Yolken, Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

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