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Monday, August 1, 2022

Who are we?

Board and Committees members

We are a group of scientists coming from different parts of the world, with different backgrounds, different working hours... but with a great common passion: the microbiome!


Levi Waldron - President & Founder
Associate Professor at City University of New York (CUNY)
School of Public Health, USA
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Serena Manara - Vicepresident and Treasurer
MVIF manager and Scientific Advisor
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Moreno Zolfo - Secretary
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan
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Nicola Segata - Founder
Professor at University of Trento
Department of Cellular and Computational Biology (CIBIO), Italy
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Organizing Committees

The two local Committees run live meetings in their time zone by supporting speakers and session chairs both technically and logistically, and plan themed meetings especially relevant to their interests or geographical area.

Atlantic Organizing Committee

in alphabetical order

Francesco Asnicar - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Trento
Department of Cellular and Computational Biology (CIBIO), Italy
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Mohamed Tarek Badr - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Clinician Scientist and Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute for Microbiology and Hygiene,
University of Freiburg Medical Center, Germany
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Luigi Borruso - Atlantic Organizing Committee

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences
Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
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Maria Carmen Collado - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku, Finland
Research Scientist at Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-Spanish National Research Council (IATA-CSIC), Spain

Christian Hoffmann - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Assistant Professor at University of Sao Paulo
Department of Food Sciences and Experimental Nutrition, Brazil

Josiane Kenfack - Atlantic Organizing Committee
University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
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Michael Neugent - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
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Edoardo Pasolli - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Associate Professor at the University of Naples Federico II
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Italy
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Christina Pavloudi - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Postdoctoral Researcher at European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
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Roberta Raffaetà - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Associate Professor of Socio-Cutural Anthropology, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
PI of the ERC Starting grant HealthXCross

Alessandro Rossi - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Postdoctoral Researcher at Humanitas University, Italy
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Aishwarya Sekar - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Ph.D Research Scholar, CAS in Crystallography and Biophysics, Chennai, India
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Getnet Tesfaw Tadege - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Assistant professor of Microbiology at Jimma University, Ethiopia
PhD candidate at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Svetlana Ugarčina Perović - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Postdoctoral Researcher at Big Data Biology Lab, Fudan University
Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence, China
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Tommi Vatanen - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Senior Research fellow, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Pacific Organizing Committee

in alphabetical order

Amin Ariaee - Pacific Organizing Committee
PhD candidate, University of Southern Australia / Clinical and Health Sciences
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Jose Caparros Martin - Pacific Organizing Committee
Research Fellow, Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre
Telethon Kids Institute. Australia
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Nodoka Chiba - Pacific Organizing Committee
PhD candidate at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
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Anna Cusco - Pacific Organizing Committee
Postdoctoral Researcher at Big Data Biology Lab, Fudan University
Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence, China
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Pamela Ferretti - Atlantic Organizing Committee
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Chicago, USA
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Lisa Karstens - Pacific Organizing Committee
Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University
Departments of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, USA
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Sayaka Mizutani - Pacific Organizing Committee
JSPS Research Fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Felix Salim - Pacific Organizing Committee
PhD candidate at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Daisuke Suzuki - Pacific Organizing Committee
PhD candidate at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Hein Tun - Pacific Organizing Committee
Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and
JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Hong Kong SAR

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Takuji Yamada - Pacific Organizing Committee
Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Liu Yiting - Pacific Organizing Committee
PhD candidate at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Tenghao Zheng - Pacific Organizing Committee
Postdoctoral Researcher at Monash University,
School of Biological Sciences, Hypertension research lab, Australia
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