Feeding the Microbiota: 6th Symposium GE-VD

Feeding the microbiota
11 Feb 2021

The Nutrition Unit at the Department of Medicine of the HUG invites you to the 6th Symposium on the Microbiota which will take place on the 11th of February 2021 from 13:00 to 17:15 by videoconference. All Symposium presentations will be in English.

Due to the sanitary situation, the congress will be held online.


Recent studies suggest that the gut microbiota plays a key role in the appearance of the metabolic syndrome and its associated features. A better understanding of the interactions between nutrition and gut microbiota could open up new therapeutic options for chronic diseases associated with the metabolic syndrome.


To create a group of physicians / scientists / health professionals /industrials interested by the nutritional modulation of microbiota and its impact on energy metabolism.


Professionals (physicians, scientists, dieticians, nurses, pharmacists…).

Scientific committee

  • G. Greub
  • F. Pralong


  • Prof. Laurence Genton, Associate Deputy Physician in charge of the HUG Nutrition Unit
  • Prof. Jacques Schrenzel, Doctor in charge of the bacteriology laboratory and the genomics research laboratory

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Post-gradual credits

  • Support of the SSNC/GESKES
  • Internal medicine, general medicine, gastro-enterology, infectious diseases, microbiology, endocrinology, diabetology, geriatrics, FPH (to be requested)
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