Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

5th Better Foods for Better Health 2016

Fondation Mérieux event

6-8 April 2016, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)


Wednesday 6 April 2016

  • Welcome address

    Benoît Miribel, Fondation Mérieux

  • Introductory lecture: nutrition, microbiota and metabolic diseases

    Alexander Moschen

Thursday 7 April 2016

Chair: Hervé Blottière

  • Dietary modulation of gut microbiota contributes to alleviation of both genetic and simple obesity in children

    Liping Zhao

  • The regulation of type 2 and type 3 immunity by microbiota

    Gérard Eberl

  • Underlying mechanisms & causal links: high fat feeding & circadian rhythms

    Eugene Chang

  • Roundtable: technical and conceptual challenges linked to microbiota studies

    Joel Dore

    Scott Parkinson

    Françoise Le Vacon

    Bruno Pot

Chair: Marc Bonneville

  • Microbiota signatures of under nutrition: microbiota & under nutrition in India

    G.Balakrish Nair

  • Treatment options: pre & probiotics for treatment of malnutrition & cachexia

    Nathalie Delzenne

  • Treatment options: antibiotics & malnutrition treatment or prophylaxis

    Andrew J. Prendergast

  • Targeting muscle in malnutrition related disorders

    Johan de Vogel

  • Microbiota and Lactobacillus plantarum strains maintain growth of infant mice during chronic undernutrition by interacting with the hormonal somatotropic axis activity

    François Leulier

  • Evidence-based solutions to deal with malnutrition and expected health outcomes

    Greg Garrett

  • The social and ethical Issues impacting Caregivers’ Access to treatment for severe acute malnutrition

    Elizabeth Fox

Friday 8 April 2016

Chair: Gérard Eberl

  • Gut microbial metabolism of plant-food bioactives: impact on dietary exposure and cancer risk

    Johanna Lampe

  • Impact of diet upon intestinal microbiota and microbial metabolites

    Harry Flint

  • Industry roundtable

    Patrice Malard

    Keith Garleb

  • Regulatory roundtable

    Carlos Gouvea

    Manfred Ruthsatz

  • Financial perspectives on the emergence of a microbiome based industry: sorting out the hype from the hope?

    Isabelle de Cremoux

  • Closing Remarks

    Marc Bonneville

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