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The MRH supports research across a wide spectrum of microbiome-related topics, all aimed to of devise methods for improving human and animal health by manipulating microbial populations. One of the main aims of the MRH is to provide an open research and knowledge platform for microbiome interested investigators, so as to foster interdisciplinary interactions. The MRH translates new knowledge on human and animal microbiomes in different research areas and provides a research & technology resource which will allow scientists and industries to investigate the microbiome with potential to change the face and future of healthcare.

The MRH aims to deliver innovative research that establishes Italy as a center of excellence in human/animal health, to help the development of industry and to attract multinational companies to Italy to engage in collaborative research programs.




The Gut Microbiome and the Unfolding Paradigm Shift in Medicine

Parma, June 3 2024.

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Emeran Mayer is a world-renowned gastroenterologist and neuroscientist with 40 years of experience studying the clinical and neurobiological aspects of how the digestive and nervous systems interact in health and disease. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterological Association, the Ismar Boas medal from the German Society for Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disease, and the 2016 David McLean Award from the American Psychosomatic Society.

His long-term research focus on the role of gut microbiota-brain interactions in chronic visceral pain has expanded to include inflammatory bowel disorders, emotion regulation, food addiction and obesity, cognitive decline, and autism spectrum disorders.

His research has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including 100 chapters and reviews, co-edited four books, and organized several interdisciplinary symposia in the area of mind-body interactions and chronic visceral pain.


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