Mission & Objectives

The overall aim is to bridge diagnostic, clinical and scientific specialties across the relatively new field of microbiota research in Europe. Microbiota research concerned will cover intestinal, urogenital, respiratory and skin microbiota of both humans and animals and will include studies on the interactions of microbiota with the host immune response. The central theme will be focused on clinical significance of and therapeutic interventions on host-microbiota associated diseases and health. Collaborations in the field of microbiota research with interested ESCMID study groups will be strengthened by active involvement of the ESGMD (ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics), ESGCD (ESCMID Study Group for Clostridium difficile) and the ESGVM (ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology) from which representatives are members of the first, temporary, SG Executive Committee of the proposed Study Group.