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19 October 2018

ESCMID study group for host and microbiota interaction group: ESGHAMI

In 2018, ESCMID approved a new study group (SG) for studying host-microbiota interactions. The overall aim of this new SG 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.


We are especially looking for 1) members who are interested to contribute in Horizon 2020 & ESCMID research funding to apply for funding on microbiota research and 2) members who want to contribute in a review article for publication in CMI on our future position. However, every scientist/physician with interest in microbiota is welcome!


On behalf of prof. dr Benoit Guery (secretary) and prof. dr. Maria Vehreschild (treasurer)”


Prof. dr. Ed J. Kuijper, chair,  Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden.

Phone; +31-71-5363574

Email: e.j.kuijper[at]