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The International Society of Microbiota launches pioneering project: The Phage-Microbiome Consortium

Meeting Announcement

Mitochondria-Microbiota Task Force

International Society of Microbiota

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Venice, Italy - The International Society of Microbiota (ISM) is proud to announce the launch of an exciting initiative: The Phage-Microbiome Consortium.

Aim of the Project

This project's primary goal is to establish a consortium of world-renowned experts specializing in bacteriophages and the human microbiome. The consortium will embark on an ambitious journey to explore and better understand the critical role bacteriophages can play in shaping and modulating the microbiome in the context of human health and disease.

ISM believes that this collaborative research effort, combined with an open platform for knowledge exchange, will break down the barriers of current knowledge and reveal fresh insights into the intricacies of our microbiome.

The Consortium

The Phage-Microbiome Consortium will engage in a cooperative and innovative approach to scientific exploration. Our teams of researchers, assembled from global microbiome and phage experts, will push the frontiers of microbiome science, creating transformative knowledge for human health and well-being.

“The Phage-Microbiome Consortium is an important step forward for the microbiome field. This initiative will not only advance our understanding of the intricate relationship between bacteriophages and the microbiome, but also will provide crucial insights that could lead to innovative strategies for managing human health and disease," stated Marvin EDEAS, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Scientific committee and ISM founder.

The ISM invites scientists, researchers, and interested parties from around the world to join this consortium and contribute to this groundbreaking exploration of the phage-microbiome interplay.

For more information about The Phage-Microbiome Consortium, modality of submission, funding and more, please visit our website or contact microbiota(at)


During the 10th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota 2023, which will be held on October 17-19 in Venice, the scientific committee will choose and finalize the members of the Consortium.


About The International Society of Microbiota:

The International Society for Microbes is a premier global community committed to advancing research, knowledge, and application in the microbiome field. Through collaborative initiatives like The Phage-Microbiome Consortium, ISM strives to transform human health landscapes and contribute to building a healthier world.

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