Please find below a description of the interdisciplinary colloquium « New Challenges Induced by Microbiomes » (REVMICNAT4) (funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)) to which you (as a speaker or as a part of the audience) or your colleagues are invited to attend. Feel very free to advertise by forwarding this email to anyone you may think would be interested.

The event is free, hybrid (attendees can join either in person or virtually) but upon registration by email before September 8th to : 

When emailing, please let me know whether you would prefer to attend virtually or in person (40 seats, on a first serve, first come basis).

It will take place within the University Jussieu, Jussieu Campus, in the “salle de Conférence TEB”, at the 2nd floor in between the towers 46/56, on September

Dr. E. Bapteste (CNRS, ISYEB)


Salle conférence TEB - tour 46-56 campus de Jussieu - Sorbonne Université
  • Provisional program (the speaker order is not truly in any order yet)

9:00-9:05 : A few welcome words.  Dr. E. Bapteste (CNRS, ISYEB, Paris, France)

9:06-9:26 : Evolutionary Biology : Microbiomes and holobionts : an inspiring debate?  Pr. Manuel Blouin (Agroécologie laboratory, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, AgroSup Dijon, INRAE, Université Bourgogne, Dijon, France.)

9:27-9:47 : Today’s Biology: open issues raised by microbiomes in medecine and health? Dr. Patricia Lepage (Physiology and Phylogeny of the Human Microbiome (PhylHom), UMR1319 - MICALIS Institute, INRAE Jouy-en-Josas, France)

9:48-10:08 : Today’s Biology: Microbiomes and mental health Dr. Pierre-Marie Lledo (Institut Pasteur, Gènes et Conscience lab, France)

10:09-10:29 : Today’s Biology: Microbiomes, growth and new open issues in physiology. Dr. François Leulier (Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL), Integrative Physiology of Host-Microbes Interactions, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, CNRS UMR5242, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1,INRAE USC1370, France)

10:30-10:50 : Tomorrow’s Biology: Microbiome and pangenomes : investigating the wars and alliances of microbial genes using AI? Pr. James McInerney (School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK)

5 minutes break

10 :55-11 :15 : Anthropology : ‘Microbiomes, human remains and biopolitics’ Dr. Frédéric Keck (CNRS, Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, Paris, France)

11 :16-11 :36 : Anthropology :  Paleomicrobiomes and mummies : challenges and future promises of discoveries Dr. Kerstin Kowarik (Natural History Museum Vienna)

11 :37-11 :57 : History of Cooking with microbes (Paris, France) : Marie-Claire Frédéric

  • LUNCH BREAK (1h30 for all speakers)

13 :30-13 :50 : Earth Systems Sciences: Microbiomes and planetary protection Dr. Adriana Błachowicz (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Biotechnology and Planetary Protection Group, USC School of Pharmacy, USA)

13 :51-14:11 : Art: Microbiome and bioarts : past, present and future Pr. François-Joseph Lapointe (Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal, Canada)

14 :12-14 :32 : Media: Diffusing knowledge about microbiomes in radio shows. Mme. Caroline Lachowsky (Radio France International, RFI, Paris, France)

14 :33-14 :53 :  Political sciences: Microbiomes and Politics Dr. Guido Girardi (Executive vice-president of the Fundación Desafíos de Futuro, Former President of the Chilean Senate, Santiago, Chile)

14 :54-15 :14 :  Tomorrow’s Biology: Microbiome stewardship and biodiversity loss Dr. Gabriele Berg (Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Graz, AUSTRIA ; Department of Microbiome Biotechnology, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) & University of Potsdam, Potsdam, GERMANY)

15 :15-15 :35 : Tomorrow’s Biology: Microbiomes and bioremediation Dr. Lukas Y. Wick (Chair of the UFZ Integration Platform 'Tapping nature's potential for sustainable production and a healthy environment', Department of Environmental Microbiology,Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Germany)

5 minutes break

15 :40-16 :00 : Philosophy : Microbiomes and ethics Dr. Lene Lange (BioEconomy Research & Advisory" & associated Technical University of Denmark)

16 :01-16 :21 : Tomorrow’s Biology : Microbiomes and microbial dark matter?  Mr. Duncan Sussfeld (UMR7205, France.)

16 :22-16 :39 : Tomorrow’s Biology: Microbiome and emergent diseases? Pr. Philippe Sansonnetti (to be confirmed based on the date) (Laboratory Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Pasteur Institute, Inserm Unit 786 , Collège de France, Paris, France.)

Publié le : 28/08/2023 11:25 - Mis à jour le : 29/08/2023 15:52