In the framework of the cooperation between the French Institute of Finland, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Finnish Society for Science and Letters and the Finnish Academy for Science and Letters, French Prof. Philippe Sansonetti, one of Europe’s leading microbiologists, will give a public conference in English on « The gut microbiome, from health to disease: revisiting the Koch’s postulates » on June 25th 2019 at 3pm in the House of the Estates (Säätytalo) in Helsinki.

Sansonetti is professor and head of the Unité de Pathogénie Microbienne Moléculaire at the Pasteur Institute of Paris and chair of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Collège de France. Professor Sansonetti qualified in medicine from the University of Paris in 1979. Following clinical work in France, he established his research career at Institut Pasteur in cellular microbiology and the pathogenesis of enteric infections, particularly Shigella, including vaccine development, and more recently the molecular crosstalks between microbiota and gut epithelium. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the Louis Jeantet Prize and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship. He was awarded two successive ERC (European Research Council) grants. He is currently Chief Editor of EMBO Molecular Medicine. Member of the French Academy of Science, US National Academy of Science and the Royal Society.

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