Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Human Microbiome

Natalia Beloborodova

Federal Research and Clinical Center of Intensive Care Medicine and Rehabilitology


A.V. Grechko

Federal Research and Clinical Center of Intensive Care Medicine and Rehabilitology


Healthy Human Microbiome Role of Nutrition Influence of Lifestyle Psychoemotional Stress Depression Microbial Metabolites Allergy Stroke Heart Attack Cancer Gut Microbiota and Antibiotics Microbiome Improvement

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The book will present data from recent years about the huge role played by the microbiome in the human body. The results of scientific research using the most modern technologies have confirmed that not only taxonomic diversity, but also the adequate functional activity of the microbiota are important for human health. Data on the peculiarities of microbiota changes in a number of serious diseases will be summarized, hypotheses on cause-effect relationships in the microbiome-metabolome system will be proposed. In different chapters of the book we will present the results of fundamental and exploratory research concerning the characteristics of the microbiome in allergic, inflammatory, cancer and other life-threatening conditions (trauma, stroke, heart attack). The conceptual data synthesis will be the basis for the development of new approaches to treatment, where one of the important therapeutic targets will be the microbiota and its key metabolites.

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Date completed: November 22nd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 11th 2020

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Review results due: May 1st 2020

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Expected publication date: June 30th 2020

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Natalia Beloborodova

Federal Research and Clinical Center of Intensive Care Medicine and Rehabilitology

Natalia Beloborodova is a pediatrician by education (Pirogov’s 2st Moscow medical Institute, Russia, 1980) and a clinical microbiologist by specialization (State medical academy of Postgraduate education, 2004, Moscow). She obtained her PhD in 1987 and she has been a professor from 1996. She has years of clinical experience in neonatal intensive care, general surgery, cardiac resuscitation and hospital infection problems. Professor N. Beloborodova is currently the head of the Laboratory of metabolism in the critical illness of the Negovsky Institute of General Reanimatology, which is a division of the Federal scientific and clinical center for intensive care and rehabilitation, Moscow. Based on the concept of integrating human metabolism and its microbiota, she initiated a series of interdisciplinary clinical and experimental studies. This led to the discovery of signaling microbial molecules involved in multiple organ failure and septic shock. Her work in the field of antimicrobial therapy is widely known in Russia. Recognition of scientific achievements of N. Beloborodova abroad has been confirmed by international awards, such as: • Nominal Prize of Maria Koates "Best lecturer-scientist" at the XVIII International Symposium on Gnotobiology, 2014; Gustafsson Fund, Karolinska Institutes, Stockholm, Sweden; • Award at the International Sepsis Forum-2014 for the best work «Tyrosine metabolism disorder and the potential capability of anaerobic microbiota to decrease the value of aromatic metabolites in critically ill patients»; the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France. Professor N. Beloborodova is author of 160 articles (mostly in Russian), 5 whole books, 7 chapters of books, and 3 edited books.

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