The Gut Day
The 14th Finnish Gut day 26.1.2023.

Finnish Gut Day is a free one day seminar organized since 2007. The seminar aims to bring together Finnish researchers who are active in human microbiome research, related fields of medicine, nutrition, immunology etc. We encourage participants to contribute to the program via posters and  short talks.


Next Gut Day takes place on 26.1.2023. Key note lecturers will be given by Professor Lars Engstrand from Karolinska Institutet and Associate professor Jakob Stockholm from University of Copenhagen. The closing talk will be given by the newly retired Professor Emeritus Willem M. De Vos, University of Helsinki and followed by a farewell reception given by the Faculty of Medicine.


Registration for The Finnish Gut Day is now closed. Thank you for your interest!


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Organizer: Dr. Anne Salonen, University of Helsinki

Venue: Biomedicum 1, LH 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki

The 14th Finnish Gut Day Program

08.45 - 9.30           Arrivals with Coffee (& posters)


9.30 - 10.15         Professor Lars Engstrand, Karolinska Institutet: Large-scale population-based studies linked to health registers to define the normal vaginal and gut microbiome


10.15 - 11.00        Associate professor Jakob Stockholm, University of Copenhagen: Gut microbiome development in early life and risk of asthma


11.00 - 11.30        Dr. Anne Salonen, University of Helsinki: Mother-infant microbiome interface in early development and reproduction    


11.30 - 12.00        Dr. Tommi Vatanen, University of Helsinki: Interplay between gut bacteria, secondary metabolites and infant development


12.00 - 13.30         Lunch & Posters


13.30 - 13.50         Dr. Anna Aatsinki, University of Turku: Dynamics of gut metabolome and microbiome maturation during early life


13.50 - 14.10         MSc Roselydiah Makunja, University of Helsinki: Impacts of maternal microbiota and microbial metabolites on the fetus


14.10 - 14.30         Dr. Oliver Aasmets, University of Tartu: Systematic evaluation of additive drug effects on the gut microbiome in the Estonian Microbiome Cohort 


14.30 - 14.50         Dr. Katariina Pärnänen, University of Turku: Determinants of antimicrobial resistance genes in the FINRISK cohort 


10 min break to let attendees for the closing lecture to enter the auditorium  


15.00 - 15.45         Professor Emeritus Willem M de Vos, University of Helsinki: Human Microbiomics: Quo Vadis ? 


Farewell reception for Professor Emeritus Willem M de Vos             

Scandinavian Microbiome Spotlight

Gut Day 2023 will be followed on 27.1 2023 (8.30 - 13.00) by Scandinavian Microbiome Spotlight. This half-day meeting is hosted by Clinical Microbiomics,  a full-service microbiome analysis provider across industry and academia. The event provides an an opportunity to learn and discuss the latest microbiome research in Scandinavia with leading researchers. Topics will include:

▪ Infant gut microbiome and HMOs
▪ Engraftment and strain tracking for FMT studies
▪ Metabolomics data generation
▪ Multi-omics integration for systems biology


Registration for The Scandinavian Microbiome Spotlight is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

Venue: Haartman-instituutti, LH 2, Haartmaninkatu 3, Helsinki

Scandinavian Microbiome Spotlight Program

08.30 - 08.55 Arrivals with coffee and tea


09.00 - 09.30 Marju Orho-Melander, Professor, Lund University: Gut microbiome in cardiometabolic disease – in the interface between diet and metabolism


09.30 - 10.00 Koen Dekkers, Researcher, Uppsala University: The GUTSY Atlas: Associations between gut microbiota and plasma metabolites in the SCAPIS study


10.00 - 10.30 H. Bjørn Nielsen, Chief Scientific Officer, Clinical Microbiomics A/S: Uncover more of the microbiome using Ultra-High-Resolution Microbiomics™ for phenotype association, engraftment analysis and data integration


10.30 - 10.55 Short break with coffee and tea 


11.00 - 11.30 Randi Bertelsen, Researcher and Principal Investigator, University of Bergen: Oral and skin microbiome – exploring associations with non-communicable diseases in population-based studies


11.30 - 12.00 Tommi Vatanen, Researcher, University of Helsinki: Newly-discovered gut bacterial diversity in Bangladeshi infants is linked to weaning


12.00 - 13.00 Light lunch and networking