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Translational Medicine Series: Gut Microbiome-Based Therapy

Dear Colleagues,

In the last decade, the studies on gut microbiota have advanced from detecting associations between the microbes and disease conditions to mechanistically show that the microbes can be used or targeted to treat the diseases. Several important papers have demonstarted that introducing specific microbes to the host can cause the disease with which they were associated. There are huge promises for the use of personalized therapies based on the gut microbes in medicine. This special issue aims at collecting papers on advances in gut microbiome-based therapies to ultimately deliver the important message from microbiologists to physicians and other endpoint users.

Professor Satu Pekkala

Guest Editor


gut microbiota

personalized medicine

neurological disorders

inflammatory intestinal disorders

obesity, diet, exercise

targeting microbiota

therapeutic microbes



Submission Deadline: 31 May 2020

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Med One and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers, Meta-Analysis articles, and Perspectives. There are no word limits for each article type. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for approval.


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Guest Editor

  • Professor Satu Pekkala

    Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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