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Marco Ventura
Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Microbiome Research Hub, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Marco Ventura is a Full Professor of Microbiology at the University of Parma, Italy. Marco Ventura received a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He carried out his postdoctoral research work at the Dept. of Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Cork (Ireland) before joining the faculty at the University of Parma in 2005. He is the Head of the Microbiome Research hub, representing an Interdepartmental Research Centre of the University of Parma focusing on the characterization of the human microbiome. He is/was involved in several projects as a research unit scientific leader including EU grants as well as funding sponsored by the food industry. He participated as a speaker in several International Congresses and Conferences. He is involved in the biotechnological transfer of industrial food companies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the University Spin-Off "GenProbio", focused on developing the next generation of probiotic bacteria. Ventura’s research focuses on the molecular analysis of bifidobacteria, as well as the diversity and host significance of the gut microbiota. He is an author or a co-author of 255 scientific articles published in journals. Marco Ventura was nominated among the highly cited researchers since 2020 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).
Research Interests
Human gut microbiota, Bifidobacteria, Probiotic bacteria, Bacteriophage, Microbial genomics, Metagenomics

Bifidobacteria: insights into the biology of a key microbial group of early life gut microbiota

A breath of fresh air in microbiome science: shallow shotgun metagenomics for a reliable disentangling of microbial ecosystems

The Integrated Probiotic Database: a genomic compendium of bifidobacterial health-promoting strains

Cross-talk between the infant/maternal gut microbiota and the endocrine system: a promising topic of research

New research frontiers pertaining to the infant gut microbiota

MEGAnnotator2: a pipeline for the assembly and annotation of microbial genomes

A pilot study to disentangle the infant gut microbiota composition and identification of bacteria correlates with high fat mass

Saponin treatment for eukaryotic DNA depletion alters the microbial DNA profiles by reducing the abundance of Gram-negative bacteria in metagenomics analyses

Microbiome Research Reports
ISSN 2771-5965 (Online)


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