The MetaCardis project was represented at the annual open house day for the Paris Hospital System (APHP) on 26th May 2018 in Paris. Participants had the opportunity to discover the world of microbiota and patient phenotype exploration facilities in the nutrition department and human research nutrition center facilities at the Pitié-Salpetrière Hospital in Paris. 

In three one-hour long sessions, visitors from the public toured through the hospital, where the MetaCardis project was presented at the entrance of the Endocrinology, Metabolic Diseases, and Internal Medecin building at the Pitié-Salpetrière Hospital. Participants were provided with up to date information on the project and EU funding schemes for clinical research.

For more information, please check out the Paris Hospital System twitter account (



The MetaCardis consortium meeting took place on 3rd and 4th May 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. 

The next and final meeting of the consortium is scheduled for 27th of Septembre 2018 in Paris.


The MetaCardis project will be represented at the annual open days of Partner 8 APHP on 26th May 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the world of microbiota and the department of Cardiology/Metabolism of APHP and ICAN at the Pitié-Salpetrière Hospital in Paris.

Please find the whole programe here: Program Open Days APHP

resgiotration for the visit are to be done here:

MetaCardis reserachers and cliniciens (APHP and ICAN) have produced a MOOC on the handling of obese persons in the medical context.

The MOOC lessons will start on 24th January 2018 for five weeks. Currently the MOOC is in french language, but english might become available in the future.

 Sign up here

Objectifs de ce MOOC :

- Mieux comprendre tous les différents types d’obésité et les causes

- Découvrir les méthodes actuelles de prise en charge et les moyens de la personnaliser

- En savoir plus sur la chirurgie bariatrique, ses résultats et ses risques

- Connaître les acteurs des parcours de soins et leur organisation



A MetaCardis consortium meeting  was held in Leuven, Belgium on May 3rd-4th May 2017. Prior to the consortium meeting a workshop on data analysis had been organised.

The autumn MetaCardis meeting and workshop took place on 16th and 17th November 2017 in Paris.

The fourth MetaCardis consortium meeting was hold from 27th to 28th October 2016 in Gothenborg, Sweden on the premises of the Chalmers University (partner 12).

The day before, on the 26th October a workshop was organised on data analysis for MetaCardis consortium members at the same venue.


3rd MetaCardis Consortium meeting - 20th - 21st October 2015

The third MetaCardis consortium meeting took place on 20th-21st October 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The Agenda of the meeting included updates of the current status of the project and scientific hot topics  talks coming from the WP’s young researchers.

Great progresses were made.

An public update of the project’s status will be published at the end of this year

As MetaCardis is entering in the core phase of the project, it was decided to organise more frequent  consortium meetings, the next one is planned to take place in spring 2015 in Paris.


Jeroen Raes, professor and group leader at VIB, Brusssels (and MetaCardis investigator) spoke at TEDx Brussels in November 2012. The topic was "Gut flora: You are your 100 trillion friends". He takes us on a guided tour of our body's microbial neighbourhood and reveals that only one in ten of the cells that make up the human body are in fact human. The rest? Microorganisms that live on and inside us. He introduces the idea of 'enterotypes' (groupings of bacteria) and reveals that there are just three distinct types that all humans appear to fit into. Such a finding, he  says, could be important as many diseases are linked to disturbances in gut flora. Moving on he describes how babies, which are born sterile, become inoculated at birth and that this can have important consequences for health later on. He also describes the effects of antibiotics on gut flora and describes some surprising outcomes when even low doses are used. Finally, he talks about a toe-curling but highly effective treatment for mending broken microbiotas - faecal transplants.

Watch the video above or read on for the transcript of his TEDx Brussels talk.

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