During the several working sessions, more than 60 people including clinicians, molecular scientists, bioinformaticians, data managers and nurses, discussed about the different work-packages and milestones, in an attempt to perfectly coordinate the work of the 22 institutions which are part of the project.
The European Commission was presented by Mr. Dirk Hadrich as the EU-Officer, which underlined the importance of this project especially in the global context of microbiome research and its future role in fostering the synergy in the field. Moreover, the meeting counted on the presence of the President of the EF Clif Foundation, Prof. Vicente Arroyo and the Chair of the Clif Consortium, Prof. Paolo Angeli. Marko Korenjak, President of ELPA, provided the patients' perspective on liver disease. Prof. Tilman Sauerbruch from Bonn representing the External Scientific and Ethical Advisory Board gave very important and constructive feedback for the project. Prof. Jonel Trebicka, on behalf of EFCLIF, coordinates the project, which has received a 15ME Horizon 2020 grant.