Prof.

VENTURA Marco

Professore di I fascia
Parco Area delle Scienze, 11/a 43124 PARMA
Settore scientifico disciplinare:
MICROBIOLOGIA GENERALE (BIO/19)
  • Presentazione
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Orario di ricevimento
  • Insegnamenti
  • Incarichi
  • Ricerca

dal 2005 ad oggi tramite finanziamenti autonomamente recuperati il Prof. Ventura ha costituito un laboratorio, Laboratorio di Probiogenomica (www.probiogenomics.com) che si prefigge lo studio delle comunità microbiche (microbiota) e la loro interazione con l’uomo e gli animali, nonché la biologia dei microrganismi probiotici con particolare attenzione nell’ambito dei bifidobatteri e il loro ruolo nell’ecosistema intestinale.

Curriculum Vitae di Marco Ventura

 

QUALIFICAZIONI

1990                Si licenzia presso l’Istituto Tecnico Agrario “Stanga” di Cremona e si iscrive all’Università degli Studi di Piacenza.

1995                Si laurea in Scienze Agrarie con 110/110 con lode presso Università degli Studi di Piacenza.

1997                Ottiene il premio Gemelli per il miglior laureato della Facolta’ di Agraria a.a. 1995.

1995-1998      Ottiene una borsa di studio per frequentare l’Istituto di Microbiologia della Facoltà d’Agraria di Piacenza.

1999                Ricercatore presso il gruppo di microbiologia alimentare del “Nestlè Research Center”, Losanna, Svizzera.

2000-2003   Dottorato di ricerca presso il Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Svizzera.

2003-2005      Ottiene una borsa Marie Curie come PostDoc Research Scientist presso il Department of Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland.

2005                Rientra in Italia presso il Dipartimento di Genetica, Biologia dei Microrganismi, Antropologia, Evoluzione, Università degli Studi di Parma come Professore a contratto nell’ambito del programma Rientro dei Cervelli.

2010                Ottiene la posizione di Ricercatore confermato in Microbiologia (SSD/BIO19) presso l’Università degli Studi di Parma per chiamata diretta per chiara fama.

2014                Ottiene abilitazione scientifica nazionale come Professore di Prima e Seconda Fascia per il SSD BIO19.

2014                Ottiene la posizione di Professore Associato in Microbiologia (SSD/BIO19) presso l’Università degli Studi di Parma.

2014                Ottiene l’abilitazione scientifica nazionale come Professore di Prima fascia per il SSD AGR16.

2017                Direttore del Centro Interdipartimentale “Microbiome Research Hub” presso l’Università degli Studi di Parma.

2018                Ottiene abilitazione scientifica nazionale come Professore di Prima Fascia per il SSD BIO19.

2018                Ottiene la posizione di Professore Ordinario in Microbiologia (SSD/BIO19) presso l’Università degli Studi di Parma.

Attività Didattica

A)  Professore Incaricato di Microbiologia Generale (6 CFU) generale presso il Corso di Laurea Triennale in Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Parma nell’Anno Accademico 2005-2006;

B)  Professore Incaricato di Biotecnologie Microbiche (6 CFU) presso il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Parma negli Anni Accademici 2006/2007, 2007/2008 e 2008/2009;

C)  Professore Incaricato di Genomica Microbica (5 CFU) presso il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Biotecnologie Industriali, Università degli Studi di Parma negli Anni Accademici 2009/2010;

D)  Titolare del corso di studio “Microbiologia, virologia e fisiologia microbica” (9 CFU) presso il Corso di Laurea Triennale di Biotecnologie, Università degli Studi di Parma dall’ Anno Accademico 2010/2011 ad oggi.

E)  Titolare del corso di studio “Microbiologia applicata e probiogenomica” (6 CFU) presso il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Biotecnologie Industriali, Università degli Studi di Parma dall’Anno Accademico 2013/2014 ad oggi.

F)   E’ stato relatore di oltre 44 tesi di laurea in Scienze Biologiche e Agrarie nel settore della microbiologia, genomica microbica applicata ai batteri probiotici.

G)  Ad oggi ha coordinato in qualità di supevisor nove tesi di dottorato nel settore

CONGRESSI E ALTRI RICONOSCIMENTI

Ha partecipato presentando comunicazioni, alle Riunioni Annuali della Società Italiana di Microbiologia Generale e Biotecnologie Microbiche, Prokaryotic meeting alle conferenze internazionali “FoodMicro”, “International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes”, “International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria”, Probiotics and Prebiotics meetings”, “NutriEvent Congress”.

E’ membro della Società Italiana di Microbiologia Generale e Biotecnologie Microbiche (SIMGBM) e della American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Dal 1 gennaio 2014 al 31 dicembre 2016 è stato delegato per le biotecnologie della Società Italiana di Microbiologia Generale e Biotecnologie Microbiche.

E’ membro dell’editorial board delle seguenti riviste scientifiche:

-Scientific Reports (associate editor)

-Applied Environmental Microbiology (member of the editorial board)

-Microbial Biotechnology (member of the editorial board)

-BMC Microbiology (section editor for Applied Microbiology)

-Frontiers in Microbiology (topic Editor)

-Frontiers in Bioscience (managing editor)

-Genes and Nutrition (associate editor)

ATTIVITA’ SCIENTIFICA

Le pubblicazioni scientifiche, di cui si allega elenco ed una breve discussione, possono essere così raggruppate:

  1. Ricerche sulla genomica e postgenomica nei batteri probiotici
  2. Ricerche sulla biodiversità della microflora intestinale
  3. Ricerche relative ai batteriofagi
  4. Ricerche relative allo stress response in Bifidobacterium
  5. Ricerche sulla evoluzione dei batteri probiotici

PUBBLICAZIONI 

Indicatori dell’attività’ scientifica 

Gli indicatori dell’attività’ scientifica sono stati calcolati utilizzando Scopus in data 21 Gennaio 2019.

Numero totali delle pubblicazioni: 190

Numero totale di citazioni: 7971

h index: 51

 A. Elenco delle pubblicazioni per esteso

1.     Lugli, G.A., Duranti, S., Albert, K., Mancabelli, L., Napoli, S., Viappiani, A., Anzalone, R., Longhi, G., Milani, C., Turroni, F., Alessandri, G., Sela, D., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2019. Unveiling genomic diversity among members of the Bifidobacterium pseudolongum species, a widely distributed gut commensal of the animal kingdom. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (IF: 3,95) (in press).

2.     Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A, Napoli, S., Anzalone, R., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Alessandri, G., Turroni, F., Ossiprandi, M.C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2019. Characterization of the phylogenetic diversity of five novel species belonging to the genus Bifidobacterium: Bifidobacterium castoris sp. nov., Bifidobacterium callimiconis sp. nov., Bifidobacterium goeldii sp. nov., Bifidobacterium samirii sp. nov. and Bifidobacterium dolichotidis sp. nov. ). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (in press) (IF: 2.134).

  1. Lugli, G.A., Mancino, W., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Mancabelli, L., Napoli, S., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Anzalone, R., Longhi, G., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., and Turroni, F. 2019. Dissecting the evolutionary development of the Bifidobacterium animalis species through comparative genomics analyses. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (IF: 3,95) (in press).
  2. Alessandri, G., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Mangifesta, M., Lugli, G.A., Viappiani, A., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Ossiprandi, M.C., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2019. Metagenomic dissection of the canine gut microbiota: insights into taxonomic, metabolic and nutritional features. Environ. Microbiol. (IF 4.974) (in press).
  3. Lugli, G.A., Mangifesta, M., Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Turroni, F., Viappiani, A., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2019. Compositional assessment of bacterial communities in probiotic supplements by means of metagenomic techniques. Int. J. Food. Microbiol. (IF 3.451) (in press).
  4. Ventura, M., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., and van Sinderen D. 2018. Health benefits conferred by the human gut microbiota during infancy. Microbial. Biotech. (IF 3.913) (in press).
  5. Díaz, M., Guadamuro, L., Espinosa-Martos, I., Mancabelli, L., Jiménez, S., Molinos-Norniella, C., Pérez-Solis, D., Milani, C., Rodríguez, J.M., Ventura, M., Bousoño, C., Gueimonde, M., Margolles, A., José Díaz, J., and Delgado, S. 2018. Microbiota and derived parameters in fecal samples of non-IgE cow`s milk protein allergy infants under restriction diet. Nutrients 11;10(10) (IF: 4.196).
  6. Morís, G., Arboleya, S., Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Ventura, M., de los Reyes-Gavilán, C.G., and Gueimonde, M. 2018. Fecal microbiota profile in a group of myasthenia gravis patients. Scientific Reports. 8(1):14384 (IF: 5.578).
  7. Milani, C., Casey, E., Lugli, G.A., Moore, R., Kaczorowska, J., Feehily, C., Mangifesta, M., Mancabelli, L., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Mahony, J., Cotter, P.J., McAuliffe F., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2018. Tracing mother-infant transmission of bacteriophages by means of a novel tool for analysis of shotgun metagenomics datasets: METAnnotatorX. Microbiome 6(1):145 (IF: 9,133).
  8. Mangifesta, M., Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Gaiani, F., de'Angelis, N., de’Angelis, G.L., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., and Turroni, F. 2018. Mucosal microbiota of intestinal polyps reveals putative biomarkers of colorectal cancer. Scientific Reports. 18;8(1):13974  (IF: 5.578).
  9. Cambillau, C., Hayes, S., Vincentelli, R., Mahony, J., Nauta, A., Ramond, L., Lugli, G.A., Ventura, M., and van Sinderen, D. 2018. Functional carbohydrate binding modules identified in evolved dits from Siphophages infecting various Gram-positive bacteria. Mol. Microbiol. 110(5):777-795 (IF: 3.816).
  10. Cremon, C., Barbaro, M.R., Ventura, M., and Barbara, G. 2018. Pre and probiotic overview. Curr. Opin. Pharmacol. 43:87-92. (IF: 6,613).
  11. Mavrich, T., Casey, E., Oliveira, J., Bottacini, F., James, K., Franz, C., Lugli, G.A., Neve, H., Ventura, M., Hatfull, G., Mahony, J., and van Sinderen, D. 2018. Characterization and induction of prophages in human gut-associated Bifidobacterium hosts. Scientific Reports. 8(1):12772 (IF: 5.578).
  12. Lugli, G.A., Mancino, W., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., van Sinderen, D and Ventura, M. 2018. Reconstruction of the bifidobacterial pan-secretome reveals the network of extracellular interactions between bifidobacteria and the infant gut. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84(16):e00796-18 (IF: 3,95). Identified as an article of significant interest by the Journal (Spotlight AEM vol. 84. issue 16).
  13. Turroni, F., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2018. B. bifidum PRL2010: scientific support of its use as an effective probiotic bacterium in the infant gut. Nutrafoods 17:173-178.
  14. Ferretti, P., Pasolli, E., Tett, A., Asnicar, F., Gorfer, V., Fedi, S., Armanini, F., Truong, DT., Manara, S., Zolfo M., Beghini, F., Bertorelli, R., De Sanctis, V., Bariletti, I., Canto, R., Clementi, R., Cologna, M., Crifò, T., Cusumano, G., Gottardi, S., Innamorati, C., Masè, C., Postai, D., Savoi, D., Duranti, S., Lugli, GA., Mancabelli, L., Turroni, F., Ferrario, C., Milani, C., Mangifesta, M., Anzalone, R., Viappiani, A., Yassour, M., Vlamakis, H., Xavier, R., Collado, CM., Koren, O., Tateo, S., Soffiati, M., Pedrotti, A., Ventura, M., Huttenhower, C., Bork, P., Segata, N. 2018. Mother-to-infant microbial transmission from different body sites shapes the developing infant gut microbiome. Cell Host Microbe. 24(1):133-145 (IF: 17,87).
  15. Milani, C., Duranti, S., Mangifesta, M., Lugli, G.A., Turroni, F., Mancabelli, L., Viappiani, A., Anzalone, R., Alessandri, G., Ossiprandi, M.C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2018. Phylotype-level profiling of lactobacilli in highly complex environments by means of an ITS-based metagenomic approach. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84(14) e00706-18. (IF: 3,95).
  16. Lavelle, K., Murphy, J., Fitzgerald, B., Lugli, G.A., Zomer, A., Neve, H., Ventura, M., Franz, C., Cambillau, C., van Sinderen, D., and Mahony, J. 2018. A decade of Streptococcus thermophilus phage evolution in an Irish dairy plant. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84(10) e02855-17. Identified as an article of significant interest by the Journal (Spotlight AEM vol. 84 issue 10) (IF: 3,95).
  17. Ticinesi, A., Milani, C., Guerra, A., Allegri, F., Lauretani, F., Nouvenne, A., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G.A., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Ferrario, C., Dodi, R., Dall'Asta, M., Del Rio, D., Ventura, M., Meschi, T. 2018. Understanding the gut-kidney axis in nephrolithiasis: an analysis of the gut microbiota composition and functionality of stone formers. Gut. 67(12):2097-2106 (IF: 17.02).
  18. Martínez, N., Luque, R., Milani, C., Ventura, M., Bañuelos, O., and Margolles, A. 2018. A gene homolog to rRNA methylases confers erythromycin and clindamycin resistance in Bifidobacterium breve. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84(10) e02888-17 (IF: 3,95).
  19. Mahony, J., Lugli, G.A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2018. Impact of gut-associated bifidobacteria and their phages on health: two sides of the same coin? Appl. Microbiol. Biotech. 102(5): 2091-2099 (IF: 3,420).
  20. Bellocchi, C., Fernández-Ochoa, Á., Montanelli, G., Vigone, B., Santaniello, A., Milani, C., Quirantes-Piné, R., Borrás-Linares, I., Ventura, M., Segura-Carrettero, A., Alarcón-Riquelme, M.E., and Beretta, L. 2018. Microbial and metabolic multi-omic correlations in systemic sclerosis patients. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1421(1):97-109 (IF: 4,706).
  21. Lugli, G.A., Mangifesta, M., Duranti, S., Anzalone, R., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Alessandri, G., Turroni, F., Ossiprandi, M.C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2018. Phylogenetic classification of six novel species belonging to the genus Bifidobacterium comprising Bifidobacterium anseris sp. nov., Bifidobacterium criceti sp. nov., Bifidobacterium imperatoris sp. nov., Bifidobacterium italicum sp. nov., Bifidobacterium margollesii sp. nov. and Bifidobacterium parmae sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 41(3):173-183. (IF: 3,931).
  22. Nogueira Viçosa, G., Botta, C., Ferrocino, I., Bertolino, M., Nero, L.A., Ventura, M., and Cocolin, L. 2018. Staphylococcus aureus undergoes major transcriptional reorganization during growth with Enterococcus faecalis in milk. Food Microbiol. 73:17-28 (IF: 3,759).

25.  Lugli, G.A., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Mancabelli, L., Mangifesta, M., Turroni, F., Viappiani, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2018. Tracking the taxonomy of the genus Bifidobacterium based on a phylogenomic approach. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84(4). pii: e02249-17 (IF: 3,95).

26.  Ventura, M., O’Toole, P.W., de Vos, W. and van Sinderen, D. 2018. Selected aspects of the human gut microbiota. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 75(1): 81-82(IF: 6.570). (Invited review).

  1. Turroni, F., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Ferrario, C., Lugli, G.A., Mancabelli, L., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2018. Bifidobacteria and the infant gut: an example of co-evolution and natural selection. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 75(1):103-118 (IF: 6.570). (Invited review).

28.  Bottacini, F., Zomer, A., Milani, C., Ferrario, C., Lugli, G.A., Egan, M., Ventura, M., and van Sinderen, D. 2017. Global transcriptional landscape and promoter mapping of the gut commensal Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003. BMC Genomics. 18(1):991. (IF: 3,729).

  1. Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Turroni, F., Cocconi, D., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Identification of universal gut microbial biomarkers of common human intestinal diseases by meta-analysis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 93(12). (IF: 3.87).
  2. Bottacini, F., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Omics of bifidobacteria: Research and insights into their health promoting activities. Biochemical Journal. 474(24):4137-4152. (IF: 3,797) (Invited review).
  3. Turroni, F., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Mahony, J., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2018. Glycan utilization and cross-feeding activities by bifidobacteria. Trends in Microbiology. 26(4):339-350. (IF: 11.020) (invited review).
  4. Ferrario, C., Alessandri, G., Mancabelli, L., Gering, E., Mangifesta, M., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Viappiani, A., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Ossiprandi, M.C., Hiyashi, R., Mackie, R., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Untangling the cecal microbiota of feral chickens by culturomic and metagenomic analyses. 19(11):4771-4783 (IF: 6.24).
  5. Milani, C., Duranti, S., Bottacini, F., Casey, E., Turroni, F., Mahony, J., Belzer, C., Delgado, S., Arboleya, S., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G.A., Rodriguez, J.M., Bode, L., de Vos, W., Gueimonde, M., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. The first microbial colonizers of the human gut: composition, activities and health implications of the infant gut microbiota. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 81(4):1-67. (IF: 16,417) (Invited review).
  6. McDonnell, B., Mahony, J., Hanemaaijer, L., Neve, H., Noben, J.P., Lugli, G.A., Ventura, M., Kouwen, T.R., and van Sinderen, D. 2017. Global survey and genome exploration of bacteriophages infecting the lactic acid bacterium Streptococcus thermophilus. Frontiers in Microbiol. 8:1754 (IF: 3,94).
  7. Casey, E., Fitzgerald, B., Mahony, J., Lugli, G.A., Ventura, M., van Sinderen, D. 2017. Genome Sequence of Serratia marcescens Phage BF. Genome Announc. 5(23). pii: e00211-17
  8. Ferrario, C., Statello, R., Carnevali, L., Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Mangifesta, M., Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A., Jimenez, B., Lodge, S., Viappiani, A., Alessandri, G., Dall'Asta, M., Del Rio, D., Sgoifo, A., Van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., and Turroni, F. 2017. How to feed the mammalian gut microbiota: bacterial and metabolic modulation by dietary fibers. Frontiers in Microbiol. 8:1749. (IF: 3,94).
  9. Ticinesi, A., Milani, C., Lauretani, F., Nouvenne, A., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G.A., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Ferrario, C., Maggio, M., Ventura, M., and Meschi, T. 2017. Gut microbiota composition is associated with polypharmacy in elderly hospitalized patients. Scientific Reports 7(1):11102. (IF:5.578).
  10. Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Turroni, F., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Ticinesi, A., Nouvenne, A., Meschi, T., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Unveiling the gut microbiota composition and functionality associated with constipation through metagenomic analyses. Scientific Reports 7(1):9879 (IF:5.578).

39.  Milani, C., Mangifesta, M., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G.A., Mancino, W., Viappiani, A., Faccini, A., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., and Turroni, F. 2017. The sortase-dependent fimbriome of the genus Bifidobacterium: extracellular structures with potential to modulate microbe-host dialogue. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 83(19) (IF: 3.95).

40.  Lugli, G.L., Milani, C., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Mancabelli, L., Mangifesta, M., Ferrario, C., Modesto, M., Mattarelli, P., Jiří, J., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Comparative genomic and phylogenomic analyses of the Bifidobacteriaceae family. BMC Genomics 18(1):568 (IF: 3,729).

41.  Nogacka, A., Salazar, N., Suárez, M., Milani, C., Arboleya, S., Solís, G., Fernández, N., Alaez, Hernández-Barranco, A., de los Reyes-Gavilán, C., Ventura, M., and Gueimonde, M., 2017. Impact of intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis upon the intestinal microbiota and the prevalence of antibiotic-resistance genes in vaginally delivered full-term neonates. Microbiome 5(1):93 (IF: 9.00).

42.  Duranti; S., Mangifesta, M., Lugli, G.A., Turroni, F., Anzalone, R., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Ossiprandi, M.C., and Ventura, M. 2017. Bifidobacterium vansinderenii sp. nov. isolated from faeces of emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67(10):3987-3995 (IF: 2.134).

  1. Motato, K.E., Milani, C., Ventura, M., Valencia, F.E., Ruas-Madiedo, P., and Delgado, S. 2017.  Bacterial diversity of the Colombian fermented milk “Suero Costeño” assessed by culturing and high-throughput sequencing and DGGE analysis of 16S rRNA gene amplicons. Food Microbiol. 68:129-136 (IF: 3.759).
  2. Milani, C., Mangifesta, M., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G.A., James, K., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Ferrario, C., Ossiprandi, M.C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Unveiling bifidobacterial biogeography across the mammalian branch of the tree of life. ISME J. 11(12):2834-2847 (IF: 9.664).
  3. Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A., Mancabelli, L., Armanini, F., Turroni, F., James, K., Ferretti, K., Gorfer, V., Ferrario, C., Milani, C., Mangifesta, M., Anzalone, R., Zolfo, M., Viappiani, A., Pasolli, E., Bariletti, I., Canto, R., Clementi, R., Cologna, M., Crifò, T., Cusumano, G., Fedi, S., Gottardi, S., Innamorati, C., Masè, C., Postai, D., Savoi, D., Soffiati, M., Tateo, S., Pedrotti, A., Segata, N., Van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Maternal inheritance of bifidobacterial communities and bifidophages in infants through vertical transmission. Microbiome 5:66. (IF: 9.00).
  4. Duranti, S., Ferrario, C., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., and Turroni, F. 2017. Obesity and microbiota: an example of an intricate relationship. Genes & Nutrition 12:18 (IF: 2.398).
  5. Ferrario, C., Lugli, G.A., Ossiprandi, M.C., Turroni, F., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Mancabelli, L., Mangifesta, M., Alessandri, G., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2017. Next Generation Sequencing-based multigene panel for high throughput detection of food-borne pathogens. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 256:20-29. (IF: 3,44).
  6. Mahony, J., Moscarelli, A., Kelleher, P., Lugli, G.A., Lugli, Ventura, M., Settanni, L., and van Sinderen, D. 2017. Phage biodiversity in artisanal cheese whey reflects the complexity of the production process. Viruses 9(3). (IF: 3.04).
  7. Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Turroni, F., Ferrario, C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Meta-analysis of the human gut microbiome from urbanized and pre-agricultural populations. Environ. Microbiol. 19(4):1379-1390. (IF: 6.24).
  8. Mahony, J., Oliveira, J., Collins, B., Haanemaaijer, L., Lugli, G.A., Neve, H., Ventura, M., Kouwen, T.R., Cambillau, C., and van Sinderen, D. 2017. Genetic and functional characterisation of the lactococcal P335 phage-host interactions. BMC Genomics 18(1):146 (IF:3.86).
  9. Hayes, S., Murphy, J., Mahony, J., Lugli, G.A., Ventura, M., Noben, J.P., Franz, C.M.A.P., Neve, H., Nauta, A., and Van Sinderen, D. 2017. Biocidal inactivation of Lactococcus lactis bacteriophages: efficacy and targets of commonly used sanitizers. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:107 (IF:3.94).
  10. Lugli, G.A., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Turroni, F., Ferrario, C., Duranti, S., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Ancient bacteria of the Ötzi's microbiome: a genomic tale from the Copper Age. Microbiome. 5(1):23 (IF: 9.00).
  11. Inturri, R., Ventura, M., Ruas-Madiedo, P., Lugli, G.A., and Blandino, G. 2017. Complete Genome Sequence of Bifidobacterium longum W11 (LMG P-21586), Used as a Probiotic Strain. Genome Announcement. 9;5(10).
  12. Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A., Mancabelli, L., Turroni, F., Milani, C., Mangifesta, M., Ferrario, C., Anzalone, R., Viappiani, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2017. Prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes among human gut-derived bifidobacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 83(3) (IF: 3.95). Identified as an article of significant interest by the Journal (Spotlight AEM vol. 83 issue 3).
  13. Oliveira, J., Mahony, J., Lugli, G.A., Hanemaaijer, L., Kouwen, T., Ventura, M., and van Sinderen, D., 2016. Genome sequence of eight prophages isolated from Lactococcus lactis dairy strains. Genome Announcements 10;4(6). pii: e00906-16.
  14. Maldonado-Gómez, M., Martínez, I., Bottacini, F., O’Callaghan, A., Ventura, M., van Sinderen, D., Hillmann, B., Vangay, P., Knights, D., Hutkins, R.W., and Walter, J. 2016. Stable Engraftment of Bifidobacterium longum AH1206 in the Human Gut Depends on Individualized Features of the Resident Microbiome. Cell Host&Microbe. 20(4):515-526 (IF: 12.552).
  15. Duranti, S., Gaiani, F., Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Grandi, A., Bolchi, A., Santoni, A., Lugli, G., Ferrario, C., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Bertoni, S., Vivo, V., Serafini, F., Barbaro, M. R., Fugazza, A., Barbara, G., Gioiosa, L., Palanza, P., Cantoni, A. M., de'Angelis, G.L., Barocelli, E., de' Angelis, N., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., and Turroni, F. 2016. Elucidating the gut microbiome of ulcerative colitis: bifidobacteria as novel microbial biomarkers. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92(12) (IF: 3.87).
  16.  Papadimitriou, K., Alegría, A., Bron, P., De Angelis, M., Gobbetti, M., Kleerebezem, M., Lemos, J., Linares, D., Ross P., Stanton, C., Turroni, F., van Sinderen, D., Varmanen, P., Ventura, M., Zúñiga, M., Tsakalidou, E., and Kok, J. 2016. Stress Physiology Of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 80(3):837-90. (IF:14,61).
  17. Milani, C., Ticinesi, A., Gerritsen, J., Nouvenne, A., Lugli, G.A., Mancabelli, L., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Ferrario, C., Maggio, M., Lauretani, F., De Vos, W., van Sinderen, D., Meschi, T., and Ventura, M. 2016. Gut microbiota composition and Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized elderly individuals: a metagenomic study. Scientific Reports. 6:25945 (IF:5.578).

60.  Arboleya, S., Sanchez, B., Solis, G., Fernandez, N., Suárez, M., Hernandez-Barranco, A., Milani, C., Margolles, A., De Los Reyes-Gavilan, C., Ventura, M., and Gueimonde, M. 2016. Impact of prematurity and perinatal antibiotics on the developing intestinal microbiota: a functional inference study. International Journal of Molecular Sciences  17(5) (IF: 2.86).

61.  Pontonio, E., Mahony, J., Di Cagno, R., O’Connell Motherway, M., Lugli, G.A., O’Callaghan, A., De Angelis, M., Ventura, M., Gobbetti, M., and van Sinderen, D. 2016. Cloning, expression and characterization of a beta-D-xylosidase from Lactobacillus rossiae DSM 15814T. Microbial Cell Factories. 15(1):72. (IF: 4.22)

62.  Duranti, S., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Mancabelli, L., Turroni, F., Ferrario, C., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Sánchez, B., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. Evaluation of genetic diversity among strains of the human gut commensal Bifidobacterium adolescentis. Scientific Reports 6:23971 (IF:5.578).

  1. Mancabelli, L., Ferrario, C., Milani, C., Mangifesta, M., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A., Viappiani, A., Ossiprandi, M.C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. Insights into the biodiversity of the gut microbiota of broiler chickens. Environ. Microbiol. 18:4727-4738. (IF: 6.24).
  2. Ferrario, C., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G., Duranti, S., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Turroni, F., Margolles, A., Ruas-Madiedo, P., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. Modulation of the eps-ome transcription of bifidobacteria through simulation of human intestinal environment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92(4):fiw056. (IF: 3.87).
  3. Lugli, G., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. MEGAnnotator: a user-friendly pipeline for microbial genomes assembly and annotation. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 363(7). pii: fnw049. (IF: 2.049)
  4. Milani, C., Ferrario, C., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Mangifesta, M., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. The human gut microbiota and its interactive connections to diet. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 29(5):539-46 (IF: 1,98).

67.  Hevia, H., Milani, C., López, P., Cuervo, A., Díaz, C., González, S., Suárez, A., Turroni, F., Gueimonde, M., Ventura, M., Sánchez, B., and Margolles, A. 2016. Allergic patients with long-term asthma display low levels of Bifidobacterium adolescentis. PloS One 11(2):e0147809. (IF: 4.3).

68.  Lugli, GA, Milani, C., Turroni, F., Tremblay, D., Ferrario, C., Mancabelli, L., Duranti, S., Ward, D.V., Ossiprandi, M.C., Moineau, S., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. Prophages of the genus Bifidobacterium as modulating agents of the infant gut microbiota. Environ. Microbiol. 18(7):2196-213. (IF: 6.24).

69.  Milani, C., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A., Mancabelli, L., Ferrario, C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. Genomics of the genus Bifidobacterium reveals species-specific adaptation to the glycan-rich gut environment. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82(4):980-91 (IF: 3.95).

70.  Turroni, F., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Mancabelli, L., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Lugli, G.A., Ferrario, C., Gioiosa, L., Ferrarini, A., Li, J., Palanza, P., Delledonne, M., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2016. Deciphering metabolic interactions of bifidobacteria and its impact on gut microbiota by a multi-omics approach. ISME J. 10(7):1656-68. (IF:9.30).

71.  Ferrario, C., Duranti, S., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G.A.,  Turroni, F., Mangifesta, M.,  Viappiani, A., Ossiprandi, MC., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2015. Exploring amino acid auxotrophy in Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:1331. (IF:3.94).

72.  Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Mancabelli, L., Ferrario, C., Mangifesta, M., Hevia, A., Viappiani, A., Scholz, M., Arioli, S., Sanchez, B., Lane, J., Ward, D.W., Hickey, R., Mora, D., Segata, N., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2015. Bifidobacteria exhibit social behavior through carbohydrate resource sharing in the gut. Scientific Reports 5:15782 (IF:5.578).

  1. Turroni, F., Özcan, E., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Viappiani, A., van Sinderen, D., Sela, D., Ventura, M. 2015. Glycan cross-feeding activities between bifidobacteria under in vitro conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology 24;6:1030 (IF:3.94).
  2. Colagiorgi, A., Turroni, F., Mancabelli, L., Serafini, F., Secchi, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2015. Insights into teichoic acid biosynthesis by Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 362(17):fnv141. (IF: 2.049).
  3. Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G.A., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Ferrario, C., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., Ferretti, P., Gorfer, V., Tett, A., Segata, N., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2015. Exploring vertical transmission of bifidobacteria from mother to child. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(20):7078-87 (IF: 3.95). Identified as an article of significant interest by the Journal (Spotlight AEM vol. 81 issue 20).
  4. Briner, A., Lugli, G.A., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Gueimonde, M., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., and Barrangou, R. 2015. Occurrence and diversity of CRISPR-Cas systems in the genus Bifidobacterium. Plos One. 10(7):e0133661 (IF: 3.53).
  5. Zanotti, I., Turroni, F., Piemontese, A., Mancabelli, L., Milani, C., Viappiani, A., Prevedini, G., Sanchez, B., Margolles, A., Elviri, L., Franco B, van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M. 2015. Evidence for cholesterol-lowering activity by Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 through gut microbiota modulation. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99(16):6813-29. (IF: 3.81).
  6. Hevia, A., Bernardo, D., Montalvillo, E., Al-Hassi, H.O., Fernández-Salazar, L., Garrote, J.A., Milani, C., Ventura, M., Arranz, E., Knight, S.C., Margolles, A., Sánchez, B. 2015. Human colon-derived soluble factors modulate gut microbiota composition. Front Oncol. 5:86. (no IF)
  7. Candon, S., Perez-Arroyo, A., Marquet, C., Valette, F., Foray, A.P., Pelletier, B., Milani, C., Ventura, M., Bach, J.F., Chatenoud, L. 2015. Antibiotics in early life alter the gut microbiome and increase the incidence in a spontaneous mouse model of autoimmune insulin-dependent diabetes. PloS One. 10(5):e0125448. (IF: 3.53).
  8. Ferrario, C., Milani, C., Mancabelli, L., Lugli, G., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Mangifesta, M., Viappiani, A., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M. 2015. A genome-based identification approach for members of the genus Bifidobacterium. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 91(3) (IF: 3.87).
  9. Rojo, D., Hevia, A., Bargiela, R., López, P., Cuervo, A., González, S., Suárez, A., Sánchez, B., Martínez-Martínez, M., Milani, C., Ventura, M., Barbas, C., Moya, A., Suárez, A., Margolles, A., and Ferrer, M. 2015. Ranking the impact of human health disorders on gut metabolism: Systemic lupus erythematosus and obesity as study cases. Scientific Reports 5:8310. (IF:5.578).
  10. Duranti, S., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A, Turroni, F., Mancabelli, L., Sanchez, B., Ferrario, C., Viappiani, A., Mangifesta, M., Mancino, W., Guiemonde, M., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2015. Insights from genomes of representatives of the human gut commensal Bifidobacterium bifidum. Environ. Microbiol. 17:2515-2531. (IF: 6.24).
  11. Egan, M., O Connell Motherway, M., Kilcoyne, M., Kane, M., Joshi, L., Ventura, M., van Sinderen D. 2014. Cross-feeding by Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 during co-cultivation with Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 in a mucin-based medium. BMC Microbiol. 14(1):282. (IF: 2.98).
  12. Bottacini, F., O'Connell Motherway, M., Casey, E., McDonnell, B., Mahony, J., Ventura, M., van Sinderen, D. 2014. Discovery of a conjugative megaplasmid in Bifidobacterium breve. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(1):166-76. (IF: 3.95).
  13. Hevia, A., Milani, C., López, P., Cuervo, A., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., González, S., Suárez, A., Gueimonde, M., Ventura, M., Sánchez, B., and Margolles, A. 2014. Intestinal dysbiosis associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. mBio 30;5(5). pii: e01548-14. (IF: 6.87).
  14. Arboleya, S., Sánchez, B., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Solís, G., Fernández, N., de los Reyes-Gavilán, C., Ventura, M., Margolles, A., Gueimonde. M. 2014. Intestinal microbiota development in preterm neonates and effect of perinatal antibiotics. The Journal of Pediatrics. S0022-3476(14)00892-0. (IF: 3.7).
  15. De Angelis, M., Bottacini, F., Fosso, B., Kelleher, P., Calasso, M., Di Cagno, R., Ventura, M., Picardi, E., van Sinderen, D., Gobbetti, M. Lactobacillus rossiae, a vitamin B12 producer, represents a metabolically versatile species within the genus Lactobacillus. 2014. PloS One. 9(9):e107232. (IF: 4.3).
  16. Bottacini, F., Ventura, M., van Sinderen, D. and O'Connell Motherway, M. 2014. Diversity, ecology and intestinal function of bifidobacteria. Microb Cell Fact. Suppl 1:S4. S1-S4. (IF: 4.25)
  17. Milani, C., Lugli, G., Turroni, F., Mancabelli, L., Duranti, S., Viappiani, A., Mangifesta, M., Segata, N., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2014. Evaluation of bifidobacterial community composition in the human gut by means of a targeted amplicon sequencing (ITS) protocol. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 90(2):493-503. (IF: 3.87).
  18. Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Bottacini, F., Guglielmetti, S., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2014. Bifidobacterium bifidum as an example of a specialized human gut commensal. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:437. (IF: 3.9).
  19. Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Bottacini, F., Mangifesta, M., Sanchez, B., Viappiani, A., Mancabelli, L., Taminiau, B., Delcenserie, V., Barrangou, R., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2014. Genome encyclopaedia of type strains of the genus Bifidobacterium. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(20):6290-302. Identified as an article of significant interest by the Journal (Spotlight AEM vol. 80 issue 20). (IF: 3.95).
  20. Lugli, G.A., Milani, C., Turroni, F., Duranti, S., Ferrario, C., Viappiani, A., Mancabelli, L., Mangifesta, M., Taminiau, B., Delcenserie, V., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2014. Investigation of the evolutionary development of the genus Bifidobacterium by comparative genomics. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(20):6383-94. (IF: 3.95).
  21. Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Lugli, G.A., Milani, C., Viappiani, A., Mangifesta, M., Gioiosa, L., Palanza, P., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2014. Genomic characterization and transcriptional studies of the starch-utilizing Bifidobacterium adolescentis 22L. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(19):6080-90 (IF: 3.95).
  22. Guglielmetti, S., Balzaretti, S., Taverniti, V., Miriani, M., Milani, C., Scarafoni, A., Corona, S., Ciranna, A., Arioli, S., Santala, V., Iametti, S., Bonomi, F., Ventura, M., Mora, D., and Karp, M. 2014. Characterization of TgaA, a VirB1-like component belonging to a putative type IV secretion system of Bifidobacterium bifidum MIMBb75. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(17):5161-9 (IF: 3.95).
  23. Turroni, F., Serafini, F., Mangifesta, M., Arioli, S., Mora, D., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2014. Expression of sortase-dependent pili of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 in response to environmental gut conditions. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 357(1):23-33. (IF: 2.049).
  24. Egan, M., O'Connell-Motherway, M., Ventura, M. and van Sinderen, D. 2014. Metabolism of sialic acid by Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(14):4414-26. (IF: 3.95).
  25. Serafini, F., Turroni, F., Ruas-Madiedo, P., Lugli, G.A., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Zamboni, N., Bottacini, F., van Sinderen, D., Margolles A., and Ventura, M. 2014. Kefir fermented milk and kefiran promote growth of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 and modulate its gene expression. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 178:50-9. (IF: 3.143).
  26. Bottacini, F., O' Connell Motherway, M., Kuczynski, J., O' Connell, K.J., Serafini, F., Duranti, S., Milani, C., Turroni, F., Lugli, G.A., Zomer, A., Zhurina, D., Riedel, C., Ventura, M., and van Sinderen, D. 2014. Comparative genomics of the Bifidobacterium breve taxon. BMC Genomics 1;15:170. (IF: 4.40).
  27. Lugli, G. A., Duranti, S., Milani, C., Turroni, F., Viappiani, A., Mangifesta, M., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2014. Genome sequence of Bifidobacterium moukalabense DSM 27321 highlights closest phylogenetic relatedness with Bifidobacterium dentium taxon. Genome Announcements. 20;2(1).
  28. Turroni, F., Taverniti, V., Ruas-Madiedo, P., Duranti, S., Guglielmetti, S., Lugli, G.A., Gioiosa, L., Palanza, P., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2014. Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 modulates host innate immune response. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80:730-740. (IF: 3.778).
  29. Ferrario, C., Ricci, G., Milani, C., Lugli, G.A., Ventura, M., Eraclio, G., Borgo, F., and Fortina, G. 2013. Lactococcus garvieae: Where Is It From? A First Approach to Explore the Evolutionary History of this Emerging Pathogen. PloS One. 8:e84796. (IF: 4.3).
  30. Ventura, M., Turroni, F., Lugli, G.A., and van Sinderen, D. 2014. Bifidobacteria and humans: our special friends, from ecological to genomics perspectives. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 94(2):163-8 (IF: 1.879).
  31. Hidalgo-Cantabrana, C., Sanchez, B., Milani, C., Ventura, M., Margolles, A., and Ruas-Madiedo, P. 2014. Exopolysaccharide biosynthesis in Bifidobacterium spp.: genomic overview and biological functions. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80:9-18. (IF: 3.778).
  32. Turroni, F., Serafini, F., Foroni, E., Duranti, S., O’Connell Motherway, M., Taverniti, V., Mangifesta, M., Milani, C., Viappiani, A., Roversi, T., Sánchez, B., Santoni, A., Gioiosa, L., Ferrarini, A., Delledonne, M., Margolles, A., Piazza, L., Palanza, P., Bolchi, A., Guglielmetti, S., van Sinderen D., and Ventura, M. 2013. The role of sortase-dependent pili of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 in modulating bacterium-host interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 110(27):11151-6. (IF: 9.432).
  33. O Connell, K., O'Connell-Motherway, M., O'Callaghan, J., Fitzgerald, G., Ross, R.P., Ventura, M., Stanton, C., and van Sinderen, D., 2013. Metabolism of four α-glycosidic linkage-containing oligosaccharides by Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79:6280-6292. (IF: 3.778).
  34. Milani, M., Hevia, A., Foroni, E., Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Lugli, G.A., Sanchez, B., Martín, R., Gueimonde, M., van Sinderen, D., Margolles, A., and Ventura, M. 2013. Assessing the fecal microbiota: an optimized Ion Torrent 16S rRNA gene-based analysis protocol. PloS One. 8(7):e68739. (IF: 4.3).
  35. Milani, C., Duranti, S., Lugli, G.A., Bottacini, F., Strati, F., Arioli, S., Foroni, E., Turroni, F., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2013. Comparative genomics of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis reveals a strict monophyletic bifidobacterial taxon Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(14):4304-4315. (IF: 3.778)
  36. Serafini, F., Strati, F., Madiedo, P.R., Turroni, F., Foroni, E., Duranti, S., Milano, F., Perotti, A., Viappiani, A., Guglielmetti, S., Buschini, A., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2013. Evaluation of adhesion properties and antibacterial activities of the infant gut commensal Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010. Anaerobe (IF: 2,409).
  37. Turroni, F., Ventura, M., Buttó, L.F., Duranti, S., O’Toole, P.W.,  O’Connell Motherway, M., and van Sinderen, D. 2014. Molecular dialogue between the human gut microbiota and the host: a Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium perspective. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 71(2):183-203. (IF: 6.570).

110. Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Milani, C., Foroni, E., Bottacini, F., Dal Bello, F., Ferrarini, A., Delledonne, M., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2013. Exploration of genomic diversity and core genome of the Bifidobacterium adolescentis phylogenetic group by means of a polyphasic approach. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(1):336-46. (IF: 3.778).

111. LeBlanc, J.G., Milani, C., Savoy de Giori, G., Sesma, F., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2013. Bacteria as vitamin suppliers to their host: a gut microbiota perspective. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 24(2):160-8. (IF. 8.934).

112. Gueimonde, M., Ventura, M., Margolles, A., and Sanchez, B. 2012. Genome sequence of the immunomodulatory strain Bifidobacterium bifidum LMG 13195. J. Bacteriol. 194(24):6997. (IF: 3.993).

113. Bottacini, F., Milani, C., Turroni, F., Sánchez, B., Foroni, E., Duranti, S., Serafini, F., Viappiani, A., Strati, F., Ferrarini, A., Delledonne, M., Henrissat, B., Coutinho, P., Fitzgerald, G.F., Margolles, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2012. Bifidobacterium asteroides PRL2011 genome analysis reveals clues for colonization of the insect gut. PloS One 7(9):e44229. (IF: 4.3).

114. Alvarez-Martin, P., O'Connell-Motherway, M., Turroni, F., Foroni, E., Ventura, M., and van Sinderen, D. 2012. A two-component regulatory system controls serpin expression in Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(19):7032-41. (IF: 3.778).

115. Ventura, M., Turroni, F., O’Connell Motherway, M., MacSharry, J., and van Sinderen, D. 2012. Host-microbe interactions that facilitate gut colonization by commensal bifidobacteria. Trends in Microbiology 20(10):467-476. (IF: 9.8).

116. Gueimonde, M., Bottacini, F., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., Margolles, A., and Sanchez, B. 2012. Genome sequence of the human breast-milk isolate Parascardovia denticolens IPLA 20019. J. Bacteriol 194(17):4776-7. (IF: 3.993).

117. Serafini, F., Turroni, F., Guglielmetti, S., Gioiosa, L., Foroni, E., Sanghez, V., Bartolomucci, A., O'Connell Motherway, M., Palanza, P., van Sinderen, D.,  and Ventura M. 2012. An efficient and reproducible method for transformation of genetically recalcitrant bifidobacteria. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 333(2):146-52. (IF: 2.04).

118. Turroni, F., Strati, F., Foroni, E., Serafini, F., Duranti, S., van Sinderen D., and Ventura, M. 2012. Analysis of the predicted carbohydrate transport systems encoded by Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(14):5002-12. (IF: 3.778).

119. Turroni, F., Peano, C., Pass, D., Foroni, E., Severgnini, M., Claesson, M., Kerr, C., Hourihane, J., Murray, D., Fuligni, F., Gueimonde, M., Margolles, A., De Bellis, G., O’Toole, P.W., van Sinderen, D., Marchesi, J., and Ventura, M. 2012. Diversity of bifidobacteria within the infant gut microbiota. PloS One 7(5):e36957. (IF: 4.3).

120. González-Rodríguez, I., Sanchez, B., Ruiz, L., Turroni, F., Ventura, M., Ruas-Madiedo, P., Gueimonde, M., and Margolles, A. 2012. Role of extracellular transaldolase from Bifidobacterium bifidum in mucin adhesion and aggregation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(11):3992-8. (IF: 3.778).

121. Ruiz, L., Gueimonde, M., Ruas-Madiedo, P., Ribbera, A., de los Reyes-Gavilan, C., Ventura, M., Margolles, A., and Sanchez, B. 2012. Molecular clues to understand the aerotolerant phenotype of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(3):644-50. (IF: 3.778).

122. Ventura, M., Turroni, F., and van Sinderen, D. 2012. Probiogenomics as a tool to obtain genetic insights into adaptation of probiotic bacteria to the human gut. Bioengineered Bugs. 1;3(2).

123. Turroni, F., Foroni, E., Montanini, B., Viappiani, A., Strati, F., Duranti, F., Ferrarini, A., Delledonne, M., van Sinderen D., and Ventura M. 2011. Global genome transcription profiling of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 under in vitro conditions and identification of reference genes for quantitative Real-Time PCR. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77(24):8578-87. (IF: 3.778).

124. Bottacini, F., Dal Bello, F., Turroni, F., Milani, C., Duranti, S., Foroni, E., Viappiani, A., Strati, F., Mora, D., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2011. Complete genome sequence of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BLC1. J. Bacteriol. 193(22):6387-8. (IF: 3.993).

125. Turroni, F., Foroni, E., Serafini, F., Viappiani, A., Montanini, B., Bottacini, F., Ferrarini, A., Bacchini, P.L., Rota, C., Delledonne, M., Ottonello, S., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2011. The ability of Bifidobacterium breve to grow on different milk types: exploring metabolism through genome analyses. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77(20):7408-17. (IF: 3.778).

126. Foroni, E., Serafini, F., Amidani, D., Turroni, F., He, F., Bottacini, F., O’Connell Motherway, M., Viappiani, A., Zhang, Z., Rivetti, C., van Sinderen, D. and Ventura, M. 2011. Genetic analysis and morphological identification of pilus-like structures in members of the genus Bifidobacterium. Microbial Cell Factories 10 Suppl 1:S16. (IF. 4.54).

127. O'Connell Motherway, M., Zomer, A., Leahy, S., Reunanen, J., Bottacini, F., Claesson, M.J., O’Brien, F., O’Flynn, K., Casey, P.C., Moreno-Munoz, J., Kearney, B., Houston, B., O’Mahony, C., Higgins, D.G.,  Shanahan F., Palva A., de Vos,W., Fitzgerald, G.F., Ventura, M., O’Toole, P.O., and van Sinderen D. 2011. Functional genome analysis of Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 reveals type IVb tight adherence (Tad) pili as an essential and conserved host-colonization factor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 108(27):11217-22 (IF: 9.432).

128. Turroni, F., Milani, C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2011. Genetic strategies for mucin metabolism in Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010: an example of possible human-microbe co-evolution. Gut Microbes 2(3):183-9. (IF: 2).

129. Serafini, F., Bottacini, F., Viappiani, A., Baruffini, E., Turroni, F., Foroni, E., Lodi, T., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2011. Investigation of mupirocin susceptibility in bifidobacteria: physiological and genetic insights. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77(9):3141-6. (IF: 3.778).

130. Turroni, F., van Sinderen D., Ventura, M. 2011. Genomics and ecological overview of the genus Bifidobacterium. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 149(1):37-44. (IF: 3.143).

131. Cronin M, Ventura M, Fitzgerald GF, van Sinderen D. 2011. Progress in genomics, metabolism and biotechnology of bifidobacteria. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 149(1):4-18. (IF: 3.143).

132. Ventura, M., Sozzi, T., Turroni, F., Matteuzzi, D., and D. van Sinderen. 2011. The impact of bacteriophages on probiotic bacteria and gut microbiota diversity. Genes and Nutrition J., 6(3):205-7. (IF 3.41).

133. Turroni, F., Bottacini, F., Foroni, E., Mulder, I., Kim, J.H.,  Zomer, A., Sánchez, B., Bidossi, A., Ferrarini, A., Giubellini, V., Delledonne, M., Henrissat, B., Coutinho, P., Oggioni, M., Fitzgerald, G.F., Mills, D., Margolles, A., Kelly, D., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2010. Genome analysis of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 reveals metabolic pathways for host-derived glycan foraging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 107(45):19514-9. (IF: 9.432).

134. Bottacini, F., Medini, D., Pavesi, A., Turroni, F., Foroni, E., Riley, D., Giubellini, V., Tettelin, H., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2010. Comparative genomics of the genus Bifidobacterium. Microbiology 156(Pt 11):3243-54. (IF: 3.025).

135. Canchaya C, Giubellini V, Ventura M, de los Reyes-Gavilán CG, Margolles A. Mosaic-like sequences containing transposon, phage, and plasmid elements among Listeria monocytogenes plasmids. 2010. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76:4851-7. (IF: 3.778).

136. Turroni, F., Foroni, E., O’Connel Motherway M., Bottacini, F., Giubellini, V., Zomer, A., Ferrarini, A., Delledonne, M., Zhang, Z., van Sinderen D., and Ventura M. 2010. Characterization of the serpin-encoding gene of Bifidobacterium breve 210B. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(10):3206-19 (IF: 3.778).

137. Ventura, M., Turroni, F., Foroni, E., Duranti, E., Giubellini, V., Bottacini, F., and D. van Sinderen. 2010. Analyses of bifidobacterial prophage-like sequences. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 98(1):39-50 (IF: 1.964).

138. Ventura, M., Turroni F., Zomer A., Foroni E., Giubellini V., Canchaya C., Bottacini F.,  Claesson, M.J., Zhang, Z., Mantzourani, M., Mulas L., Ferrarini A., Delledonne M., Henrissat B., Coutinho, P., Oggioni M., Gupta R.S., Beighton D., Fitzgerald G.F., O’Toole, P.W., and van Sinderen D.,. 2009. The Bifidobacterium dentium Bd1 genome sequence reflects its genetic adaptation to the human oral cavity. Plos Genetics 12: e1000785 (IF:8.7).

139. Zomer, A., Fernandez, M., Kearney, B., Fitzgerald, G.F., Ventura, M., van Sinderen, D. 2009. An interactive regulatory network controls stress response in Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003. J Bacteriol. 191(22):7039-49. (IF: 3.993).

140. Ventura, M., F. Turroni, G.L. Mendez, E. Foroni, A. Zomer, S. Duranti, V. Giubellini, F. Bottacini, P. Horvath, R. Barrangou, D.A. Sela, D.A. Mills and D. van Sinderen. 2009. Comparative analyses of prophage-like elements present in bifidobacterial genomes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75:6929-6936 (IF: 3.778)

141. Turroni F, Marchesi, J.R., Foroni E, Gueimonde, M., Shanahan F, Margolles, A., van Sinderen D, Ventura M. 2009. Microbiomic analysis of the bifidobacterial population in the human distal gut. The ISME J. 3(6):745-51. (IF: 9.26).

142. Turroni F, Foroni E, Pizzetti P, Giubellini V, Ribbera A, Merusi P, Cagnasso P, Bizzarri B, De'angelis GL, Shanahan F, van Sinderen D, Ventura M. 2009.  Exploring the diversity of the bifidobacterial population in the human intestinal tract. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75(6):1534-45 (IF: 3.778)

143. Ventura, M., O'Flaherty S.,  Claesson M.J.,  Turroni F, Klaenhammer T. R., van Sinderen D., and O'Toole P. W. 2009. Genome-scale analyses of health-promoting bacteria: probiogenomics. Nature Microbiol. Rev 7(1):61-71 (IF: 23.317)

144. Ventura, M, Turroni, F., Canchaya, C., Vaughan, E.E., O’Toole, P.W., van Sinderen. D. 2009. Microbial diversity in the human intestine and novel insights from metagenomics. Frontiers in Bioscience 14:3214-21 (IF: 3.60).

145. Turroni, F., van Sinderen. D., Ventura, M. 2009. Bifidobacteria: from ecology to genomics. Frontiers in Bioscience 14:4673-84 (IF: 3.60).

146. Denou, E., Pridmore R.D., Ventura, M., Pittet, A.C., Zwahlen, M.C., Berger, B., Barretto, C., Panoff, J.M., Brussow, H. 2008. The role of prophage for genome diversification within a clonal lineage of Lactobacillus johnsonii. J. Bacteriol. 190(17):5806-13. (IF: 3.993). 

147. Mayo, B., van Sinderen D., and Ventura M. 2008. Genome analysis of food grade lactic acid-producing bacteria: from basics to applications. Current Genomics. 9(3):169-83. (IF:0.98)

148. Turroni, F, Ribbera, A., Foroni, E., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. 2008. Human gut microbiota and bifidobacteria: from composition to functionality. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 94(1):35-50 (IF: 1.964).

149. Ventura, M., and Turroni, F. 2008. How bifidobacterial genomics could help in understanding probiotic-prebiotic functionality. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease. 20:177-179.

150. Ventura M, Zomer A, Canchaya C, O'Connell-Motherway M, Kuipers O, Turroni F, Ribbera A, Foroni E, Buist G, Wegmann U, Shearman C, Gasson MJ, Fitzgerald GF, Kok J, van Sinderen D. 2007. Comparative analyses of prophage-like elements present in two Lactococcus lactis strains. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:7771-80 (IF: 3.778).

151. Ventura, M., Canchaya, C., Tauch. A, Chandra G., Chater, K., Fitzgerald, G.F., and van Sinderen, D. 2007. Genomics of Actinobacteria: tracing the evolutionary history of an ancient phylum. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 71: 495-548 (IF: 15.864).

152. Ventura, M., O’Connell-Motherway, M., Leahy, S., Fitzgerald, G.F., and van Sinderen D. 2007. From bacterial genome to functionality: case bifidobacteria. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 120;2-12 (IF:2.608).

153. Lindner, J., Canchya, C., Zhang, Z., Neviani, E., Fitzgerald, G.F., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M.,. 2007 Exploiting Bifidobacterium genomes: the molecular basis of stress response. Int. J. Food Microbiol.120:13-24  (IF:2.608).

154. Ventura, M., Canchaya, C., Zhang, Z., Fitzgerald, G.F., and D. van Sinderen. 2007. Molecular characterization of the small heat shock-encoding gene, hsp20, from Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:4695-703. (IF: 3.778).

155. Wegmann U, O'connell-Motherway M, Zomer A, Buist G, Shearman C, Canchaya C, Ventura M, Goesmann A, Gasson MJ, Kuipers OP, van Sinderen D, Kok J. 2007. The complete genome sequence of the lactic acid bacterial paradigm Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363. J. Bacteriol. 189:3256-70. (IF: 3.993).

156. Ventura, M., Canchaya, C., Fitzgerald, G.F., Gupta, R.S., and van Sinderen D. 2007. Genomics as a means to understand bacterial phylogeny and ecological adaptation: the case of bifidobacteria. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 91:351-372. (IF: 1.964).

157. Ventura, M., C. Canchaya, A. Del Casale, F. Dellaglio, E. Neviani, G. F. Fitzgerald and D. van Sinderen. 2006. Analysis of bifidobacterial evolution using a multilocus approach. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 30:734-59. (IF: 2.662).

158. Mahony, J., Deveau, H., McGrath, S., Ventura, M., Canchaya, C., Moineau, S., Fitzgerald, G.F. and D. van Sinderen. 2006. Sequence and comparative analysis of lactococcal bacteriophages jj50, 712 and P008: evolutionary insights into the 936 phage species. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 261:253-61. (IF: 2.068).

159. Ventura, M., C. Canchaya, V. Bernini, G.F. Fitzgerald and D. Van Sinderen. 2006. How high G+C Gram-positive bacteria and in particular bifidobacteria cope with heat stress: protein players and regulators. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 30:734-759. (IF: 8.691).

160. Ventura, M., C. Canchaya, V. Bernini, E. Altermann, R. Barrangou, S. Mc Grath, M. J. Claesson, Y. Li, S. Leahy, C. D. Walker, R. Zink, E. Neviani, J. Steele, J. Broadbent, T. R. Klaenhammer, G. F. Fitzgerald, P. O’Toole, and D. van Sinderen. 2006. Comparative genomics and transcriptional analysis of prophages identified in the genomes of Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus salivarius and Lactobacillus casei. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72:3131-3146. (IF: 3.778).

161. Ventura, M., C. Canchaya, V. Bernini, A. Del Casale, F. Dellaglio, E. Neviani, G. F. Fitzgerald and D. van Sinderen. 2005. Genetic characterization of hrcA locus in Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:8998-9007. (IF: 3.778).

162. Ventura, M., Z. Ziding, J.G. Kenny, M. Cronin, C. Canchaya, G. F. Fitzgerald and D. van Sinderen. 2005. The ClgR protein regulates the transcription of the clpP operon in Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003. J. Bacteriol. 187:8411-8426. (IF: 3.993).

163. Ventura, M., J.H. Lee, C. Canchaya, R. Zink, S. Leahy, J.A. Moreno- Munoz, M. O’Connell-Motherway, D. Higgins, G. F. Fitzgerald, D. J. O’Sullivan and D. van Sinderen. 2005. Prophage-like elements in bifidobacteria: insights from genomics, transcription, integration, distribution and phylogenetic analysis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:8692-8705. (IF: 3.778).

164. Ventura, M, J.G. Kenny, Z. Zhang, G.F. Fitzgerald, and D. van Sinderen. 2005. The clpB gene of Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003: transcriptional analysis and first insights into stress induction. Microbiology. 151:2861-2872. (IF: 3.139).

165. Ventura, M., G.F. Fitzgerald, and D. van Sinderen. 2005. Genetic and transcriptional organization of the clpC locus in Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:6282-6291. (IF: 3.778).

166. Ventura, M., R. Zink, G.F. Fitzgerald, and D. van Sinderen. 2005. Gene structure and transcriptional organization of the dnaK operon of Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003 and its application in bifidobacterial tracing. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:487-500. (IF: 3.778).

167. Ventura, M., C. Canchaya, R. Zink, G.F. Fitzgerald, and D. van Sinderen. 2004. Characterization of the groEL and groES loci in Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003: genetic, transcriptional and phylogenetic analysis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:6197-209. (IF: 3.778).

168. Ventura, M., D. van Sinderen, G.F. Fitzgerald, and R. Zink. 2004. Insights into the taxonomy, genetics and physiology of bifidobacteria. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 86:205-223 (review). (IF: 1.964).

169. Ventura, M. and H. Brüssow. 2004 Temporal transcription map of the virulent Streptococcus thermophilus bacteriophage Sfi19. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:5041-5046. (IF: 3.778).

170. Masco L., M. Ventura, R. Zink, G. Huys and J. Swings. 2004. Polyphasic taxonomic analysis of Bifidobacterium animalis and Bifidobacterium lactis reveals relatedness at subspecies level: reclassification of Bifidobacterium animalis as Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. animalis comb. nov. and Bifidobacterium lactis as Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54:1137-43. (IF: 2.662).

171. Ventura M., C. Canchaya, D. van Sinderen, G.F. Fitzgerald, and R. Zink. 2004. Bifidobacterium lactis DSM 10140: identification of the atp (atpBEFHAGDC) operon, its genetic structure, characterization and phylogenic analysis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:3110-3121. (IF: 3.778).

172. Ventura M., C. Canchaya, R.D. Pridmore, and H. Brüssow. 2004. The prophages of Lactobacillus johnsonii NCC533: comparative genomics, transcription and microarray analysis. Virology 320:229-242. (IF: 3.525).

173. Ventura M., and R. Zink. 2003. Comparative sequence analysis of the tuf and recA genes, as well as RFLP of the ITS-sequences supplies additional tools to discriminate Bifidobacterium lactis from Bifidobacterium animalis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:7517-7522. (IF: 3.778).

174. Ventura M., C. Canchaya, V. Meylan, T.R. Klaenhammer, and R. Zink. 2003. Analysis, characterization and loci of the tuf genes in Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium and their direct application for species identification. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:6908-6922. (IF: 3.778).

175. Ventura M., C. Canchaya, M. Kleerebezem, W.M. de Vos, R.J. Siezen, and H. Brüssow. 2003. The prophage sequences of Lactobacillus plantarum strain WCFS1. Virology. 316:245-255. (IF: 3.525).

176. Ventura M., C. Canchaya, D. Pridmore, and H. Brüssow. 2003. Integration and distribution of Lactobacillus johnsonii prophages. J. Bacteriol. 185:4603-4608. (IF: 3.993).

177. Blatny J.M., M. Ventura, E.M. Rosenhaven, P.A. Risoen, M. Lunde, H. Brüssow, and I.F. Nes. 2003. Transcriptional and regulatory studies of the genetic elements involved in the lysogenic-lytic commitment and the identification of the Cro-like protein ORF76 of the temperate lactococcal bacteriophage ΦLC3. Mol. Gen. Genomics. 269:487-498. (IF: 2.345).

178. Jankovic I., M. Ventura, V. Meylan, M. Rouvet, and R. Zink. 2003. Contribution of Aggregation Promoting Factor (APF) to maintenance of cell shape in Lactobacillus gasseri 4B2. J. Bacteriol. 185:3288-3296. (IF: 3.993).

179. Ventura M., V. Meylan, and R. Zink. 2003. Identification and tracing of Bifidobacterium species by Enterobacterial Repetitive Intergenic Consensus (ERIC) Sequences. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:4286-4301. (IF: 3.778).

180. Desiere F., S. Lucchini, C. Canchaya, M. Ventura & H. Brüssow. 2002. Comparative genomics of phages and prophages in lactic acid bacteria. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 82:73-91. (review). (IF: 1.964).

181. Ventura M., and R. Zink. 2002. Specific identification and molecular typing analysis of Lactobacillus johnsonii by using PCR-based methods and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 217:141-154. (IF: 2.068).

182. Ventura M., and R. Zink. 2002. Rapid identification, differentiation, and proposed new taxonomic classification of Bifidobacterium lactis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:6429-6434. (IF: 3.778).

183. Ventura M., I. Jankovic, D.C. Walker, R.D. Pridmore, and R. Zink. 2002. Identification and characterization of novel surface proteins in Lactobacillus johnsonii and Lactobacillus gasseri. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:6172-6181. (IF: 3.778).

184. Ventura M., A. Bruttin, C. Canchaya, and H. Brüssow. 2002. Transcription analysis of Streptococcus thermophilus in the lysogenic state. Virology. 302:21-31. (IF: 3.525).

185. Ventura M., S. Foley, A. Bruttin, C. Canchaya, and H. Brüssow. 2002. Transcription mapping as a tool in phage genomics: the case of the temperate Streptococcus thermophilus phage Sfi21. Virology. 296:62-76. (IF: 3.525).

186. Ventura M., R. Reniero, and R. Zink. 2001. Specific identification and targeted characterization of Bifidobacterium lactis from different environmental isolates by a combined multiplex-PCR approach. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:2760-2765. (IF: 3.778).

187. Ventura M., M. Elli, R. Reniero, R. Zink. 2001. Molecular microbial analysis of human intestinal Bifidobacterium isolates from different environments by the species-specific amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA). FEMS Microbiology ecology. 36:113-121. (IF: 3.157).

188. Ventura M., I. A. Casas, L. Morelli and M. L. Callegari. 2000. Rapid Amplified Ribosomal DNA Restriction Analysis (ARDRA) identification of Lactobacillus spp. isolated from fecal and vaginal samples. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 23:504-509. (IF: 2.037).

189. Ventura M., L. Morelli and M. L. Callegari. 2000. S-layer gene as a molecular marker for identification of Lactobacillus helveticus. FEMS Microbiology Letters 189:275-279, 2000. (IF: 2.068).

190. Ventura M., M.L. Callegari, L. Morelli. 1999. Surface layer variations affecting phage adsorption on seven Lactobacillus helveticus strains. Annali di Microbiologia ed Enzimologia 49:55-63, 1999. (IF: 0.990).

 

Capitoli di libri

1)     Turroni, F., Milani, C., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. Bifidobacteria: ecology and co-evolution with the host. 2017. The genus Bifidobacterium. Elsevier Publisher (Editors Wood, Biavati, Mattarelli and Holzapfel).

2)     Duranti, S., Turroni, F., Meschi, T., Ticinesi, A., Nouvenne, A., van Sinderen, D., and Ventura, M. Next Generation of Probiotic Bacteria: the test case of Bifidobacteria. 2015. Probiotics for Children. Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc. (Editor, M. Manfredi and G. De Angelis)

3)     Ventura, M., Turroni, F., and van Sinderen D. Human gut bifidobacteria:  special friends. 2014. Diet-Microbe Interactions in the Gut. Elsevier (Editor, K. Tuohy and D. Del Rio).

4)     Ventura, M., Turroni, F., and van Sinderen D. The gut microbiota in health and disease. 2014. The human microbiota and microbiome. CABI. (Editor, J. Marchesi).

5)     Sanchez, B., Turroni, F., van Sinderen, D., Ventura, M., Gueimonde, M., and Margolles, A. 2012. Exploration of the interaction of probiotics and prebiotics with the host using omics technologies. Book chapter in: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). V. Kotchetkov (ed.).

6)     Ventura, M., Margolles, A., Turroni, F., Zomer, A., de los Reyes-Gavilan, C.G., and van Sinderen D. 2011. The stress response in bifidobacteria. Stress response of Lactic Acid Bacteria.  Springer (Editor, E. Tsakalidou).

7)     Ventura, M., Turroni, F., van Sinderen D. 2011. Bifidobacteria: general overview on ecology, taxonomy and genomics. Lactic Acid Bacteria: Microbiological and functional aspects CRC Press (Editors, S. Lahtinen, A.C. Ouwehand, S. Salminen, A. Von Wright).

8)     Ventura, M., Turroni, F, Foroni, E., Giubellini, V., and van Sinderen D. 2009. Bifidobacteria from ecology to comparative genomics prospectives. Bifidobacteria: Genomics and Molecular Aspects. Caister Academic Press (Editors, B. Mayo and D. van Sinderen).

9)     Ventura, M., Turroni, F., and D. van Sinderen. 2009. Genomics of bifidobacteria: where we stand now and where we are going. Bifidobacteria: Genomics and Molecular Aspects. Caister Academic Press (Editors, B. Mayo and D. van Sinderen).

10) Ventura, M., Turroni, F., Ribbera, A., Foroni, E., and D. van Sinderen. 2008. Bifidobacteria: the model of human gut commensal. Therapeutic microbiology: probiotics and other strategies. ASM Press (Editor, J. Versalovic&Wilson).

11) Mayo B. , van Sinderen D., Ventura, M.,  Álvarez-Martín, P., and O’Connell-Motherway, M., 2007. Analysis and practical application of LAB genomes. (Book Chapter) Molecular Aspect of Lactic Acid Bacteria for Traditional and New Applications. Editors: B. Mayo, P. Lopez and G. Perez-Martinez.

12) Canchaya, C., Ventura, M., and D. van Sinderen. 2006. Phage genomics and bioinformatics. Bacteriophage: Genetics and Molecular Biology (Editors, S. McGraph & D. van Sinderen).

Book editorials

1)     2004-2007. M. Ventura (guest editor). Genetics and genomics of probiotic bacteria. Special issue published by Frontiers in Bioscience (IF: 3.60).

2)     2010. M. Ventura (guest editor) for Genomics of probiotic bacteria and human gut. Special issue in Genes and Nutrition Journal (IF 3.9).

3)     2015-2016. M. Ventura (topic editor) for Bifidobacteria and their role in the human gut microbiota. Special issue for Frontiers in Microbiology (IF 3.9).

4)     2016 to date. M. Ventura (co-guest editor) for The Human gut microbiota. Special issue in preparation for Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (IF 5.08).

Relazioni e seminari a congressi nazionali e internazionali

  • “Bifidobacteria: a long history of microbe-mammalian gut co-evolution” The 12th Finnish Gut Day, Helsinki, Finland, 17th January 2019 (lecture).
  • Disentanglement of the biogeography of the genus Bifidobacterium and its impact on bifidobacterial taxonomy” LABIP Workshop, Verona, Italy, 4th-5th October 2018 (lecture).
  • “The human gut microbiota: a forgotten organ of our body” Society of Italian Medical Pediatrics (SIMPE), Genova, Italy, 4th-6th October 2018 (lecture).
  • Untangling the evolutionary development of the genus Bifidobacterium by comparative genomics” Pharmabiotics2018 Conference 14th-15th March 2018, Paris, France (lecture).
  • Unveiling bifidobacterial biogeography across mammals: an example of co-evolution strategy involving maternal inheritance of bifidobacterial communities” 12th International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria 27th-21st August 2017 (plenary lecture).
  • Molecular dialogue between microbe-host and microbe-microbe: the case of bifidobacteria” International Scientific Conference Probiotics and Prebiotics, Budapest Hungary, 20th-22nd June 2017 (Plenary lecture).
  • Host-microbiota cross-talk in humans: examples from bifidobacteria as key gut commensals” Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research, Siena, Italy, 12-14 June 2017 (keynote lecture).
  • “Comparative and functional genomics of bifidobacteria” 4th International Symposium on Propionibacteria and Bifidobacteria, Cork, Ireland, 20-23 September 2016 (plenary lecture).
  • Bifidobacteria: and the human gut microbiota: an example of social behavior” 43 rd Congress of the Italian Society of Microbiology, Naples Italy, 27-30 September 2015 (invited lecture).
  • Bifidobacteria: insights from ecology to genomics” ETHZ, Switzerland (host: Prof. Christophe Lacroix). 14th October 2014 (seminar).
  • Comparative genomics of bifidobacteria” NIZO, The Netherlands. (host. Dr. Wynand Alkema). 23rd September 2014. (seminar).
  • “Bifidobacteria and humans: an example of microbe-host co-evolution”, AGI, Genetic School of Cortona, 23rd-24th June 2014, Cortona, Italy (invited lecture).
  • Bifidobacteria and human gut”, Mini Symposium on the microbiota, University of Trento, February 14th-15th 2014 (lecture).
  • Genomics as a mean to understand microbial ecology: the case of bifidobacteria”, XLII National Congress AMCLI, 12th-15th November 2013, Rimini, Italy. (invited lecture).
  • Bifidobacteria and humans: our special friends, from ecological to genomics perspectives” University College of Galway, Ireland. (host Prof. Lokesh Joshi), 24th September 2013 (seminar)
  • Bifidobacteria”, Eagen Postgraduate course Gut Microbiome Nutrition and Health, Rome, Italy, July 10th-11th 2013 (lecture).
  • Insights into ecology and genomics of bifidobacteria”, Graduate School in Molecular Science and Plant, Food and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Milan, 22nd April 2013  (lecture).
  • Bifidobacteria: host-interactions and comparisons with other actinobacterial genomes”, Actinobacteria within soils Symposium 25th – 28th October 2012, Münster, Germany (plenary lecture).
  • Diversity of the human gut microbiota”, 24° Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Diabetologia, Torino, Italy 23rd-26th May 2012 (invited lecture).
  • Bifidobacteria from ecology to genomics” Dipartimento di Scienze Biomolecolari e Biotecnologie, Milano Italy, (host Prof. Gianni Dehò’). (seminar), 20th  January, 2012.
  • “In silico analyses of bifidobacterial genomes: an example of genetic adaptation to the human gut”. 38° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Microbiologia, 17th-20th October, 2010, Riccione, Italy (invited lecture).
  • “The genome sequence of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 reveals genetic strategies for utilization of host-derived glycans” 3rd International Symposium on Propionibacteria and Bifidobacteria, Oviedo Spain 1st-6th June 2010 (invited lecture).
  • “Microbiomic analysis of intestinal microflora” European Intestinal Transport Group, Meeting, Salerno, Italy 7th-10th April 2010 (Keynote lecture).
  • “Bifidobacteria ecology and genomics insights” CIBIO, University of Trento, Italy. (seminar). (host Prof. Olivier Jusson). 19th February 2010.
  • The impact of bacterial genomics and functional genomics in the understanding of the molecular basis of health promoting activities of bifidobacteria” Nu.Tri.Sci. 2009, Meeting, Novara, Italy 1st of October 2009 (invited lecture).
  • The impact of phages on bacterial chromosomes of human gut commensals: a genomic based analysis” Minisymposium of Phages and Host interaction. Parma, Italy 29th of September 2009. (invited lecture)
  • From ecology to genomics of probiotic bacteria”. 5th Probiotics&Prebiotics new Foods. Rome, 13rd-15th September 2009. (invited lecture).
  • “Bifidobacteria: from Ecology to Genomics & Functional Genomics”  Departamento de Microbiologia y Bioquimica de Productos Lacteos (IPLA – CSIC) Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain (seminar) (host Dr. Abelardo Margolles). 29th July, 2009.
  • The new frontiers in probiotic research: microbial ecology of the human gut and probiogenomics. NutrEvent Meeting, Lille, France June 17th-18th, 2009. (invited lecture).
  • Probiogenomics of bifidobacteria: insights into the molecular basis of probiosis”. SIMGBM, 28th National Meeting, Spoleto, Italy, June 11-13, 2009  (plenary lecture).
  • “Re-evaluation of the probiotic concept through Probiogenomics and Microbial Ecology studies”. University of Siena, Department of Microbiology (seminar) (host Prof. Gianni Pozzi). 17th February 2009.
  • “Probiogenomics & bifidobacteria. Mini-symposium Applications of genomics to LAB”. The new horizon. 9th Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria. Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, August 31 to September 4, 2008 (invited lecture)
  • Probiogenomics and bifidobacteria: the case of the whole genome sequencing of two human intestinal commensal bifidobacteria”. The new horizon. 9th Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria. Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, August 31 to September 4, 2008. (Poster Flash presentation).
  • Genomics of probiotic bacteria and development of novel functional foods”. Workshop for PhD Student, Parma, Italy 16th July, 2008 (seminar).
  • Bifidobacteria : from ecology to genomics the case of a natural gut inhabitant” Prokaryotic meeting, Cortona, Italy 14th-15th March, 2008. (invited lecture)
  • How bifidobacterial genomics could help in understanding probiotic functionality”. 4th probiotics and prebiotics new food. Rome, 16th-18th September 2007 (invited lecture).
  • Probiogenomics and bifidobacteria : the case of a natural gut inhabitant”. 14th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes. NewCastle, UK 26th-30th August 2007 (invited lecture).
  • “First insights into the genome sequence analysis of the mouth-commensal Bifidobacterium dentium Bd1”. FoodMicro 2006, Bologna, Italy 29th August 2nd September 2006 (invited lecture).
  • From genomics to stress response in Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003”. University of Verona, Department of Microbiology. (seminar). (host Prof. Franco Dellaglio), 5th November 2004.
  • Stress response in Bifidobacterium breve UCC 2003”. International symposium on propionibacteria & bifidobacteria: dairy and probiotic applications, Saint-Malo (short talk). 2nd-4th June 2004.
  • Phage-host interaction in Lactic Acid Bacteria: insights from genomics and phage transcription analysis”. National University of Ireland (Cork), Department of Microbiology (host Dr. Douwe van Sinderen) (seminar).17th September 2003.
  • Contribution of bacteriophage in Lactic Acid Bacteria genomes by using transcription analysis and microarray technology”. North Carolina State University (Raleigh), Department of Microbiology (host Prof. Todd R Klaenhammer) (seminar). 16th May 2003.
  • Transcription analysis of Lactic Acid Bacteria bacteriophages”. ETH University (Zurich), Department of Biology (host Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt). (seminar) 13rd January 2003.

 

Il docente riceve gli studenti dopo le lezioni presso il suo studio

Anno accademico di espletamento: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di espletamento: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di espletamento: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di espletamento: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di espletamento: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di espletamento: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di espletamento: 2013/2014

Docente di riferimento

Docente tutor

Linee di ricerca

Ricerca del Prof. Ventura: il gruppo di ricerca coordinato dal Prof. Ventura si occupa dello studio del microbiota intestinale e dei batteri probiotici, in particolar modo dei bifidobatteri, tramite l’impiego di approcci di genomica e genomica funzionale. Le pubblicazioni del gruppo coordinato dal Prof. Ventura sono incentrate sulla microbiologia specializzata nell’ambito della caratterizzazione della funzionalità del microbiota intestinale dell’uomo. Questo comprende sia lo studio della biodiversità delle comunità microbiche ma anche di come la modulazione della sua composizione possa essere utilizzata al fine di prevenire e curare eventuali disfunzioni e patologie. Nel 2007 il Dr. Ventura ha fondato il laboratorio di Probiogenomica presso l’Ateneo di Parma.

Ultime pubblicazioni:

Orcid

0000-0002-4875-4560

Contatti

Telefono
906645 (ufficio) ,905666 (laboratorio)
Ubicazione dell'ufficio

Laboratorio di Probiogenomica, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11A 43124 Parma, Italia