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Gianluca IANIRO


Born in Campobasso, Italy, on the 1st of January, 1985

Nationality: Italian.

Foreign Languages: English

Office address: 

Largo A. Gemelli, 8

Rome, Italy postcode 00168


Skype address: gianluca.ianiro    

Twitter: @gianluca1aniro


Current position

  • Adjunt Professor in Gastroenterology (MED/12) at the Catholic University of Rome (June 2021-now)

  • Consultant at the Gastroenterology Unit of the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” IRCCS, Rome, Italy (July 2016-now)

  • License as Associate Professor in Gastroenterology (October 2018-now)

Education & Training

  • 2011-2016: Training in gastroenterology at Catholic University of Rome,  summa cum laude

  • 2017-2020: PhD in nutritional and metabolism sciences  

Research Activities

My main research activities are gut microbiota and its therapeutic modulation, with a special focus on fecal microbiota transplantation.

In this field, I have achieved the following outcomes: 

  • Publications and grants (as outlined below)

  • Coordinator/secretary of consensus conferences and position papers on fecal microbiota transplant (e.g. PMID: 28087657; PMID: 31563878; PMID: 32192627; PMID: 32620549; PMID: 33571456)

  • 4th expert worldwide on fecal microbiota transplantation and 10th expert worldwide on gastrointestinal microbiome according to the website Expertscape (

  • Lead Author of the UEG e-learning course “Faecal Microbiota Transplantation”

  • Course Director of the UEG Basic Science Course 2017 “Gut microbiota: relevance, analysis, modulation”


Teaching Activities

  • 2016-now: Practice lessons, Gastroenterology course/Catholic University of Rome

  • 2016-now: Lectures, Gastroenterology Postgraduate School/ Catholic University of Rome

  • 2018-now: Lectures, English Gastroenterology course/ Catholic University of Rome

  • 2018-now: Lectures, Master on digestive disorders/ Catholic University of Rome

  • 2021-now: Lectures, Gastroenterology course/ Catholic University of Rome


Institutional Responsibilities

  • 2020-now: Faculty member, Postgraudate School in Gastroenterology/CUR

  • 2020-now: BioMed Alliance taskforce on clinical trials


Major Honor and Grants

  • Structural EU Fundings, National Operational Program, Italian Education, University and Research Ministry, project “Costituzione della biobanca del microbiota intestinale e salivare umano: dalla disbiosi alla simbiosi” (BIOMIS) (Year: 2019 – Role: Co-investigator and local scientific referral; grant amount: 8800000 €).

  • Italian Health Ministry, project “Targeting gut microbiota to improve efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma” (Year: 2018 – Role: Principal Investigator  - Grant amount: 450000€)

  • Italian Health Ministry, project “Establishing a fecal microbiota transplant service for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (Year: 2017 – Role: Collaborator  - Grant amount: 283000€)

  • UEG, educational project “FMT dissemination project” (Year: 2016 – Role: Co-coordinator – Grant amount: 100000 €)

  • UEG Rising Star 2020


Role in Scientific Societies

  • UEG: National Societies Forum (2021-2025); Research Committee (2017-2019), Young Talent Group (2016-2017)

  • SIGE (Italian Society of Gastroenterology): Governing Board (2017-2021); Friend of Young Talent Group for SIGE (2016-2021)


Congress and Course Activities

  • Attendance to many (>300) national and international gastroenterology conferences (including UEG Week, ECCMID, several EAGEN and EHMSG courses) as invited speaker/chairman in the field of gut microbiota


Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor: BMC Gastroenterology; Human Microbiome Journal; Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.

  • Editorial Board Member: American Journal of Gastroenterology; Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Reviews In Gastroenterology Hepatology And Nutrition.

  • Reviewer for >50 Journals, including: The Lancet; The Lancet Infectious Diseases; Annals of Internal Medicine; Gut; Circulation; Circulation Research; The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Nature Communications; The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Clinical Microbiology and Infection;


Recognitions of Scientific Results

  • Recognized as 4th expert worldwide (1st in Europe) on FMT, and 11th expert worldwide (9th in Europe, 2nd in Italy) on gastrointestinal microbiome based on the Expertscape ranking ( .

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member of Enterobiotix (donor FMT bank, spin-off of the Aberdeen University)


Periods abroad and international collaborations

Ongoing collaborations (most already finalized in publications):

  • Prof. N. Segata: FMT in cancer (PMID: 32859933); microbiome engraftment (publication under review)

  • Prof. A. C. Ford: FMT in IBS (PMID: 31136009)

  • Prof. G. Parisi: application of the game theory to gut microbiome dynamics (ongoing project)

  • Dr. L. Putignani: microbiota and autism (PMIDs: 32872562; 31752095; 29686658)

  • International FMT Working Group: Consensus reports and collaborative studies (PMIDs: 34693388; 34752587; 33571456; 33159374; 32954843; 32663514; 32645451; 32620549; 32192627; 31563878; 28087657)

  • Prof. H. Tilg: antibiotics and microbiota (PMID: 27531828)


Visiting professor, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgary (Academic years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 – Host: Dr. R. Nakov)

Visiting professor, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain (Academic year 2017/2018– Host: Prof. A. Lopez Sanroman)

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