Gut Microbiota: new perspectives for a possible role in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ilaria Basadonne

University of Trento

After a Master Degree in Biology in Padova, Italy, I decided to attend a Bachelor in Cognitive Sciences at the University of Trento, Italy, because of my high interest in the psychological field. I’m now PhD student at the Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education at the University of Trento. My research project is focused on microbiota, gastrointestinal disorders and nutritional conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders.At the same time, I also work as sciences teacher at a high school in Rovereto, Italy.


A role for gut microbiota (the microorganisms inhabiting the gut) in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) seems possible considering the high comorbidity with gastrointestinal disorders and the existence of a complex system of... [ view full abstract ]

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This research project was evaluated and approved by an Ethics Committee. All parents participating in this study were fully informed about the aims and contents of the research during a personal meeting with the researchers.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ilaria Basadonne (University of Trento)
  2. Alessandro Zandonà (Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento)
  3. Luigi Mazzone (Ospedale Bambino Gesù - Roma)
  4. Lorenza Putignani (Ospedale Bambino Gesù - Roma)
  5. Cesare Furlanello (Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento)
  6. Paola Venuti (University of Trento)

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Topics: Research


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