Newton Gomes

Researcher University of Aveiro/Co-founder at InnerCore Microbiome

Newton Gomes is a scientist and entrepreneur who is passionate about linking research on environmental and applied microbiology to technological innovation and entrepreneurship. His professional experience includes 6 years as a researcher at the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) (Braunschweig, Germany) and more than 14 years as researcher at the Department of Biology and the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) (University of Aveiro, Portugal). He has already participated in the creation of different start-ups. In 2020 he co-founded InnerCore Microbiome.


Title: The human microbiome is not an island.

  • Host-associated and environmental microbiomes are connected. Like other hosts, humans are not an island unto themselves, but are constantly interacting with the natural environment including plants and animals, ranging from the food they eat to the company they keep.
  • Due to a number of factors, such as the modern diet, city-life and antibiotic use, this interaction has been disrupted.
  • Use ecological principles to optimize human health.