On day two of Digestive Disease Week, lead researchers participated in a twitter chat to discuss trends and new research in the area of gut microbiome. Moderated by @DDWMeeting, the chat involved more than 50 participants, asking questions and engaging with the experts, including Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; Govind Makharia, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; and Josie Libertucci, PhD student, McMasters University.

Over the course of the hour-long chat, nearly 300 tweets were sent out to the Twitterverse. Below are some highlight tweets from the chat that encompass everything you need to know about hot topics in microbiome research. Read the full transcript.