Conference Themes

  • Understanding Microbiome/Host Interactions
  • Molecules Targeting and Sourced from the Microbiome
  • Microbiome/Drug Interactions
  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Future of Microbiome Research
  • Women’s Health & Fertility
  • Microbiome & Neurological Disorders
  • Communication Strategies for Microbiome Research

Confirmed Speakers

Lita Proctor
Program Director, Human Microbiome Project

Lita Proctor
Program Director, Human Microbiome Project
Jeroen Raes
Group Leader, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology

Jeroen Raes
Group Leader, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Michael Zimmermann
European Molecular Biology Laboratory | Structural and Computational Biology Unit

Michael Zimmermann
European Molecular Biology Laboratory | Structural and Computational Biology Unit
Georg Gerber
Co-Director, Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

Dr. Gerber, MD, PhD, MPH, is Co-Director of the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Associate Pathologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics. His research interests involve building novel computational models and high-throughput experimental systems to understand the role of the microbiota in human diseases, and applying these findings to develop new diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions to improve patient care. Dr. Gerber’s training includes a Fellowship in Infectious Disease Pathology and Molecular Microbiology at BWH, Residency in Clinical Pathology at BWH, MD from HMS, Masters’ and PhD in Computer Science (Machine Learning, supervised by David Gifford and Tommi Jaakkola) from MIT, and Masters’ in Infectious Diseases and BA in Pure Mathematics from UC Berkeley. Prior to returning to graduate school, he founded several companies focused on developing and applying 3D graphics technologies to create feature and IMAX® films starring actors such as Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and Danny DeVito.

Georg Gerber
Co-Director, Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center
Aletta D Kraneveld
Professor Interdisciplinary Translational Pharmacology, Utrecht University

Aletta D Kraneveld
Professor Interdisciplinary Translational Pharmacology, Utrecht University
Ted Dinan
Professor of Psychiatry, University College Cork

Ted Dinan
Professor of Psychiatry, University College Cork
Ina Schuppe Koistinen
Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Ina Schuppe Koistinen
Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet
Jean-Christophe Malrieu
CEO, A-Mansia Biotech SA

Jean-Christophe Malrieu
CEO, A-Mansia Biotech SA
Johan E.T. van Hylckama Vlieg
Chief Scientific Officer at Kaleido Biosciences

Johan E.T. van Hylckama Vlieg
Chief Scientific Officer at Kaleido Biosciences
Christopher Reyes
Founder & CEO, Bloom Science

Christopher Reyes
Founder & CEO, Bloom Science
Geoffrey Hannigan
Associate Principal Scientist, Systems Biology Group, Merck Exploratory Science Center

Geoffrey Hannigan
Associate Principal Scientist, Systems Biology Group, Merck Exploratory Science Center
Nazima Pathan
University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Critical Care, University of Cambridge

Dr Pathan qualified in Medicine from the University of London (St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School). She completed her postgraduate medical training in London, Oxford and Duke Children’s Hospital in North Carolina, USA.

She then undertook a clinical research fellow position in Paediatric Intensive Care at Imperial College London, where she investigated the pathophysiology of myocardial dysfunction in septic shock. She received her specialist training in Paediatric Critical Care in London, obtaining her CCT in Paediatrics and Paediatric Intensive Care in 2006 and beginning a consultant position on the Paediatric Intensive Care at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, London. In 2007 she was awarded a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer position which she undertook from 2007 to 2012 at Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital.

In 2013, she was appointed University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at the University of Cambridge. She is also an honorary senior lecturer in the department of Systems Medicine at Imperial College London.

Nazima Pathan
University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Critical Care, University of Cambridge
Olaf Larssen
Assistant Professor (0.2 FTE) Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Olaf Larsen (1972) studied chemistry at the VU University Amsterdam and obtained a PhD in biophysics at the same university. Following postdoctoral research in New York City and Amsterdam, he continued his career within industry. Olaf worked for ASML, TNO and as a consultant life sciences within various organizations. Since 2012 he is heading the science department at Yakult Nederland. Since 2016, he is also part time assistant professor the VU University focusing on the valorization of microbiota management.

Olaf Larssen
Assistant Professor (0.2 FTE) Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke
Group Leader, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

PhD: Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium, 2008
Postdoc: Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium
Professor at Ghent Univ. since 2015
VIB Group leader as of March 2018

Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke
Group Leader, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
Gregory Buck
Director, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University

Gregory Buck
Director, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University
Chloé E LeBegue
PharmD Student, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Chloé E LeBegue
PharmD Student, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Steve James
Researcher, Quadram Institute

I am a molecular microbiologist with considerable experience and expertise in the fields of yeast systematics and yeast biodiversity. In my current research role, within the Carding Group, I am studying the fungal component (mycobiome) of the human gut microbiota. The aim is to identify, isolate and characterise yeast and other fungi present within the human gut to gain an insight into the role of the mycobiome in health and disease states.

I was previously a member of the QIB-based National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC), and was involved in a variety of collaborative projects, including the Saccharomyces Genome Re-sequencing Project (SGRP), the first large-scale eukaryotic population genomics study. This project was co-led by Dr Richard Durbin (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) and Prof. Ed Louis (University of Leicester), served as the pilot project for the 1000 human genomes project and resulted in a Nature publication in 2009.

Since gaining my PhD in 1998, I have trained, supervised, and mentored undergraduate students from both the UK and abroad.

Steve James
Researcher, Quadram Institute
Ahinoam Lev-Sagie
Senior OB/GYN Physician, Hadassah University Medical Center

Ahinoam Lev-Sagie
Senior OB/GYN Physician, Hadassah University Medical Center
Marco Pane
R&D Director, Probiotical

Marco Pane
R&D Director, Probiotical
Anders Brimnes Damholt
Head of Clinical Development in Human Health Innovation, Chr. Hansen A/S

Anders Brimnes Damholt
Head of Clinical Development in Human Health Innovation, Chr. Hansen A/S
Inmaculada Moreno
Visiting Scholar, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Inmaculada Moreno
Visiting Scholar, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Craig Thompson
Patent Partner, HGF Limited

Craig Thompson
Patent Partner, HGF Limited
Filipe Gomes Cabreiro
Lecturer in Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases, UCL Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology

Filipe Gomes Cabreiro
Lecturer in Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases, UCL Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology
Christine Landlinger-Schubert
Director Lysins, PhagoMed

Christine Landlinger-Schubert
Director Lysins, PhagoMed

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