Microbiome and Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum


18th-20th May 2020


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7th Microbiome and Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum


In response to COVID-19, this meeting will be hosted online. Network with your peers, ask questions of the speakers, meet with the sponsors from the safety of your home or office. Using the latest digital technology we have recreated this outstanding meeting online so you can still be part of Europe’s leading microbiome & probiotic event.

“Well done on this, it is so innovative!” Speaker
“I love the idea of a digital version of the conference” Delegate
“This will make it easier to get a rock star panel” Panel Chair
“looks like an amazing virtual platform, congratulations, it is very impressive” Delegate

Complex Communities Thrive Online

The 7th Microbiome and Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum is Europe’s longest-running and largest Microbiome meeting. It has an unrivalled reputation for attracting leading academics to present the newest available discoveries being made about microbiota and human health. With an equal measure of researchers from industry, this outstanding networking meeting is the place to learn, build new partnerships and explore effective business and commercialisation strategies.

A lot is happening online this year!

7th Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum
  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
Day 1 IBD, Colitis, Metabolic Diseases  Women’s Health

Probiotics & Prebiotics
Roundtable discussions
Skin & Cosmeceuticals 
Day 2 Gut-Brain Axis Diagnostics & Microbiome Biobanks Personalised Nutrition Skin & Cosmeceuticals 
Day 3 Cancer Business Collaboration – Regulations & Investment Early Life and Infant Tools & Technologies




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Keynote Speakers

Fact Sheets

With so much to cover these handy fact sheets will help you discover who is speaking and the topics, they are covering. Or, if you prefer, download the full agenda here.

Please note this is now a virtual meeting. We are amending the agenda to allow for differences in time zones etc. The content of the meeting will stay the same. These fact sheets will be updated to reflect these changes.

Gut & Gut Brain Axis Probiotics & Prebiotics Skin & Cosmeceuticals
Beyond the Gut Women & Infants Diagnostics & Technology
Business Collaboration – Regulation and investment
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Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration

Gastrointestinal, neurology, cancer, the vaginal microbiome and more


Successful strategies for collaboration


Building an intellectual property portfolio


Explore funding options

Probiotics & Prebiotics



Applications and research


Personalised Nutrition


Early Life and Infant

Skin & Cosmeceuticals

Novel research




Marketing and communication


Exploiting the latest research tools and techniques


Please note this is now a virtual meeting. We are amending the agenda to allow for differences in time zones etc. The content of the meeting will stay the same. The agenda will be updated to reflect these changes.

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Our Sponsors

2020 Sponsors

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This meeting is taking place on a digital platform

  • Watch the meeting live plus, 30 days on-demand
  • Put questions to the speakers in a live chat after each presentation
  • Upload your poster into a resource area and field questions from other attendees
  • Meet other attendees and chat with them in custom-designed networking rooms
  • Participate in live panel discussions and roundtable debates
  • Schedule an unlimited number of 1-2-1 meetings with sponsors and other attendees so you can plan your day and keep to your schedule
  • Fill your conference bag with white papers, reports and giveaways
  • Arrange video chats with any attendees of interest to you (optional)
  • Speak to live online customer service to help you navigate everything on the day and ensure a smooth experience

Pricing and Registration

Multiple log-in discounts

for more info, please email [email protected]
Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes:

All conference sessions
Access to a virtual exhibition room
Live networking forums
Conference watch live or later on-demand options
e-documentation pack

Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 671957 ext. 207 and we will take your details over the phone

Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


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Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below

Academic/Hospital/NFP Fee


Click to select

Solution Provider Fee


This fee applies to organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentation

Poster presentation sessions are an integral part of this virtual meeting. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated resource area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters. The technology will support interaction with the attendees and supports live chat.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees containing your full abstract, and you can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).


  1. Submit your entry prior to the closing deadline (1 entry per person)
  2. Four entries for the Microbiome & Probiotics Series: Europe will be selected by the judges
  3. The winners of the poster presentation will be given a 15-minute speaking position on the conference agenda and will be notified in advance of the meeting
  4. The judge(s) will make the decision based on the abstract(s) submitted
  5. Each winner will also receive a certificate from the organisers
  6. Representatives from solution provider organisations or experts already speaking on the program are not eligible to enter the competition but are welcome to present posters at the meeting as normal

Conference Sponsors

2020 Conference Sponsors


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Using the latest digital technology this meeting will take place online this year. We have sourced a system that will deliver an outstanding networking opportunity and deliver all the benefits you would expect from a well run live meeting. Find out more in our prospectus.


Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program

Showcase your technologies and products.
The dedicated virtual exhibition hall includes custom built exhibition designs and features detailed visitor analytics.
Live 1-1 & group chat 
Resource downloads and links for visitors
Meeting appointment system with video chat function

Exhibition Functionality Continued

Audio room for live podcasts
Real time visual booth attendance manifest
Discussion wall
Social media integration
‘Event Bag’ for user to collect your content
Contact us facility
Live stream presentations into the booth

Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook, Conference Director
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]

Contact us about sponsoring the
Microbiome and Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

Call us on +44 (0)1865 849 841

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

Please contact [email protected] for media partner opportunities

  • American Pharmaceutical Review
  • Bentham Science
  • Biomall.in
  • Biovox
  • BlueSeq
  • Cardea
  • ClinOwl
  • Global Information
  • Insight Pharma Reports
  • Labiotech
  • Pharma Journalist
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Rapid Microbiology
  • World Pharma Today