Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia

When

1st-2nd Mar 2017
Registration from 8am

Where

Hong Kong
Venue to be confirmed

3rd Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia

R&D and Business Collaborations in Microbiota Research, Probiotics, Health and Disease

Building on the success of our 2015 and 2016 congresses, Global Engage is pleased to announce the 3rd Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia, which will be held on March 1 – 2, 2017 in Hong Kong and co-located with our 2nd Probiotics Congress. Last year’s successful event attracted over 200 attendees.

Developments in the field of metagenomics have allowed researchers to explore the diverse microbiota in the human body. Research has shown that the microbiome is linked to natural immunity, metabolism, behavioural traits, and broadly speaking, plays an instrumental role in health and disease. With large-scale collaborative projects underway and sequencing data placed in the public domain, there is a rich source of information for researchers and companies looking for opportunities in this exciting field. Increasingly, there are indications that the human microbiome is key to curative and preventative medicine so efforts are being focused on expanding investment opportunities, performing more clinical trials and spurring innovative research in this area. Coupled with an increasing focus on healthy living and a therapeutics market that is expected to grow to $1.2 trillion by 2016, microbiome research is set to make waves in the science and medical world through its application in preventative treatments, cures, therapies and supplements.

 

Synopsis

Attracting experts working in all areas of microbiome research, product development and business, the congress will explore the interface between the microbiome and our evolving cultures and technologies. During the two-day conference, there will be networking breaks to promote interaction with your peers, expert led case study presentations, a dynamic exhibition room filled with technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions, and panel discussions exploring key issues in the field. Together, we can further develop microbiome research across the Asia-Pacific region, and begin to look towards forging collaborations and commercialising the research.

Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease

Exploring the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease including gut-brain interactions, innate immune system & host-pathogen interaction and associations with obesity and metabolic disease.

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Panel Discussion

What is a health, balanced microbiome? How important is gut microbial diversity?

Prebiotics and Diet

Emerging developments of nutritional products utilising microbiome research as well as  the dietary modulation of the human gut microbiome, the role of the microbiome in food allergy and the role of short-chain fatty acids.

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Vaginal and Lung Microbiota

Research into the microbiome and HIV, new therapeutic possibilities for lung disease and the microbiome of the female urogenital tract and pregnancy.

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Commercialisation of the Microbiome

Pharmaceutical involvement and development, business relationships between academia & pharma and the scope of microbiome research/ structuring successful collaborations.

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Skin and Oral Microbiota

Case studies and the therapeutic potential for dermatological conditions, exploring the diversity of skin communities and microbiome associated with oral cancer.

 

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Speakers

New for 2017, the meeting features expanded coverage of the microbiome outside the gut including oral, vaginal and therapeutics research. Speakers from newly established companies will present some exciting work and strategies for commercialisation.

Agenda

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This internationally respected congress is  the networking meeting for anyone concerned with microbiome research and importantly with translating that research into health changing products. The scope of the conference is reflected in the opening keynote presentations.

  • Common but uncharacterised microbial populations in the healthy human gut by Philip Hugenholtz, Director, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics; Professor, School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Human microbiota: A bioresource for gene mining and microbial prospecting by Yuan Kun Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore

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Venue

The conference is confirmed to take place in Hong Kong on 1 – 2 March, 2017

We are currently in discussion with several venues and as soon as we have found the best rate for attendees, the venue details will be released.

Pricing and Registration

Discounts

Academics: 3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.

Not applicable with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes:
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
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Option 1 – Please phone +60 3 2117 5190 and we will take your details over the phone
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$1,125.00

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$750.00

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Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and 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).

We charge an admin fee of $50 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 10th of February. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended.  Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.

Submission Form 

To submit your poster please complete the form below.

Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.

 

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Testimonials

What our delegates say about the conference

Excellent content

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole conference. I really enjoyed how the talks were all focused on the microbiome, but
were varied and of excellent content.

Natalie Rickers

Senior Account Manager Aus/NZ, DNA Genotek

Worldwide participation

There was worldwide participation and sharing of knowledge, experience and thoughts.

Nurul Ain Binti Saipudin

MSc. Candidate, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Mix of attendees

There was a wide range of professionals from multiple aspects of microbiome work, interesting global perspectives and the hotel was
lovely.

Tina J. Hieken

Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA

Wonderful networking

Having the solution provider partners present creates a wonderful networking session.

Irene Pann

Universiti Sains Malaysia/Danone Dumex (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Conference Sponsors

  • Winclove Asia Gold
    Gold Sponsor
  • Quanti Health Gold
    Gold Sponsor
  • DNA Genotek Silver
    Silver Sponsor
  • Winclove Asia
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • DNA Genotek
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Nizo
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Quanti Health
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Glycom
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Human Metabolome Technologies
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor

Sponsorship

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.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

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. 

Exhibition

Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

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

For further details please contact
Shahul Hameed
Cell: +6016-6564828
Direct: +6032115196
email shahul@global-engage.com

Contact us about sponsoring the
Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia

Call us on +60 3 2117 5190 

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

Working in partnership with

  • Absave
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Biocompare
  • Biosave
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • International Journal of Computational Microbiology and Medical Ecology
  • Labsave
  • Pharma Focus Asia
  • Pharmaceutical Tech
  • PharmaVOICE
  • RareBase
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Technology Networks