Microbiome Futures Online


25th Oct 2021
09:00 to 16:00 (GMT +8)


Virtual Event




Date: 25th October 2021 (Monday)
Time: 09:00 to 16:00 (GMT +8) 
Event structure: Presentations and Panel Discussion
Registration fee: Complimentary access
Virtual Event on-demand: Available to view until midnight 10th November 2021 (registration is required)

Recent microbiome research demonstrates the crucial role of microbial communities in human health. The microbiome, now associated with immunity, disease, and behaviour, is paramount in maintaining our health and keeping us away from disease. With numerous pre-clinical and clinical studies actively being conducted, the microbiome is transitioning from a descriptive to a mechanistic science.

It is inevitable that leveraging the microbiome is a promising prospect to improve human health, as it enables us to step forward and manipulate microbiota in a variety of ways. Given the growing interest, research and industry experts are working together towards bringing microbiome discoveries to the market, making it an unprecedented investment opportunity alongside large-scale collaborations underway and sequencing data in the public domain. In the time of COVID-19, microbiome is set to make waves in the scientific and medical worlds as an essential prerequisite for future rational interventions.

This meeting will discuss the current state of knowledge in this fast-moving research area, ranging from development of new methods of studying the microbial communities to how the microbiome affects health, disease, and the therapeutics industry for the benefit of humankind and the environment.


  • Microbiome discoveries in Asia and across the globe
  • Impact of COVID -19 on the microbial community
  • New tools and techniques
  • Microbiome-host interactions
  • Health and disease: gut, outside the gut, gut-brain axis, pathogen and infections
  • Leveraging the skin microbiome – conflict of drug versus cosmetic science

Speakers Include:

  • Liping Zhao, Professor, Eveleigh-Fenton Chair of Applied Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, USA
  • Lee Yuan Kun, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National University of Singapore
  • Thomas Dawson, Senior Principal Investigator, Singapore Research Institute of Singapore
  • Xiaoquan Su, Associate Professor, College of Computer Science and Technology, Qingdao University, China
  • Katrine Whiteson, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Co-Director, UCI Microbiome Center, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Jingyuan Fu, PhD, Tenure Track Professor in Systems Medicine, Department of Paediatrics & Department of Genetics, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands


The meeting is free to attend
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For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook
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Reuben Raj
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