Microbiome Futures

A Global Translational Roadmap


23rd May 2018


New York, USA
New York Academy of Medicine

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Microbiome Futures is a landmark event that will document the future of microbiome research and commercialisation.

  • A half day panel discussion – reporting on KOL research and audience consultation
  • Senior participants from leading companies and institutions
  • Outcomes to be published in Nature Biotechnology
  • Gala networking dinner

The live event, on May 23, will be the culmination of a thorough research process during which the working group will be gathering input from a global pool of stakeholders in the microbiome space. They will come prepared, having researched and discussed issues from the science of moving from correlation to causation to practical solutions to data and regulatory hurdles.

The main format will be a panel discussion, moderated by Susan Jones, Senior Editor at Nature Biotechnology and Gaspar Taroncher-Oldenburg, consultant-in-residence for Global Engage. 

Combining the summary and analysis of the event’s discussions, the working group’s feedback, and the KOLs’ input, it will be published in Nature Biotechnology as the white paper: Roadmap for Microbiome Translation.

What is in it for you

The unique opportunity to steer the panel’s white paper before publication.

Who you will meet

Join a select group of leading scientists, business executives, investors and stakeholders to collaboratively discuss the future of microbiome translation.

How it will unfold

A panel of experts will lead discussions with the audience in a unique forum to create and publish a roadmap for microbiome translation.



Microbiome Futures RoadmapThe live event will be the culmination of a thorough research process, currently ongoing, where the working group is gathering input from a global pool of stakeholders in the microbiome space. The audience will be asked to participate through posing questions to the panel and offering input on their own areas of experience. Everything will be documented for consideration of inclusion in the final white paper.

For a more detailed agenda, please download the program below.

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Gala Dinner

May 22 2018 | New York Academy of Medicine

Dinner venue at the New York Academy of Medicine

Quay Pharma are proud sponsors of the gala dinner

The evening before the live event, join a networking dinner with the panel and distinguished guests in the beautiful library of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Includes a drinks reception on arrival with hors d’oeuvres and a full 3-course sit-down dinner with your peers.

Keynote address by:

Dan Littman NYU

Dan R. Littman
Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Microbiology

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Microbiome Futures
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA

Located in a historic Fifth Avenue building on Museum Mile, the New York Academy of Medicine is the ideal venue to come together with your peers to decide on the future of microbiome.


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Form partnerships with the microbiome community

For companies wishing to have exposure through association with the Global Translational Roadmap, both onsite during the discussion group and longer term through publication and distribution of the roadmap white paper, a limited number of sponsorship and partnering opportunities are available.

To receive the full list of package options, email Gavin Hambrook:  [email protected]

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Microbiome Futures

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Media Partners

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  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Biocompare
  • Global Information
  • International Journal of Computational Microbiology and Medical Ecology
  • Medical Sciences
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