Microbiome & Probiotic R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: USA

This is an in-person meeting.


19th-20th Oct 2023


San Diego, CA
Marriott La Jolla

11th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum and 5th Probiotics & Prebiotics Congress: USA

Open Letter:
Luis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology, California Institute of Technology


Human exposure to most bacteria does not result in disease, but rather mammals are colonized for life with 100 trillion indigenous bacteria in a symbiotic relationship that contributes to human health. Indeed, the microbiome regulates the development and function of the immune, metabolic, and nervous systems. The mechanistic basis for how commensal microbes influence health and disease remains incompletely understood, but a revolution is currently underway to deepen our comprehension of the microbiota and its influence on human biology.

Our laboratory has shown that specific molecules produced by gut bacterial communities enter the circulation and travel to the brain, and mediate behavioral abnormalities, motor deficits, neuro-inflammation, and brain pathologies. We have discovered that gut bacteria regulate symptoms and pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) in animal models, and some of this work is now being translated to humans.

I am delighted to be giving the opening keynote address at the Microbiome & Probiotic R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: USA. Speakers will be showcasing their amazing work that has uncovered mechanisms of interaction between beneficial bacteria and a range of health conditions. Some of these research programs are on the doorstep of, or already in, clinical trials with the potential of creating revolutionary therapeutics to treat human diseases.

I look forward to presenting the talk entitled “Gut-derived Metabolites in a Mouse Model of Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder” on October 19.

See you in San Diego!

Sarkis Mazmanian


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How You Will Benefit

This program is designed to create a collaborative environment in which delegates can forge enduring relationships across the full range of microbiome and probiotic research. In 2023 you can:

  • Learn how targeting the gut microbiome may represent a new approach to addressing the symptoms of ASD
  • Hear about a novel function for breastmilk antibodies in programming lasting alterations on offspring immunity to reinforce host-microbiota mutualism
  • Explore the evidence for skin and microbiome interactions
  • Discover research looking at the differences in composition and function of the gut microbiome in depressed individuals compared to matched healthy controls
  • Debate how AI techniques could determine personalized responses to nutrition that drive diseases states and treatment efficacy
  • Review how can the gut microbiome can improve health and deliver opportunities for commercializing next generation probiotics
  • Learn about novel 3D-bioprinted probiotic scaffolds for future urinary tract catheterization applications
  • Build on existing partnerships and create new collaborations to deliver new products to market
  • Give a poster presentation with flash talk to attendees
  • Join us for a fantastic networking and drinks reception
  • Attend the 5th Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: USA
  • Meet leading solution providers

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2023 Speakers

2023 Agenda

If you are a start-up we would love to hear from you. Email [email protected] or complete this form for access to a bespoke package to meet your particular needs.

The 2023 Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum comes at an exciting time for the microbiome industry. The recent FDA approvals for Seres Therapeutics and MaaT Pharma (Phase III Clinical Trial), along with Vedanta Biosciences’ successful fundraising highlight the industry’s potential for a range of therapeutic applications, including the first drugs on the market. Not to forget, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and BiomeBank received FDA approvals last year. With numerous clinical studies underway, momentum has returned to the microbiome industry. Discover the newest advances that are taking place with us, in San Diego, this October.

Topics covered include gut health and disease, as well as the stunning advances being made in understanding the gut-brain axis. Speakers will also report on the developments in Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotic research as well as personalized nutrition and cardiometabolic disease. For 2023 we have expanded coverage of Women’s health, advances in HMO & infant health, and Cancer. And don’t forget we will explore the challenges and opportunities in translating research towards commercialization, as well as learn how partnerships and collaborations can secure investment.

“The talks I went to had real content (data, innovative ideas, business impact)” 
“I met people from all areas in this growing industry… academia, pharma and consumer products”
“Deeper understanding of product concepts – especially clinical relevance and application to health outcomes”
“Excellent speakers … a mix of research and business focussed talks”

Don’t forget your ticket also gives you access to the 5th Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: USA

2023 Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum USA
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
Day 1

Gut Microbiota for Health & Disease

Business Collaboration, Regulations and Investment

Gut-Brain Axis

Infant Health, HMO & Nutrition Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals
Day 2

Beyond the Gut – Cancer Microbiome

Urobiome & Women’s Health Probiotics, Personalized Nutrition, & Cardiometabolic Diseases Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals


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2023 Sponsors

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San Diego Marriot La Jolla




4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Pricing & Registration

The conference fee includes
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to the exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • e-documentation pack
  • Conference App

Are you a start-up?
We have a number of special options for start-ups to be a part of the meeting. Contact Maria for the qualifying criteria.


3 for the price of 2 offer

Save with 5 passes Academic/Industry equivalent to $300/$1000 per person

Discount applied automatically at registration. If you do not know the names of your attendees use this form to secure the discounts.

Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount code

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

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“You are about to be a part of a great networking meeting. I can’t wait to welcome you in person.”

Steve Hambrook, CEO, Global Engage

Organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and business consultants please contact Gavin Hambrook to discuss participation at this meeting.

The fees shown are available to industry, academics and not for profit organisations.

To help us comply with GDPR (privacy regulations) please register using your official institution email address and not a personal email.

Are you a start-up? Contact [email protected] for innovative ways to join the meeting.

Don’t for get our special discount for three and five delegate places! Details above.


Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

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Entrance Fee for Academic staffs / PhD students / Non-for-Profit Organisation (USD)

Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below

Solution Provider/Consultant Attendee Fee


Fee for representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

We accept the following cards through Worldpay
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  • JCB

Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentation

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

  • Poster presentations are actively encouraged at this event and as such registered academic, industry, and start-up delegates are invited to present 1 poster each for free
  • Posters are displayed for the full two days of the event – Refreshment breaks have dedicated sessions for odd or even numbered posters so you know when to be by your poster
  • NEW for 2023 – We have reserved a 50-minute session in track 1 for non-vendor authors to present a flash oral presentation of their poster in order to showcase their work
  • 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.
  • Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first-come-first-served basis
  • In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.

Poster Abstract Submission – CLOSING DATE September 29.


2023 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities in 2023


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


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
Gavin Hambrook
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]

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Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA

Media Partners

  • Microbiome Research Reports
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Rapid Microbiology
  • Nutrients


Global Engage is a member of ISLA, a body established to accelerate the event industry transition to a sustainable future. As part of this, we are committed to selecting venues with more sustainable practices.

Event App

We have reduced waste by replacing printed documentation with an app. Make sure you have it downloaded to your devices in time for the meeting. Get Agorify on Google Play and Apple App Store.


You will have some great food choices while you are with us but now we have worked with the caterer to increase the proportion of plant-based items. We have also built a plan with the venue to avoid waste through how they serve meals and how any leftovers are processed. Our aim is that you have some great meals, whilst with us, but with less environmental impact by the time you leave.


An international meeting does involve travel but where it is practical, please consider more sustainable alternatives to flying. The app will also have a discussion space to arrange ride shares.