Associate Director of Research and Innovation, Health & Happiness Group
The 2023 Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum brought together academic, industry, and investment leaders to discuss cutting-edge scientific developments in microbiome, skin & probiotic research. The attendees explored the challenges and opportunities in translating research towards commercialisation, as well as learning how partnerships and collaborations can secure investment.
Topics covered included gut health and disease, as well as the stunning advances being made in understanding the gut-brain axis. Speakers also reported on the developments in Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotic research as well as personalised nutrition and cardiometabolic disease. In 2023 there was expanded coverage of Women’s health, advances in HMO & infant health, and Cancer.
“I liked the combination of science and business”
“From an academic perspective, it was nice to see how people are commercialising their research”
“A diverse mix of different stakeholders: academia, industry, finance”
This meeting is always co-located with the Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe
2023 Featured speakers – Our full speaker panel can be found here
Dept. Biotechnology, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-Spanish National Research Council (IATA-CSIC)
Head of International Scientific Valorisation Luxury Division, L’Oréal Research & Innovation
Assistant Professor, Head of the Microbiome Research Lab, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
|Room 1||Room 2||Room 3||Room 4|
Gut Microbiome for Health & Disease
Business Collaboration and Investment
|Gut Brain Axis||Infant Health, HMO & Nutrition||Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals|
|Day 2||Beyond the Gut – Cancer Microbiome||Urology Diseases & Women’s Health||Probiotics, Personalized Nutrition & Cardiometabolic Diseases||Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals|
• Explored the microbiome in the first 1000 days of life
• Developed a Successful regulatory strategy for probiotics and live microbiome-based drugs
• Decoded how skin commensals metabolites orchestrate healthy skin
• Discovered the Microbiome’s Role in Bowel Cancer
• Understood the Role of gut microbiota and precision probiotics in myalgic encephalomyelitis
• Debated if Binding Proteins offer a paradigm shift in gut health and stabilization
• Heard about studies that identify metabolites and neurotransmitters produced by the microbiota whichare linked to sleep and stress
• Found out about the dynamics of Bifidobacterium species in the breastfed-infant gut microbiome
• Built on existing partnerships and create new collaborations to deliver new products to market
• Gave a poster presentation with flash talk to attendees
• Joined us for a fantastic networking and drinks reception
The 2023 agenda in brief
• Gut Microbiome for Health & Disease
• Beyond the Gut – Cancer Microbiome
• Gut-Brain Axis
• Urology Diseases & Women’s Health
• Infant Health, HMO & Nutrition
• Personalised Nutrition, Probiotics and Cardiometabolic Diseases
• Access the Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress
What you will get
• 80+ presentations, panel discussions, and roundtables from industry and
• 7 hours of dedicated networking time and drinks reception
• Expert-led roundtable discussions
• Extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
• Poster presentation with optional flash oral presentation
• Vibrant exhibition hall featuring leading companies
Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 671957 ext. 207 and we will take your details over the phone or email Maria Mirnova
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online
Standard registration for those not in the categories below
Entrance Fee for Academic staffs / PhD students / Non-for-Profit Organisation (USD)
Fee for representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.
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 Abstract Submission – CLOSING DATE March 2024
Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings. Receive advanced delegate list from which to choose whom you’d like to meet with. Global Engage will schedule these meetings and send you an itinerary before the event
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.
Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness by taking a poster position or sponsoring the poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the meeting background screen.
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.
For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook, Conference Director
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]
At Global Engage we are at the beginning of a project to make our meetings more sustainable. Last year we joined ISLA – a body created to accelerate the event industry’s transition to a sustainable future. Our goal is to measure and record the CO2 emissions of our meetings, with the ultimate goal of reducing them as far as practicable before looking at offsetting them.
Details of the green policies at the World Trade Center Rotterdam can be found here. https://www.wtcrotterdam.com/en/about-wtc/sustainability. A practical example of their efforts is the WTC is heated and cooled using a hot and cold storage system in the ground. In addition, all electricity used is certified ‘green power’. Finally, the car park was recently renovated with LED lighting.
In addition to carefully selecting meeting venues, we have made some other changes.
Plastic badge holders have been replaced with card name badges attached to a lanyard. Return your lanyard to the registration desk when you leave so it can be reused.
Printed conference documentation and agenda. All the meeting information is now available on an event 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 we have worked with the caterer to increase the proportion of plant-based items. Our aim is that you have some great meals, whilst with us, but with less environmental impact by the time you leave.
What you can do
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, so if you’re local or staying at a different hotel make use of it to cut the number of journeys being made.
To offset the carbon caused by attending a meeting please look at these three projects in the Netherlands.
Our analysis suggests that last year attending a two-day conference produced .65 tonnes of C02e per person which can be offset for approx.€12 per person. All Staff attending the meeting will be offset.
Where we have consent from our expert speakers the presentations will be actively promoted to developing nations and students as a free resource.
Our commitment is to make sustainable choices wherever we can.