The Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum brings together academic, industry, and investment leaders to discuss cutting-edge scientific developments in microbiome, skin & probiotic research. As an attendee, you will explore the challenges and opportunities in translating research towards commercialisation, as well as learn how partnerships and collaborations can secure investment.

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 personalised nutrition and cardiometabolic disease. Coverage of Women’s health, advances in HMO & infant health, and Cancer is extensive..

100+ Speakers

7 ½ hours networking time

Vibrant Exhibition Hall

Why Attend This Conference


Attracting over 300 people the congress is designed to create a collaborative environment in which you can engage with the speakers, sponsors, and other delegations in attendance


Explore the microbiome in the first 1000 days of life and• Develop a successful regulatory strategy for probiotics and live microbiome-based drugs


Decode how skin commensals metabolites orchestrate healthy ski and Discover the Microbiome’s Role in Bowel Cancer

Previous Speakers

Audrey Guéniche

Scientific Director Helena Rubinstein, L’Oréal Ultra Luxury Division

Benjamin Hadida

CEO & Co- Founder, Exeliom Biosciences

Christopher Martoni

Principal Scientist, Clinical Development - Human Health, Chr. Hansen

Ilia Belotserkovsky

Scientific Project Manager, Bioaster

Alessio Mylonas

Research Scientist, AC Immune

Aletta D. Kraneveld

Professor Interdisciplinary Translational Pharmacology, Utrecht University

Alon Rothfusz

Digital PCR Specialist, Benelux, QIAGEN

Ana Finzel

Senior Scientific Manager, Bio-Me AS

Andre Groeneveld

Senior Discovery Manager, FrieslandCampina Ingredients


Andrea Holst

Research scientist, Chr. Hansen HMO

Arthur Ouwehand

Technical Fellow, IFF

Aurlien Baudot

CEO & Co-Founder, Cryptobiotix

Bernd Stahl

Director of Human Milk Research and Analaytical Science, Danone Nutricia Research

Bethany Henrick

VP Microbiome, Brightseed

Brian Klein

Principal Microbiome Scientist, DSM

Cecile Clavard

Head of the Skin Microbiome Knowledge Laboratory, Advanced Research, LOral Research and Innovation

Celine Druart

Céline Druart, Executive Director, Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI)

Cheri Ackerman

Co-Founder & CEO, Concerto Biosciences

Chrysi Sergaki

Microbiome Group Leader, MHRA

Claire Derlot

Head of Programs, Biose Industrie

Dan Brownell

Senior Director of Research and Development, AOBiome

David MacIntyre

Professor of Reproductive Systems Medicine, Section Head of Pregnancy, Parturition and Prematurity; Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Imperial College

Denise Kelly

Investment Advisor, Seventure Partners

Eline Klaassens

Product Manager Human Health, BaseClear BV

Elisa Chiquet

COO, HelloBiome

Elizabeth Crone

Head of Business Development, Europe, Owlstone Medical

Francois-Pierre Martin

Senior Manager, Translational Science & Communication, H&H Group

Frank Schuren

Senior Scientist Microbiology, TNO Microbiology & Systems Biology

Gareth Pearce

Founder, DuoVIAL by Pacifi

Geoff Briggs

Technology Scout – Beauty Incubator, No7 Beauty Company, Member of Walgreens Boots Alliance

Helena Falholt Elvebakken

Research Scientist, Lactobio A/S

Henrik Munch Roager

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen


Ina Schuppe Koistinen

Associate Professor, Alliance Director Center for Translational Microbiome Research, CTMR, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet


Ioannis Peppas

Clinical research fellow in paediatric heamato-oncology, Institute of Cancer Research, London

Iris Sommer

Professor of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen

Janneke Ouwerkerk

Department Head Microbiology, NIZO

Jennifer Cookson

Senior Director of Product Development, Arcaea

Johanna Gilbro

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Skinome Research AB


Jolanda Lambert

Senior Project Manager, NIZO

Jonathan Lane

Associate Director of Research and Innovation, Health & Happiness Group

Jonathan Swann

Professor of Biomolecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

Josef Korbinian Vogt

Director of Integrative Systems Biology, Director of Integrative Systems Biology

Karin Strijbis

Associate Professor, Div. Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Biomolecular Health Sciences, Utrecht University

Koen Hogenelst

Senior Scientist Mental Health, TNO Human Performance

Kristen Neumann

Co-Founder & CSO, MyMicrobiome AG

Laurenz Govaerts

Vice President, EQT Life Sciences

Lily Mijoun

Microbiome Expert, Shiseido International France

Luc Sterkman

CEO, Caelus Health

Lucien Harthoorn

Director R&D, Clasado Biosciences Ltd

Lynne Sykes

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centre, Imperial College London

Malcolm Kendall

Co-Founder & CEO, Microbiome Insights, Inc., Canada

Marianne Koliana

VP Business Development, Clinical Microbiomics


Mara Carmen Collado

Dept. Biotechnology, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-Spanish National Research Council (IATA-CSIC)

Marie Drago

Chief Creative Officer, Galline


Marine Parat

Senior Manager R&D Skin Science & Technology, Coty inc.

Martine Maitre

Researcher, Research Applied R&D, Pierre Fabre Dermocosmetics

Melanie Eldridge

Senior Director, Head of Microbiome Drug Substance Process Sciences, Arranta Bio


Mlanie Le Barz

Scientific Innovation Project Manager, Lallemand

Mona Bajaj-Elliott

Associate Professor, Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Dept, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Moran Yassour

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & The School of Computer Science & Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Morten L. Isaksen

Chief Innovation Officer, Bio-Me

Olaf Larsen

Senior Manager Science, Yakult Nederland B.V

Oliver Worsley

Co-Founder, Sequential

Omry Koren

Full Professor, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Pascal Yvon

SVP Commercial Strategy & Sales, S-Biomedic

Patrick Tripp

Laboratory Director, Zymo Research

Paul Wilmes

Professor of Systems Ecology, University of Luxembourg

Paula Perez Pardo

Junior Assistant Professor, Utrecht University

Peter Lersch

Vice President Growth Fields | BL Care Solutions, Evonik

Petra Louis

Senior Research Fellow, Rowett Institute University of Aberdeen

Philip Quirke

Professor of Pathology and Tumor Biology, Leeds University and Co-Investigator, Optimisticc

Robert Dixon

Science and Technology Manager, Unilever Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

Romain Daillère

Director of the Microbiome Programme, Bioaster

Sam Possemiers

CEO, MRM Health

Sandra Wingaard Thrane

Co-Founder & CSO, Bactolife

Sascha Patz

Software Developer, Metagenomics, Computomics

Sebastian Blum

Market Development Manager, Beckman Coulter Life Science

Shahram Lavasani

Founder & CEO, ImmuneBiotech

Simone Pyle

Science & Technology Manager, Gut Microbiome, Unilever

Stephanie Tang

Category R&D Director Skin Health, Bayer Consumer Health

Victoria Liang

Project Manager, The TIM Company

Wouter De Jonge

Professor of Experimental Gastroenterology, AMC Amsterdam

Yannik Schoenknecht

Professor of Experimental Gastroenterology, AMC Amsterdam

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