The Microbiome & Probiotic R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: Series take place in Asia, Europe and North America every year.

Current meetings

Future meetings

  • Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum. The European meeting is scheduled for April/May 2025. (See the 2024 Agenda)

Topics covered included gut health and disease, as well as the stunning advances being made in understanding the gut-brain axis. Speakers report on the developments in Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotic research as well as personalized nutrition and cardiometabolic disease. Women’s health, advances in HMO & infant health, and Cancer. are also explored as well as the challenges and opportunities in translating research towards commercialization, and building the partnerships and collaborations can secure investment.

7 hours of networking time

70+ Speakers

Interactive Roundtables

Why attend the conference


"An exceptional meeting for exploring the scientific & commercial advancements across the microbiome in health and disease... in our opinion, one of the premier microbiome scientific & networking events"


Build new partnerships and collaborations for new research and find business partners to commercialize your discoveries


Flash oral presentations for start-ups and poster presentations to amplify your research, providing a unique opportunity to present your findings to a dedicated audience of industry and academic leaders.

Speakers have included

Sarkis K. Mazmanian

Luis & Nelly SouxProfessor of Microbiology, California Institute ofTechnology

Adam Baker

Director of Science, Human Health Innovation, Chr. Hansen, Denmark

Denise Kelly

Investment Advisor, Seventure Partners

Jason Harcup

Chief R&D Officer – Beauty & Wellbeing, Unilever

Marie Drago

Chief Creative Officer, Galline

Audrey Guéniche

Scientific Director Helena Rubinstein, L’Oréal Ultra Luxury Division

Søren Kjaerulff

CEO and CSO, Lactobio AS part of L’Oreal group

Colleen Cutcliffe

CEO, Pendulum Therapeutics

Jack Gilbert

Department of Pediatrics and ScrippsInstitution of Oceanography, UCSD

Eran Elinav

Professor and Principal Investigator, Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Joseph Sung

Professor, Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) And Dean, Nanyang Technological University

Jeroen Raes

Professor and Group Leader, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, KU Leuven; Vice-director, VIB Center for Microbiology

Stewart Campbell

CEO, SVP R&D, Axial Therapeutics

Thomas Dawson

Deputy Executive Director & Senior Principal Investigator, A*STAR Skin Research Labs, Singapore

Niranjan Nagarajan

Associate Director and Senior Group Leader, Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR

Cheri Chu

Microbiome Science Leader, Unilever Global R&D, Shanghai, China

Tarun Chopra

Director, Advanced Research, L'Oreal Research and Innovation

Margaret J. Morris

Professor, University of New South Wales

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To be a part of the meetings speaker panel email

Mike Burden on for North American and Europe and JoanDee on for Asia

Series Sponsors

To discuss sponsoring the European and North American meetings contact Gavin Hambrook –, telephone +44 (0) 7538368764; for Asian meetings contact Reuben Raj –, telephone +603 2779 0098

Our Commitment To Sustainability

Global Engage is committed to hosting sustainable meetings.

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.


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 leftovers are processed.


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.

Upcoming events

Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: China

This Global Engage’s inaugural microbiome conference in China serves as a platform for connecting the microbiome community with funders and facilitating support for commercialization efforts. This special event is co-hosted with Handsome Investment Group that is currently active seeking investment opportunities in startups.


Zhaoqing, CHINA


10 th Oct 2024 to 11 th Oct 2024


Life Science



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

Exploring gut health and disease, the gut-brain axis probiotics, prebiotics, and Postbiotic as well as personalized nutrition and cardiometabolic disease. Plus, coverage of Women’s health, HMO & infant health, and Cancer.


San Diego Marriott La Jolla, California


17 th Oct 2024 to 18 th Oct 2024


Life Science



Multibuy discount available

Hotel Offer Ends July 4 4 th Jul 2024

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Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: USA

Eploresthe burgeoning field of skin microbiome research and included case studies focusing on a range of skin conditions.


San Diego Marriott La Jolla, California


17 th Oct 2024 to 18 th Oct 2024


Life Science



Multibuy discount available

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Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia

This 9th edition Asia congress is co-located with the 4th ASEAN Gastro International Conference. The theme for this 2-day event is “AI Innovations and Advancement of Human Microbiota in Medicine”




25 th Oct 2024 to 26 th Oct 2024



10 th Sep 2024

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