PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DAY | TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY 2022

WORKSHOP A
10:00 -12:00

Microbiome-based Biomarkers & Patient Stratification
The understanding that the gut microbiome likely plays a central role in immune mediated disease progression is increasingly supported. Therefore microbiomebased biomarkers are increasingly backed in their role in risk stratification and disease prediction. Join this workshop to discover how these biomarkers can show predictive disease activity and resistance to therapy which has extensive clinical benefits.

Highlights include:

  • Exploring case studies of how cross sectional studies using biomarkers can show clear disease linkages
  • Exploring how longitudinal case studies using biomarkers have  given an insight into the predictivity of disease
  • Understand how biomarkers can be robustly validated to amplify this field
  • Learn how these clinical practice will be facilitated by integrating these microbiome biomarkers
Christina de Min

Cristina de Min
CMO
PharmaBiome

WORKSHOP B
1:00 - 3:00

Gut-brain Axis
Recent studies have demonstrated the value of further understanding of the gut-brain axis. This axis is continuously gaining more attraction due to its proposed link to psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, age-related, and neurodegenerative disorders.
Join this workshop to discover the recent developments in the understanding of the communication between the microbiota and the brain. Be part of this more detailed discussion to under cover where this field is heading and how understanding the gut-brain axis can transform your microbiome research.

Highlights include:

  • Discover the developments surrounding the CNS brain disorder, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Discover the exciting emphasis on cognitive health that has the potential to transform the way we think about our mental health.
  • Understanding how we can better direct product development that would unlock this unique space in the field.
Nikhil Sharma

Nikhil Sharma
CEO
BioCorteX

WORKSHOP C
3:00 - 5:00

Emerging Colonisation Techniques & Purification Methods
Recent developments in colonisation and purification techniques have opened gateways for new ways to colonise and purify bacteria, which hope to provide greater insights to aid further developments in preclinical models and understanding of mechanisms of action. Come aboard this workshop to discover in detail, the emerging clinical techniques that are proving to overcome past challenges in the preclinical scene.

Highlights include:

  • Learn about the new colonisation techniques that are hoping to transform research
  • Discover the new purification techniques being created that strive to create easier analysis of the specific component wanted

Identifying Drug Targets With Bacterial Single Cell Tools

Highlights include:

  • We will introduce a new single cell tool that can measure the full transcriptome of individual bacterial cells
  • Bacterial cells are highly heterogeneous even in isogenic culture, and many virulence genes are produced only by a subset of cells
  • New single-cell techniques can identify perturbations that may reduce virulence
Tomas de Wouters

Tomas de Wouters
CEO
PharmaBiome

Dr Adam Rosenthal

Dr. Adam Rosenthal
Health & Biosciences,
Research & Development
IFF