Oxford Global Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress 2017 Berlin

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  • Oxford Global is proud to present the inau­gural Micro­biome Dis­cov­ery and Devel­op­ment Con­gress on 1213 June 2017 at the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Ger­many. The event is co-​located with the 5th Annual Dis­cov­ery Chem­istry and Drug Design Con­gress and the 18th Annual Drug Dis­cov­ery Lead­ers Sum­mit.

    This con­gress will bring together key opin­ion lead­ers and senior indus­try experts in micro­biome drug dis­cov­ery to dis­cuss the lat­est inno­v­a­tive dis­cov­ery strate­gies and tech­nolo­gies, the com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of the micro­biome and the ther­a­peu­tic poten­tial. These top­ics have been com­piled as a result of a com­pre­hen­sive research process under­taken with an expert advi­sory board with mem­bers includ­ing Senior Direc­tors and Pro­fes­sors from global phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal organ­i­sa­tions, biotech com­pa­nies and lead­ing research institutions.

    Con­gress Highlights

    Over 250 micro­biome and drug dis­cov­ery atten­dees rep­re­sent­ing lead­ing biotech com­pa­nies, global phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal organ­i­sa­tions and inter­na­tion­ally renowned aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions.

    Over 20 pre­sen­ta­tions, case stud­ies and panel dis­cus­sions focused on novel strate­gies in micro­biome drug dis­cov­ery and the ther­a­peu­tic poten­tial of the micro­biome.

    Includ­ing 3 Inter­ac­tive Streams:

    • Micro­biome Dis­cov­ery: Novel Strate­gies and Technologies
    • Com­mer­cial­is­ing the Microbiome
    • Ther­a­peu­tic Poten­tial of the Microbiome

    Con­gress Theme

    The Micro­biome indus­try is grow­ing rapidly, with increased invest­ment and a num­ber of ther­a­peu­tics in clin­i­cal devel­op­ment. As of yet, no drugs have been approved. Micro­biome research there­fore rep­re­sents an excit­ing new area of drug dis­cov­ery. Key chal­lenges include the trans­la­tion of aca­d­e­mic research into clin­i­cally and com­mer­cially viable ther­a­peu­tics, and the trans­fer of micro­biome research from the food to the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try. Our pro­gramme focusses on how best to approach these challenges.

    On Day 1, we con­cen­trate on the novel strate­gies and tech­nolo­gies utilised in micro­biome research. It con­sid­ers the dif­fer­ent approaches, includ­ing small mol­e­cule micro­biome dis­cov­ery and live bac­te­r­ial cul­tures, to pin­point how our knowl­edge of the micro­biome can be trans­lated into micro­biome drugs. Day 2 focusses on tak­ing the next steps beyond this. The morn­ing will be ded­i­cated to a dis­cus­sion of how new micro­bial drugs can be com­mer­cialised, in par­tic­u­lar the reg­u­la­tory and IP con­cerns of micro­biome com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion. In the after­noon, the ther­a­peu­tic poten­tial of the micro­biome is con­sid­ered. Stud­ies of the Gut Micro­biome have dom­i­nated research and clin­i­cal stud­ies, in par­tic­u­lar when look­ing at C. dif­fi­cile and inflam­ma­tory gut con­di­tions. Inter­est is grow­ing, how­ever, in other areas of micro­biome research, such as Der­ma­tol­ogy and Women’s Health, and there will be talks ded­i­cated to novel ther­a­peu­tics in these areas.

    Con­firmed Speakers

    • Johan van Hyl­ckama Vlieg – Micro­biome and Health Inno­va­tion, Chr-​Hansen A/​S
    • Dirk Gev­ers – Janssen Human Micro­biome Insti­tute, Janssen
    • Luc Sterk­man – Caelus Health
    • Jean de Gun­zburg – Da Volterra
    • Hervé Affa­gard – MaaT Pharma
    • Xavier Duportet – Eligo Bioscience
    • Greg Sieczkiewicz – MPM Capital
    • Adam Baker – Micro­biome and Human Health, Chr-​Hansen A/​S
    • Dario Gutier­rez – Immuno-​Biology Lead, Merck Research Labs – Cam­bridge Exploratory Sci­ence Cen­ter, Merck
    • Sonia Tim­ber­lake – Data Sci­ence, Finch Therapeutics
    • Adrien Nivoliez – R&D and Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, biose®
    • Francois-​Pierre Mar­tin – Nes­tle Insti­tute of Health Sciences
    • Sean Kennedy – Bio-​Omics Pole, Insti­tut Pasteur
    • Tom van de Wiele – Host-​Microbe Inter­ac­tion Tech­nol­ogy Group, Ghent University


    Day 1: Micro­biome Dis­cov­ery: Novel Strate­gies and Technologies

    • Trans­la­tional Sci­ence of the Microbiome
    • Metage­nomics and Metatranscriptomics
    • For­mu­lat­ing Com­pu­ta­tional and Mouse Models
    • Sin­gle Cell Iso­tope Probing
    • High-​Throughput Screening
    • Novel Genomic Technologies
    • Next Gen­er­a­tion Sequencing
    • Data Man­age­ment in Micro­biome Discovery
    • Bio­marker Validation
    • Small Mol­e­cule Micro­biome Discovery
    • Micro­biome Identification
    • FMT and related Micro­biome Data

    Day 2

    Part 1: Com­mer­cial­is­ing the Microbiome

    • Reg­u­la­tory Concerns
    • IP Con­sid­er­a­tions in Europe vs. USA
    • What would cre­ate action-​forcing events for Global Bio­pharma companies?
    • Global Research Collaboration
    • Cross-​disciplinary micro­biome research: From Med­ical Nutri­tion to Pharma
    • Promise of Micro­biome Antibi­otics and Pep­tides for Eco­nomic Sustainability
    • Man­u­fac­tur­ing the Microbiome
    • Invest­ing in the Microbiome

    Part 2: Ther­a­peu­tic Poten­tial of the Microbiome

    • Inno­v­a­tive Ther­a­peu­tics in the Gut: Inflam­ma­tory, Gut-​Brain Axis, Colon Can­cer, Meta­bolic Disorders
    • Grow­ing Ther­a­peu­tic Inter­est in: Der­ma­tol­ogy, Res­pi­ra­tory, Women’s Health, Oral
    • Per­son­alised Therapeutics
    • Rela­tion­ship between antibi­otics and microbiomes

    Sub­mit a poster

    For atten­dees inter­ested in sub­mit­ting a poster, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties now avail­able. Your poster pre­sen­ta­tion will be located in the exhi­bi­tion room for two days along­side other posters from senior sci­en­tists work­ing in indus­try and academia.

    How to sub­mit your poster

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Prin­ci­pal author, Organisation
    • Mail­ing address, Email, Tele­phone, Fax
    • Addi­tional authors

    In order to secure your board space a fee of £250 will be required. The poster should be pre­sented as A0 (841mm x 1189mm) por­trait size. To take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity you need to be reg­is­tered as a paid del­e­gate over the 2 days. We have lim­ited spaces avail­able, so please reg­is­ter soon!

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