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The 3rd Microbiome Forum: USA – the 6th meeting in our global microbiome series – was held in San Diego, USA on 10-11 September 2015.

2016 Dates Announced!

The conference will return on October 3-4 in San Diego.

The agenda is in production and once completed this website will be updated.

The field of metagenomics has allowed researchers to look into the diversity of the body’s microbiota with findings that the microbiome is a home for diversity, natural immunity, metabolism, behavioral traits, and plays an instrumental role in health and disease. With large-scale collaborative projects underway and sequencing data placed in the public domain, there is a rich source of information for researchers and companies looking for opportunities in this exciting field. With increasing signs that our microbiome may be the key not only for curative but preventative medicine, efforts are focusing on increasing both investment opportunities, clinical trials and innovative research in this area. With an increasing focus on healthy living and a therapeutics market that is expected to grow to $1.2 trillion by 2016, microbial research can be developed in order to provide preventative treatments, cures, therapies and supplements for a worldwide audience in demand.

Attracting over 225 attendees, the forum built upon the success of previous meetings to explore the interface between our evolving cultures, technologies and our microbiome through a series of interactive presentations with leading academics and industry experts, panel discussions and an exhibition area allowing solution providers to showcase their products and services. The latest academic and industry research was explored across the following areas:
  • Characterizing the human microbiome
  • Venture capital, collaborations and investment
  • The human microbiome’s effect on health and disease
  • New research into different microbial systems – both inside and outside the GI tract
  • Probiotics, prebiotics, diet and the microbiome
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Skin and dermatology research
For a more detailed synopsis and to download the agenda, please visit the agenda page.

See feedback from the 2014 conference:

Advisory Panel

Manimozhiyan ArumugamMani Arumugam
University of Copenhagen

Nigel BeeleyNigel Beeley
R&D Consultant

Pierre BelichardPierre Belichard
Enterome, France

                        ClokieMartha Clokie
University of Leicester, UK

Jennifer FettweisJennifer Fettweis
Virginia Commonwealth University

                        HartAilsa Hart
St Marks Hospital, London

Rochellys Diaz HeijtzRochellys Diaz Heijtz
Karolinska Institute

                        Pyo KoGwangPyo Ko
Seoul National University

                        Sandris NielsenDennis Sandris Nielsen
University of Copenhagen

Karen NelsonKaren Nelson
J. Craig Venter Institute

                        NizetVictor Nizet
University of California, San Diego

Elisabeth NorinElisabeth Norin
Karolinska Institute

Jackie PapkoffJackie Papkoff
Johnson & Johnson California Innovation Center

                        ScottKaren Scott
Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

Georgios StamatasGeorgios Stamatas
Johnson & Johnson

Jos van
                        StrijpJos van Strijp
University Medical Centre Utrecht

                        ThakkarRoopal Thakkar

Tom van
                        de WieleTom van de Wiele
Ghent University


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