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Characterizing the Microbiome Community
  • Updates on the Asian gut microbiome project
  • Can we characterise the ‘normal’ microbiome?
  • Sequencing and bioinformatics of the human microbiome
  • Panel Discussion: Developments and directions in regional microbiome research
  • Host-microbiome communication
  • Metagenomic and post-metagenomic approaches to microbiome research
  • What is the scope of microbiome research – can it live up to   the hype?
  • Building a translation microbiome program
  • Animal models in microbiome research
  • Preservation and handling of fecal samples
  • Human infant microbiome
  • Gut microbiota as an emerging target for healthy ageing
Probiotics, Prebiotics and Personalized Nutrition
  • Dietary modulation of the human gut microbiome
  • Gut microbiota in varying nutritional states
  • Panel Discussion: Probiotics and functional foods
  • Developing nutritional products utilising microbiome research
  • Novel indigenous probiotics
  • Role of the microbiome in food allergy
  • Role of short-chain fatty acids
  • Milk-oriented microbiota
The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease
  • Studies in the GI tract & intestinal epithelium
  • The gut microbiome and its role in IBD, cancer, obesity, immunity, diabetes and cancer
  • Fecal transplantation in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Personalized medicine approach to IBD
  • The human mucosal virome & its role in health and disease
  • Bacteriophage therapy
  • Antibiotic Exposure: Contemplating novel antibiotic therapies that do not destroy the healthy microbiome
Research and Development outside the Gut
  • Skin microbiome – acne, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and microbiomes of chronic and acute wounds
  • Oral microbiome and vaginal microbiome in health and disease
  • Developments on the gut-brain axis and behaviour – implications for neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Respiratory microbiome – the new world of the lung microbiome for targeted asthma, COPD and respiratory disease therapies
Collaboration, Investment and Commercialization
  • Commercializing the microbiome – developing business relationships between academic research, pharma and investors
  • Collaborations partnerships – the global scope of microbiome research/structuring successful collaborations
  • Bringing live microbial products to market – IP, regulation, GMP
  • Pharmaceutical involvement and development

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