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Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
  • Updates on the Asian gut microbiome project
  • Novel models for studying gut-microbe interactiolns
  • Connections to IBD, IBS and diarrheal diseases
  • Gut microbiota transplantation
  • Innate immune system and host-pathogen Interaction
  • Associations of obesity and metabolic disease
  • The virome and the role in health and disease
  • Role of synthetic biology
  • Gnotobiotic mice studies
  • Gut-brain interactions - depression, anxiety and autism?
  • Development of bacteriophage therapeutics
  • Sequencing and bioinformatics of the human microbiome
Skin and Oral Microbiota
  • Diversity of skin communities
  • Interactions between host genotype and microbial abundances
  • Skin and scalp microbiomes
  • Case studies and therapeutic potential in acne, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and microbiomes of chronic and acute wounds
  • Oral cancer associated microbiome
Vaginal and Lung Microbiota
  • Microbiota in Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, asthma
  • New therapeutic possibilities for lung disease
  • Microbiome of the female urogenital tract and pregnancy
  • Research into the microbiome an HIV   
Microbiota, Diet, Pro and Prebiotics
  • Dietary modulation of the human gut microbiome
  • Gut microbiota in varying nutritional states
  • Role of the microbiome in food allergy
  • Role of short-chain fatty acids
  • Milk-oriented microbiota
  • Developing nutritional products utilising microbiome research
  • Co-located probiotics congress focusing on probiotic development and regulation
Commercialization of the Microbiome
  • Developing business relationships between academia & pharma
  • Collaborations/partnerships the global scope of microbiome research/structuring successful collaborations
  • Bringing live microbial products to market IP, regulation, GMP
  • Contemplating novel antibiotic therapies that do not destroy the healthy microbiome
  • Pharmaceutical involvement and development

Panel Discussions
  • What is a healthy, balanced microbiome? How important is gut microbial diversity?
  • Using metagenomics-derived data to make causal links between the microbiome and disease

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