Probiota 2019: Global experts in microbiome business and science set for Copenhagen programme

By Robert Rose

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Probiota 2019: Global experts in microbiome business and science set for Copenhagen programme
A world-class line up of international experts in the microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics will take centre stage in Copenhagen this February.

Organised by the publishers of NutraIngredients, Probiota 2019 will combine the latest insights from science, regulation and business to provide delegates with the ultimate event to bridge the gap between the worlds of business and scientific research.

In the first wave of speaker announcements, we can confirm that top academics and business leaders from the Europe, the USA and Asia will address the wold-leading conference, to be held in Copenhagen between 13 and 15 February 2019.

Registrations are open now!

Jeroen Raes

Top speakers from the European Commission, KU Leuven / VIB, the International Probiotic Association, the University of Copenhagen, the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology, DuPont, the University of Verona, Probi, LUX Research and ADM Biopolis are due to take the stage during the tree-day festival of science and business.

First wave of speakers announced:

Being able to make sense of microbiome ‘big data’ remains a key challenge for the category. In our session our keynote session on ‘Big Data’, population studies and personalisation​ will see global expert Professor Jeroen Raes​, KU Leuven & group leader VIB, present new insights on ‘Quantitative, population-level microbiome monitoring - the Flemish Gut Flora project’​.

Xiaoquan Su

Alongside Professor Raes, Dr Xiaoquan Su​, Bioinformatics Team Lead at the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology presents his teams recent findings on ‘Identifying and predicting novelty in microbiome studies based on microbiome searching’ – recently dubbed the ‘Google of the gut’.

The session will also see Dr Daniel Ramón Vidal​, vice-president R&D, ADM & director, Biopolis, present data on The use of “omic” technologies for the search of novel probiotic strains’.

As part of our ‘Future Focus’​ session, aimed at looking at new business and research opportunities in the microbiome and probiotic spaces, Dr Dirk Hadrich​, Policy and Programme officer at the European Commission will join us to present new data and insights on ‘Microbiome research and innovation projects funded by the EU’.

Harini Venkataraman

Meanwhile, Dr Harini Venkataraman ​of Lux Research will look to connect the dots in her presentation on ‘Emerging trends in microbiome-based new business opportunities’

As part of our session on the ‘Microbiome through the lifestages’ leading ​researcher Professor Tine Rask Licht​, of the Danish National Food Institute and 

Technical University of Denmark will discuss ‘Impact of diet on gut microbes in children and adults’​ while the impact of the microbiome and ageing will be under the microscope in a presentation by Professor Dennis Sandris Nielsen​ from the University of Copenhagen in his talk ‘Physical fitness in community dwelling older adults corresponds with gut microbiome and host metabolome reflecting dietary intake’.

Tine Rask Licht

NutraIngredients senior editor Nathan Gray said: “I’m thrilled that we are bringing Probiota to Copenhagen this year. The area is a hotbed of microbiome-related activities – with a huge amont of clinical research, innovative start-up businesses, and major industry players all based close by.”

 “Probiota has always been about connecting ideas and people in the science and business related to probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome — providing that central point of exchange — and we are excited about what we have in store for the event in February.”

 “We have an exciting line up of speakers from a wide-range of backgrounds – and will be revealing the full programme and list of speakers very soon.” ​ 

Registrations are now open for Probiota 2019! Make sure to reserve your spot at the summit before it is too late.

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