Microbiome Connect : Human - USA 2020 | Kisaco Research

Designing Microbiome-Modulating Therapeutics and Diagnostics for the Treatment of Neurological, Cancer, Metabolic and Gastro-Intestinal Indications.

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VIRTUAL SUMMIT | EDT Timezone
3-5 June, 2020

“This event is a unique gathering of individuals from academia and industry who are collaborating to advance microbiome science. Kisaco has gone out of their way to include speakers and perspectives not found elsewhere. I look forward to attending again.”

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Why Attend

The gut microbiome is becoming an increasingly important druggable target for pharma companies through a range of modalities from FMT to small molecule and even phage. 2020 looks set to be a pivotal year for the microbiome industry with a handful of companies (including Seres, Rebiotix and Finch Therapeutics) set to release ground-breaking phase 3 clinical data. We’re a step away from market approval, but there’s still so much to learn…

Major advances in shotgun metagenomic sequencing and computational biology allow us to see what’s going on at a strain-specific and metabolomic level of detail. Elucidating the key metabolites and mechanisms of action in both extra-intestinal and intestinal indications is a key objective in 2020/2021 and is a cornerstone of the discussion at Microbiome Connect: Human. 

Join key opinion leaders to examine the latest preclinical and clinical data in extra-intestinal and intestinal indications. This is your opportunity to translate gut-microbiome research into therapeutics that have the power to treat oncological, neurological, gastro-intestinal & metabolic diseases.

Previously known as North American Microbiome Congress, Microbiome Connect: Human USA is all about connecting leading academics and biotech companies presenting preclinical and clinical data, to network, educate and share knowledge. 

200+
delegates
3
distinct streams
50+
leading top speakers
14th
event in the global series

What's new for 2020

  1. Deep dive into the microbiome’s mechanistic and metabolomic role in Neurological, Oncological, Gastro-Intestinal & Metabolic indications with three distinct scientific streams of the latest pre-clinical and clinical data.

  2. Assess how leading biotech companies and academics are designing a range of therapeutic microbiome-modulating modalities from small-molecule and Phage to rationally designed live bio-therapeutics and FMT. 

  3. Meet your next commercial partner and learn exactly what Pharma and VCs are looking for in terms of pre-clinical and clinical data to finance academic spin-outs and later-stage clinical trials.

Speakers

 

Johan van Hylckama Vlieg

CSO
Kaleido

Johan E.T. van Hylckama Vlieg is currently Senior Director Microbiome at Chr. Hansen AS, one of the largest microbe producing companies in the world. He is responsible for the microbiome innovation program and heading the microbiome research and pilot facility. He has 20 years of experience and leadership in gut microbiology, probiotics and food biotechnology in industry and academia. He is (co)author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and inventor of 13 patents or patent applications.

Johan van Hylckama Vlieg

CSO
Kaleido

Johan van Hylckama Vlieg

CSO
Kaleido

Johan E.T. van Hylckama Vlieg is currently Senior Director Microbiome at Chr. Hansen AS, one of the largest microbe producing companies in the world. He is responsible for the microbiome innovation program and heading the microbiome research and pilot facility. He has 20 years of experience and leadership in gut microbiology, probiotics and food biotechnology in industry and academia. He is (co)author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and inventor of 13 patents or patent applications.

 

Dan Couto

COO
Vedanta

Dan Couto

COO
Vedanta

Dan Couto

COO
Vedanta
 

Jessica Schneider

Director, Gastroenterology Drug Discovery, Microbiome Research
Takeda

Jessica Schneider

Director, Gastroenterology Drug Discovery, Microbiome Research
Takeda

Jessica Schneider

Director, Gastroenterology Drug Discovery, Microbiome Research
Takeda
 

Christopher Missling

Anavex

Christopher U. Missling, PhD is President and CEO of Anavex Life Sciences Corp and has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience within large pharmaceutical companies and the biotech industry. Prior to joining Anavex, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Curis and ImmunoGen. In addition, at Aventis (now Sanofi), Christopher’s work was dedicated to finding potential cures for neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Rett syndrome, Fragile X, Angelman’s syndrome, infantile spasms. Dr.

Christopher Missling

Anavex

Christopher Missling

Anavex

Christopher U. Missling, PhD is President and CEO of Anavex Life Sciences Corp and has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience within large pharmaceutical companies and the biotech industry. Prior to joining Anavex, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Curis and ImmunoGen. In addition, at Aventis (now Sanofi), Christopher’s work was dedicated to finding potential cures for neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Rett syndrome, Fragile X, Angelman’s syndrome, infantile spasms. Dr. Missling is working with his team to advance new potential treatments through clinical trials by involving the respective advocacy groups early on. Dr. Missling has an MS and PhD from the University of Munich in Chemistry and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

 

Julius Goepp

CEO
Scaled Microbiomics

Julius Goepp

CEO
Scaled Microbiomics

Julius Goepp

CEO
Scaled Microbiomics
 

Assaf Oron

Chief Business Officer
Biomx

Assaf Oron

Chief Business Officer
Biomx

Assaf Oron

Chief Business Officer
Biomx
 

Frank Middleton

Associate Professor
Upstate Medical School

Frank Middleton

Associate Professor
Upstate Medical School

Frank Middleton

Associate Professor
Upstate Medical School
 

Grégory Lambert

CEO
TargEDys SA

Grégory Lambert’s career has been split between biotech and pharma as VP of R&D and CSO in companies such as Novagali Pharma (now Santen) and Septodont. His responsibilities have included innovation, CMC, pre-clinical and clinical development in both Europe and North America.

Grégory Lambert

CEO
TargEDys SA

Grégory Lambert

CEO
TargEDys SA

Grégory Lambert’s career has been split between biotech and pharma as VP of R&D and CSO in companies such as Novagali Pharma (now Santen) and Septodont. His responsibilities have included innovation, CMC, pre-clinical and clinical development in both Europe and North America. Grégory also has experience managing IP, business development and general management.  He is an inventor on more than 20 patents, he was involved in the IPO of Novagali Pharma and he has driven the development of several pharmaceutical products from the laboratory through to market authorisation. In 2014, Gregory joined the scientific founders of TargEDys as CEO to setup the business plan and start operations, so far has raised over 10M€ in a mixture of grant and VC funding and begins human clinical trials this year.

 

Serguei Fetissov

Professor
Rouen University

Serguei Fetissov

Professor
Rouen University

Serguei Fetissov

Professor
Rouen University
 

Dan Couto

COO
Vedanta

Dan Couto

COO
Vedanta

Dan Couto

COO
Vedanta
 

Mike Romanos

Chief Executive Officer
Microbiotica Ltd.

Mike Romanos is a co-founder and Chief Executive of Microbiotica. He has 30 years’ experience in the biotech and pharma industry and previously co-founded Crescendo Biologics which he built and led as CEO and CSO, developing a leading antibody fragment discovery platform and pipeline in oncology and inflammation. Prior to that he held global VP roles in GlaxoSmithKline R&D over 10 years, during which time he formed and led major transnational divisions which helped shape the company’s discovery platforms and pipelines across therapeutic areas and modalities.

Mike Romanos

Chief Executive Officer
Microbiotica Ltd.

Mike Romanos

Chief Executive Officer
Microbiotica Ltd.

Mike Romanos is a co-founder and Chief Executive of Microbiotica. He has 30 years’ experience in the biotech and pharma industry and previously co-founded Crescendo Biologics which he built and led as CEO and CSO, developing a leading antibody fragment discovery platform and pipeline in oncology and inflammation. Prior to that he held global VP roles in GlaxoSmithKline R&D over 10 years, during which time he formed and led major transnational divisions which helped shape the company’s discovery platforms and pipelines across therapeutic areas and modalities. In his last role he led a transnational group of 300 staff providing genomics, target and biomarker discovery, and platform biology for R&D. Mike is highly experienced in biotech translation and commercialisation, currently serving as a Non-Exec Director of the life-sciences charity LifeArc, and previously as Translational Adviser in Biomedicine at Imperial College, Venture Partner to UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund, and committee member on the MRC’s Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme for translational academic research. Mike holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, a PhD in Molecular Virology from Imperial College, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

 

Bharat Dixit

VP, Biopharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing
Artugen Therapeutics

Bharat Dixit

VP, Biopharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing
Artugen Therapeutics

Bharat Dixit

VP, Biopharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing
Artugen Therapeutics
 

Lucy Yanckello

PhD Student
University of Kentucky

Lucy Yanckello

PhD Student
University of Kentucky

Lucy Yanckello

PhD Student
University of Kentucky
 

Imke Mulder

Research Director
4D Pharma

Imke Mulder

Research Director
4D Pharma

Imke Mulder

Research Director
4D Pharma
 

Mingyang Song

Associate Professor
Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health

Mingyang Song

Associate Professor
Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health

Mingyang Song

Associate Professor
Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
 

Fyza Shaikh

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fyza Shaikh

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fyza Shaikh

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
 

Isabelle De Cremoux

CEO
Seventure Partners

Isabelle De Cremoux

CEO
Seventure Partners

Isabelle De Cremoux

CEO
Seventure Partners
 

Nicole McKnight

COO
Amabiotics

Nicole McKnight

COO
Amabiotics

Nicole McKnight

COO
Amabiotics
 

Diwakar Davar

Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Diwakar Davar

Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Diwakar Davar

Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
 

Romain Dailiere

CEO
Everimmune

Romain Dailiere

CEO
Everimmune

Romain Dailiere

CEO
Everimmune
 

Nikole Kimes

Founder and CSO
Siolta Therapeutics

Talk to me about… your research

Nikole Kimes

Founder and CSO
Siolta Therapeutics

Nikole Kimes

Founder and CSO
Siolta Therapeutics

Talk to me about… your research

Our mission at Siolta Therapeutics is to transform the therapeutic landscape of inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, through the power of the microbiome. As the lead executive driving Siolta’s early-stage development, I head a talented team of scientists, blending microbiology, immunology, and bioinformatics expertise to leverage microbiome data for the improvement of patient stratification and development of targeted microbial therapeutics. We are developing FDA-approved live biotherapeutics, as well as companion diagnostics, aimed not only at treating disease but also preventing disease, starting with asthma.

Talk to me about…something people may not know about you

My two professional passions have always been environmental systems and health. I have spent the entirety of my career exploring the relationship between these two concepts, from my time in the Solomon Islands as a Peace Corps Volunteer to my PhD work in marine ecosystems impacted by environmental alterations.

 

Heidi Hau

Director, Technology Expansion
Rebiotix

Heidi Hau

Director, Technology Expansion
Rebiotix

Heidi Hau

Director, Technology Expansion
Rebiotix
 

Morten Isaksen

CEO
Bio-Me

Morten Isaksen

CEO
Bio-Me

Morten Isaksen

CEO
Bio-Me
 

Christopher Weidenmaier

Head of Research and Development Operations
Finch Therapeutics

Christopher Weidenmaier

Head of Research and Development Operations
Finch Therapeutics

Christopher Weidenmaier

Head of Research and Development Operations
Finch Therapeutics
 

Greg Perry

CFO
Finch Therapeutics

Greg Perry

CFO
Finch Therapeutics

Greg Perry

CFO
Finch Therapeutics
 

Sarah Garant

Director, CMC Manufacturing
Seres Therapeutics

Sarah Garant

Director, CMC Manufacturing
Seres Therapeutics

Sarah Garant

Director, CMC Manufacturing
Seres Therapeutics
 

Laurent Chesnel

VP, Research & Development
Artugen Therapeutics

Laurent Chesnel

VP, Research & Development
Artugen Therapeutics

Laurent Chesnel

VP, Research & Development
Artugen Therapeutics
 

Qun Wang

Reviewer
FDA

Qun Wang

Reviewer
FDA

Qun Wang

Reviewer
FDA
 

Peter Nara

CSO
Keystone Bio Inc.

Dr. Nara is currently on of the co-founders, the Chief Scientific Officer and President Business Development for Keystone Bio Inc. in St. Louis, Mo., a Systemic-Oral Health Biomedical company that is targeting precision microbiome bio-therapeutics for the elimination of a specific oral bacterial associated with systemic inflammation. He is also the former co-founder, President, Chairman and CEO (1997-2017)and now Chairman Emeritus at Biological Mimetics, Inc. and cofounder of Lantern Pharma Inc. He holds a M.Sc. in Immuno-pharmacology, a combined Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D.

Peter Nara

CSO
Keystone Bio Inc.

Peter Nara

CSO
Keystone Bio Inc.

Dr. Nara is currently on of the co-founders, the Chief Scientific Officer and President Business Development for Keystone Bio Inc. in St. Louis, Mo., a Systemic-Oral Health Biomedical company that is targeting precision microbiome bio-therapeutics for the elimination of a specific oral bacterial associated with systemic inflammation. He is also the former co-founder, President, Chairman and CEO (1997-2017)and now Chairman Emeritus at Biological Mimetics, Inc. and cofounder of Lantern Pharma Inc. He holds a M.Sc. in Immuno-pharmacology, a combined Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. (retro-virology/oncogenesis) from The Ohio State University, 4 year combined residency in Comparative Pathology and NIH post-doctoral Fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and a NIH respectively. Dr. Nara currently holds the Endowed Eugene Lloyd Chair, Professor in Vaccinology, founding Center Director for the Center for Advanced Host Defense, Immunobiotics, and Translational Comparative Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University and also the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman & co-founder of Biological Mimetics, Inc.,. He is also an distinguished Alumni of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine 2014, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011. His comparative medical research interests are to more fully understand how early and pre-determined events in the host innate and acquired immune systems are sculpted and bias the development of protective long lasting responses against infectious pathogens and cancer. More importantly  he and his team are interested developing new technologies and strategies to circumvent the non-protective immune responses for the development of novel classes of immunobiotics and vaccines focused on the prevention of disease and are translating these into viably products via a new academic- private-commercial model. He has been and continues as National and International member of numerous programs at the National Academy of Science, Institutes of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Centers for Disease Control AIDS, World Health Organization, United Nations Global AIDS Characterization program–related and infectious diseases national planning, human and animal agricultural biodefense, vaccine development & policy reporting meetings involving pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, standardization, correlates of protection committees and consults and serves on numerous scientific advisory boards of corporate, private foundations and academic initiatives in the area of national biodefense, comparative medicine and immunology, vaccine discovery and immuno-therapeutics and a recent member of the U.S. State Department Bio-Industry Initiative Program, The Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CDRF) and The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for non-proliferation of biological agents.

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30%
Biotechs
30%
Academics
25%
Big Pharma
10%
Clinicians
5%
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Biotechs

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What you can expect from the 2020 Congress:

  • 200+ Academic and Industry Leaders Onsite
  • 50+ Thought Leaders on the Speaker Faculty
  • 3 Distinct Streams

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