9:00 am Regulatory and Clinical Considerations for LBPs

9:30 am Updates from the Microbiome Therapeutics Innovation Group (MTIG) – Building a Collective Voice to Enhance the Regulatory, Investment and Commercial Success of Microbiome-Based Therapeutics

10:00 am Meeting the Supply Needs of the Microbiome Sector

10:30 am A Trifecta in Microbiome Advancements: Expectations from the Partnership of Diversigen, Corebiome and DNA Genotek

11.00am Morning Refreshments and Speed Networking

Track A: Pre-Clinical Development & Mechanistic Analysis of Microbiome-based Therapeutics

Track B: Clinical Translation, Manufacturing and Commercialization of Microbiome-based Therapeutics

Track C: Microbiome-based Biomarkers, Bioinformatics and Patient Stratification

Introducing the Era of Engineered Microbes

 

11.30 Genetically Engineered Microbial Medicines (GEMMs) for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Will DeLoache, Co-Founder & CSO, Novome Biotechnologies

 

 

12.00 Preclinical Development of Live Biotherapeutics to Treat Chronic Lung Infections

Stacy Townsend, Director of Pre-Clinical Development, SciBac

 

 

12.30 Delivery of Biomolecules to the Mammalian Gut Using Engineered Probiotic Saccharomyces Boulardii

Nathan Crook, Assistant Professor – Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, NC State

Manufacturing and Scaling the Microbiome Continued

 

11.30 Building a Strategic Partnership to Effectively Scale and Manufacture Microbiome-based Therapeutics

Adrien Nivoliez, CEO, Biose Industrie

Chris Reyes, Co-Founder & CEO, Bloom Science

 

12.00 How to Lyophilize a Live Bacteriotherapeutic Product? 

Yogesh Mudaliar, Research Investigator Drug Product Development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

 

12.30 Clinical Development for the First and Only Medical Probiotic for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Colleen Cutcliffe, Co-founder & CEO, Pendulum Therapeutics

 

12.45 The Microbes in our Food and Their Potential to Become Health Solutions

Gerardo Toledo, Co-Founder & CEO, Solarea Bio

Microbiome Drug Metabolism

 

11.30 Human Microbiome Signatures of Differential Drug Metabolismt

Libusha Kelly, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

 

 

12.00 Pharmacomicrobiomics: The Holy Grail to Variability in Drug Response?

Nikki Klatt, Associate Professor Pediatrics, University of Miami

 

 

12.30 Studying Drug-Microbiome Interactions Using Metformin

Hariom Yadav, Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine

1.00 pm Lunch and Networking

Subtractive Therapeutics that Target the Human Microbiome

 

14.00 Customized Phage Therapies for Chronic Disease

Assaf Oron, Chief Business Officer, BiomX

 

 

14.30 No GUS, No Glory: Microbiome-Targeted Small Molecule Drugs to Prevent NSAID-Induced Intestinal Injury

Jeffrey Hymes, Scientist, Symberix

 

 

15.00 Developing CRISPR-based Microbiome Drugs to Selectively Eradicate Target Bacteria

Eric Van der Helm, Head of Synthetic Biology & Bioinformatics, SNIPR Biome

 

 

15.30 Progress in Antibody-Mediated Modulation of Microbiome Event Cascades

Julius Goepp, Founder & CEO, Scaled Microbiomics

14.00 Gut-Brain axis mechanism of action and Clinical results on a new probiotic strain for the regulation of appetite and weight management

Gregory Lambert, CEO and VP R&D, TargEDys

 

14.15 Commercialisation of Microbiota-based Products: Food or Pharma – Pro’s and Con’s  

Luc Sterkman, CEO, Caelus Health

 

14.30 Panel Discussion 

Moderator: Mohan Iyer, Chief Operating Officer, Pendulum Therapeutics

Panellists:

Luc Sterkman, CEO, Caelus Health

Gregory Lambert, CEO and VP R&D, TargEDys

Gerardo Toledo, Co-Founder & CEO, Solarea Bio

Colleen Cutcliffe, Co-founder & CEO, Pendulum Therapeutics

 

Collaborations & Initiatives to Drive Commercial Success

 

15.00 Targeting the Microbiome to Intercept Diseases

Dirk Gevers, Global Head, Janssen Human Microbiome Institut

 

15.30 Presentation from Wacker Biotech

Challenges of Bioinformatics & Data Integration

 

14.00 Reviewing Data Integration Using Microbiome Insights

Gunjan Singh Thakur, Senior Scientist Computational Biology, Merck Exploratory Science Center

 

 

14.30 The Human Microbiome Outperforms Genome-wide Association Studies in Predicting Human Disease

Alexander Kostic, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

 

 

15.00 Building Bioinformatic Models to Translate the Human Microbiome into Actionable Diagnostics & Therapeutics

Yangcong Zhang, Postodoctoral Fellow Huttenhower Lab, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

4:00 pm Close of 5th Microbiome Movement – Drug Development Summit 2020