Post-Conference Biomarker Workshop Day – Hosted by Microbiome Therapeutics Innovation Group

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Friday June 24, 2022

Please note this workshop day is by invite only, attendance subject to approval. For more information or to apply to attend, please email Aiden Dollin on info@hansonwade.com

8:00 am
Registration

9:00 am Microbiome Therapeutics Innovation Group Opening Remarks

9:10 am Methodologies for Analyzing Microbiome Biomarkers

  • Cynthia L. Sears, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Oncology and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Curtis Huttenhower Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Synopsis

• 30 Minutes – Panel/Presentation from MTIG Members & Invited Speakers
• 50 Minutes – Open discussion between audience members
• 10 Minutes – Feedback relayed by each group to entire audience

10:30 am
Coffee Break & Networking

10:45 am Microbial Signature Reproducibility & Standardization

  • Lutz Krause Chief Scientific Officer, Microba Life Sciences

Synopsis

• 30 Minutes – Panel/Presentation from MTIG Members
• Talk Sessions to be Announced
• 50 Minutes – Open discussion between audience members
• 10 Minutes – Feedback relayed by each group to entire audience

12:05 pm
Lunch

Talk with Dr. George Weinstock

  • George Weinstock, Ph. D. Evnin Family Chair and Director, Microbial Genomics; Professor, Dept. Genetics and Genome Sciences, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine; Univ. Connecticut Health Center

Synopsis

•Present successful examples of microbiome profiling in diagnostics
•Present successful examples of microbiome transplant in treating disease
•Challenges in standardizing these methods
•Challenges in setting quality and reproducibility standards for these methods

1:40 pm Role of Biomarkers in Clinical Trials / Regulatory Review Processes

Synopsis

• 30 Minutes – Panel/Presentation from MTIG Members

Clinical variables impacting microbiome assessment in disease
• The impact of technical and computational variables
• Status of microbiome biomarkers in human disease
• Using CRC and CD as examples with comments on others: CVD, lung cancer, IO
• Perspective on needs for clinical translation and action

2:50 pm Closing Remarks & Reflections of the Meeting

Please note this workshop day is by invite only, attendance subject to approval. For more information or to apply to attend, please email Aiden Dollin on info@hansonwade.com