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Microbiome Invest 2019

Promoting partnerships and showcasing the latest innovation in the microbiome field

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London
23 May, 2019

This year we're hosting our 3rd Annual 'Pitch Your Microbes' session - previous winners include Gallinée and TargEDys. This year's winner will receive a residency with multinational consumer health giant, RB. If you're a microbiome biotech or an academic with an innovative idea, now's the time to apply.

“This was an excellent focused event for the microbiome community whether biotech, pharma or investor to exchange views, speculate on the future and network.”

Mike Romanos, CEO, Microbiotica

Why Attend

The Microbiome Invest Congress 2019 is dedicated to showcasing the most innovative emerging companies and academics with commercially viable research that manipulates the microbiome. Active investors, and multi-national nutrition and health companies will also share their knowledge and perspectives on commercialisation and discuss the most cutting-edge products and research in the microbiome space. 

“The human microbiome market is expected to reach USD 658 Million by 2023 from USD 294 Million in 2019 growing at a CAGR of 22.3% during the forecast period (2019–2023)” Human Microbiome Market Industry Report

80+
Delegates
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Hours of Dedicated Networking
9
Emerging Innovators Pitching
3
Key challenges covered
10+
Industry leading presenters

Pitch Your Microbes

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Microbiome Invest ‘Pitch Your Microbes’ finalists!

Pitch Your Microbes showcases the most exciting emerging companies in microbiome - all nine of the finalists will pitch their innovative ideas to a room full of potential advisors, investors and partners on 23rd May.

Read more about them and their techologies in the Resources Secton below

Selection Commitee

This Year's Speakers

 

Dr Phil Bolton

Outside Innovation Officer - Health
Reckitt Benckiser

Phil obtained his Ph.D in organometallic chemistry from the University of Durham in 2000 and subsequently joined P&G where he worked on new technology development for the hair colourant category. Phil then joined RB in 2006 and has worked across a number of Innovation and Category R&D ROLES IN THE UK, Italy, Singapore and the US, becoming a director in 2010 and returning back to the UK based RB HQ in April 2015.

Dr Phil Bolton

Outside Innovation Officer - Health
Reckitt Benckiser

Dr Phil Bolton

Outside Innovation Officer - Health
Reckitt Benckiser

Phil obtained his Ph.D in organometallic chemistry from the University of Durham in 2000 and subsequently joined P&G where he worked on new technology development for the hair colourant category. Phil then joined RB in 2006 and has worked across a number of Innovation and Category R&D ROLES IN THE UK, Italy, Singapore and the US, becoming a director in 2010 and returning back to the UK based RB HQ in April 2015.

Phil currently leads the Outside Innovation team and has responsibility for delivering new and innovative solutions to the Health category pipelines. This can be anything from an ingredient in the product, through to products themselves, forging sustainable partnerships as well as being a strategic innovation partner for the senior category leadership within RB.

 

Anna Williamson

Director, Oncology BusinessDevelopment & Head of UK Business Development
Genentech Partnering

Anna Williamson is a member of Roche and Genentech’s partnering group.  Anna is based in Cambridge, UK and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new collaboration opportunities and executing strategic alliances in all areas of interest to Roche and Genentech, with an increasing focus on UK/European companies.  Anna joined Genentech in San Francisco in 2004 and moved to Cambridge in 2017 to establish a partnering presence in the UK.

Anna Williamson

Director, Oncology BusinessDevelopment & Head of UK Business Development
Genentech Partnering

Anna Williamson

Director, Oncology BusinessDevelopment & Head of UK Business Development
Genentech Partnering

Anna Williamson is a member of Roche and Genentech’s partnering group.  Anna is based in Cambridge, UK and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new collaboration opportunities and executing strategic alliances in all areas of interest to Roche and Genentech, with an increasing focus on UK/European companies.  Anna joined Genentech in San Francisco in 2004 and moved to Cambridge in 2017 to establish a partnering presence in the UK. Prior to joining Genentech, Anna worked for the University of California Office of Technology Transfer where she was a member of the life-sciences team, responsible for managing and out-licensing a portfolio of life sciences inventions from multiple UC campuses.  Anna holds a BA in Natural Sciences (Neuroscience) and a PhD in Neuroscience, both from the University of Cambridge and carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Colorado and UCSF.

 

Dr Morten L. Isaksen

CEO
Bio-Me As

Dr Morten L. Isaksen

CEO
Bio-Me As

Dr Morten L. Isaksen

CEO
Bio-Me As
 

Artem Khlebnikov

Strategic Partnerships Director
Danone Nutricia Research

Artem Khlebnikov is Strategic Partnerships Director at the Danone Nutricia Research. In his role, he works closely with public and private partners and Danone R&I colleagues brining open innovation  to help drive science-based opportunities that activate the Danone’s alimentation strategy and enable significant and sustainable growth opportunities aligned with Danone’s #OneHealth.OnePlanet approach.

Artem Khlebnikov

Strategic Partnerships Director
Danone Nutricia Research

Artem Khlebnikov

Strategic Partnerships Director
Danone Nutricia Research

Artem Khlebnikov is Strategic Partnerships Director at the Danone Nutricia Research. In his role, he works closely with public and private partners and Danone R&I colleagues brining open innovation  to help drive science-based opportunities that activate the Danone’s alimentation strategy and enable significant and sustainable growth opportunities aligned with Danone’s #OneHealth.OnePlanet approach.

Artem holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow Russia, has completed his PhD in Biotechnology at the Swiss Federal institute of Technology in Lausanne and received Post-Doctoral training in Molecular Biology at University of California at Berkeley, USA.

 

Craig Thomson

Partner
HGF Limited

Craig has considerable experience in providing pragmatic, commercially focused advice to a wide-range of clients and in relation to biotechnological and pharmaceutical fields.  As well as patent drafting and prosecution, Craig advises on the development of company-wide IP strategies, preparing for or carrying out funding/acquisition due diligence, and advising on aggressive/defensive strategies in relation to third party IP. He has a particular interest in inventions relating to the microbiome, including bacteriophage.

Craig Thomson

Partner
HGF Limited

Craig Thomson

Partner
HGF Limited

Craig has considerable experience in providing pragmatic, commercially focused advice to a wide-range of clients and in relation to biotechnological and pharmaceutical fields.  As well as patent drafting and prosecution, Craig advises on the development of company-wide IP strategies, preparing for or carrying out funding/acquisition due diligence, and advising on aggressive/defensive strategies in relation to third party IP. He has a particular interest in inventions relating to the microbiome, including bacteriophage.

 

Adrien Nivoliez

CEO
Biose

Adrien Nivoliez

CEO
Biose

Adrien Nivoliez

CEO
Biose
 

Johan van Hylckama Vlieg

Vice President Microbiome & Human Health Innovation
Chr. Hansen A/S

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 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

Vice President Microbiome & Human Health Innovation
Chr. Hansen A/S

Johan van Hylckama Vlieg

Vice President Microbiome & Human Health Innovation
Chr. Hansen A/S

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 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.

 

Arnaud Autret

Investment Principal
Merck Ventures

Arnaud Autret

Investment Principal
Merck Ventures

Arnaud Autret

Investment Principal
Merck Ventures
 

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 trans-national group of 300 staff providing genomics, target and biomarker discovery, and platform biology for R&D. Mike is highly experienced in the 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.

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Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4LH

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