Microbiome Invest 2019 | Kisaco Research
Promoting partnerships and showcasing the latest innovation in the microbiome field
London
23 May, 2019
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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 pharmaceutical 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

100+
Delegates
50:50
Ratio of Academics - Industry
8+
Microbiome Niches Covered
16+
Industry Leading Speakers
4+
Hours of Dedicated Networking

Last Year's 'Pitch Your Microbes' Finalists

Dominik Burziwoda

CEO
Perfood GmbH

Evelina Vågesjö, PhD MBA

CEO
Ilya Pharma

Kristofer Cook

CEO & Co-Founder
Carbiotix

Grégory Lambert

CEO & VP, R&D
TargEDys SA

Mats Wallstrom

CEO
Lavivo

Richard Andrews

CEO
Azitra

Gregory McKenzie, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research and CSO
ConsortiaTX

Dr Soren Krogsgaard Thomsen

CEO
BioMe Oxford

Dr Luis Gosalbez

Director of Business Development
OptiBiotix Ltd

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

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 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.

 

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 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 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.

 

Andrew Morgan

DuPont Fellow & Chief Scientist
Dupont Nutrition & Health

Dr Andrew Morgan, DuPont Fellow and Chief Scientist, DuPont Nutrition & Health Over 35 years’ experience in research and development including  human health & nutrition, animal nutrition, industrial enzymes and crop science as well as innovation management, business development and corporate venturing including founding member of DuPont Nutrition & Health’s Microbiome Venture

Andrew Morgan

DuPont Fellow & Chief Scientist
Dupont Nutrition & Health

Dr Andrew Morgan, DuPont Fellow and Chief Scientist, DuPont Nutrition & Health Over 35 years’ experience in research and development including  human health & nutrition, animal nutrition, industrial enzymes and crop science as well as innovation management, business development and corporate venturing including founding member of DuPont Nutrition & Health’s Microbiome Venture

 

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 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.

 

John Hambor

Director of Research Beyond Borders
Boehringer Ingelheim

John Hambor

Director of Research Beyond Borders
Boehringer Ingelheim
 

Jonathan Gilbert

Global Commercial Lead Microbiome GI Health
Nestlé Health Science

Jonathan Gilbert

Global Commercial Lead Microbiome GI Health
Nestlé Health Science
 

Mike Romanos

Chief Executive Officer
Microbiotica Ltd.

Dr. Mike Romanos, Ph.D. serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Microbiotica Ltd. He served as the Chief Executive and Executive Director of Crescendo Biologics Limited. Dr. Romanos is employed at Midven Limited. He is Venture Partner of Rainbow Seed Fund. He has more than 20 years' biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience, and within the last 10 years has held international executive positions in GlaxoSmithKline R&D before moving to take leadership of Crescendo Biologics.

Mike Romanos

Chief Executive Officer
Microbiotica Ltd.

Dr. Mike Romanos, Ph.D. serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Microbiotica Ltd. He served as the Chief Executive and Executive Director of Crescendo Biologics Limited. Dr. Romanos is employed at Midven Limited. He is Venture Partner of Rainbow Seed Fund. He has more than 20 years' biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience, and within the last 10 years has held international executive positions in GlaxoSmithKline R&D before moving to take leadership of Crescendo Biologics. His industry and science experience covers most areas of drug discovery science and technology, and several therapeutic areas. During his career he has made significant contributions to GSK's drug development pipeline, and broadly to drug discovery strategy and technology.

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This year's MICROBIOME INVEST ‘Pitch Your Microbes’ platform will provide nine of the most exciting emerging companies in microbiome the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas to a room full of potential advisors, investors and partners. The final nine presenting companies will be handpicked by our esteemed selection comittee, who you can see below.

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