Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe


3rd-4th Apr 2017
Registration from 8am


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Beurs van Berlage

4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe
Date: April 3 - 4, 2017
Venue: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

R&D and Business Collaborations in Microbiota Research, Probiotics, Health and Disease

As part of its worldwide microbiome series, Global Engage is pleased to announce the Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe which will be held on 3 – 4 April, 2017.

The forum is moving from London to Amsterdam!

And not only is the venue changing, the agenda is also being transformed.

The 2017 Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe will feature extended panel discussions and round table debates. Plus, there will be venture capital pitch and partner sessions where you can source that all important financing to transform your research into a viable product. With over 60 talks and 7 hours dedicated to networking.

Recognised around the world, as the leading conferences for bringing together Pharma, Biotech, Academic Institutions and investors who are partnering together to develop and progress ground-breaking microbiome research into commercially viable products. The 2017 Forum is not one to miss.


Attracting over 300 attendees, the 11th meeting in the global series will build upon the success of last year's highly acclaimed European meeting as well as our popular American and Asia forums to explore the interface between our evolving cultures, technologies and our microbiome through a series of interactive presentations and panel discussions with leading academics and industry experts as well as venture capital investors and leading solution, service and technology providers. The Global Engage series is rapidly gaining a fantastic reputation for fostering partnerships across academia, pharma and biotech. If looking to either learn more from the top scientists in the microbiome space; showcase exciting developments in your research; or seek partnerships and funding within the industry; it is a congress not to be missed.

Microbiome in Health and Disease

Exploring the role of thew microbiome in health and disease including Prebiotics, immunity and host-pathogen interaction, a panel discussion of the future of microbiome and more

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Microbiomes to Medicines – Commercialisation and Partnering

What makes commercial sense from both the pharma and patient perspective? We will discuss bringing drugs to market, regulation, quality control, and intellectual property within the microbiome space as well as investment models, current market opportunities and plenty of networking time.


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Skin Microbiome and Dermatology

Discussing the role of microbiome in skin conditions, our understanding of skin communities and probiotic approaches to treat skin dissorders

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R&D Outside the Gut

The latest research in gut-brain interactions – links to depression, anxiety and autism. Microbiome in womens health and oral microbiome and peridontal disease


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Co-Located Probiotics Congress

Co-Located probiotics congress looking at beneficial products in food science as well as pro- and prebiotics in human health, animal health and paediatrics.

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As well as changing the location, the agenda has been completely remodelled in order to provide you and your peers with an outstanding learning and networking experience. For example, this year the programme incorporates round table discussions where, guided by an expert, you, together with your peers, can debate the challenges and tease out the opportunities to be found in: IBD/IBS research, venture capital & funding and drug development, to name but a few. Alternatively, if you are looking to invest or find an investor, the new start-up investor pitch sessions will be the place to be.

Keynote speakers

  • Elena Verdú, Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Canada
  • Paul Wilmes, Associate Professor, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg


Our Sponsors

We are grateful for their support and contribution to the conference

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Beurs van Berlage

Beurs van Berlage

Damrak 243
1012 ZJ Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0)20-530 41 41| Email: info@beursvanberlage.com

Having been in London for 3 years in a row, the Microbiome Forum is moving to Amsterdam for the first time!

The meeting will take place at Beurs van Berlag, just 300 metres from the Central Station in the heart of this beautiful city.

Accommodation details will be sent to you with your welcome letter upon registration.

Pricing & Registration

The conference fee includes:
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of €100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 17th of March. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.

Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.



What our delegates say about the conference

Refreshing speakers

The quality of presentations has been really good. There was an interesting mix of business focused and scientific presentations. It's been refreshing to have different speakers. I've been at quite a few microbiome conferences in the last year or so and there's new talks here that I've not heard before.

Karen Scott

Associate Professor, Gut Health Theme, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

Companies with products

There's been all sorts of presentations on different aspects of the human microbiome, on the development of the brain, on the impact of the human microbiome on various diseases, of increases of sequencing technologies and what that's allowed us to do. I also find it very useful that there were so many people with a developed product. It was extremely valuable having these two communities together in such close proximity.

Martha Clokie

Reader in Microbiology, University of Leicester


This conference is one of the very few that really gives us a large review about what's going on in this booming field of microbiomes.

Isabelle de Cremoux

CEO, Seventure

Not just for scientists

We've seen some really good science, some really high quality research, we've also had a discussion about how you can invest in the space, and some of the challenges around developing products as opposed to pure science. It makes it very interesting.

Alex Stevenson

Director, 4D Pharma Plc

Conference Sponsors

  • Clinical-Microbiomics
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Lallemand
    Gold Sponsor
  • SynCo Bio Partners
    Gold Sponsor
  • Winclove Europe
    Gold Sponsor
  • Capsugel Europe
    Gold Sponsor
  • Vaiomer
    Silver Sponsor
  • Seventure
    Silver Sponsor
  • Zymo Research
    Silver Sponsor
  • DNA Genotek Silver
    Silver Sponsor
  • Metabolon
    Silver Sponsor
  • TNO Triskelion
    Silver Sponsor
  • Syncrosome
    Silver Sponsor
  • Genetic Analysis
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Prodigest
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Cobra Biologics
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Nizo
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bio-Me AS
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • BaseClear
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • LGC
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Cemet
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Yakult


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximise return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program

Media Partners

  • Absave
  • AllSeq
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Biocompare
  • Biosave
  • Labsave
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • International Journal of Computational Microbiology and Medical Ecology
  • Pharmaceutical Tech
  • PharmaVOICE
  • RareBase
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks
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