Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia


March 5 - 6, 2018
Registration from 8am


Hotel Fort Canning

4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia
Date: March 5 - 6, 2018
Venue: Singapore
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4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia

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

The 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia will be held on March 5 - 6, 2018. It is co-located with the 3rd Probiotics Congress. Building on the success of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 meetings the event will bring well over 200 attendees from across the world to Singapore.

The last 5 years has seen the volume and scope of microbiome research expand dramatically. The discovery of the sheer diversity of microbiota in the human body has propelled research in to new areas and expanded our understanding of the microbiome and the significant role it plays health, disease and its prevention.

Across the world scientists and research institutions are now engaged state-of-the-art research to deliver preventive treatments, cures, therapies and supplements that will improve human health.  The funding to translate the research and "deliver to market" real products is also available. Last year venture funding surged to $616.9 million more than all of the venture investment in the microbiome space for the previous  5 years.


Be part of a meeting that is not only renowned not only for the quality of the scientific presentations but also for enabling researchers to access the finance that supports the development of exciting new products and services.

With time and space for sharing knowledge and networking opportunities this congress is designed to promote the development of meaningful long-term relationships as well as excellent learning outcomes. Over two-days you will find out more about the interface between the microbiome and the environment, culture and technologies. With built-in networking sessions, expert led case study presentations, a dynamic exhibition room filled with technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions, and panel discussions exploring key issues in the field this meeting is one you should not miss.

Read the main focus points of the 2017 meeting.



The 2-day meeting features more than 50 cutting edge research and case studies across three streams covering microbiome (gut and outside the gut), pre- and probiotics. Interactive panel discussions will discuss the latest key issues of microbiome and probiotics, as well as business approaches for commercialisation including investment and financing strategies, standardisation and collaboration opportunities. Download the 2018 agenda to find out more.

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Hotel Fort Canning


11 Canning Walk
Singapore 178881

Poster Presentations

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 $50 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 16th of February. 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.



What our delegates say about the conference

Excellent content

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole conference. I really enjoyed how the talks were all focused on the microbiome, but
were varied and of excellent content.

Natalie Rickers

Senior Account Manager Aus/NZ, DNA Genotek

Worldwide participation

There was worldwide participation and sharing of knowledge, experience and thoughts.

Nurul Ain Binti Saipudin

MSc. Candidate, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Mix of attendees

There was a wide range of professionals from multiple aspects of microbiome work, interesting global perspectives and the hotel was

Tina J. Hieken

Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA

Wonderful networking

Having the solution provider partners present  creates a  wonderful networking session.

Irene Pann

Universiti Sains Malaysia/Danone Dumex (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Conference Sponsors

  • Winclove Asia
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Probi
    Silver Sponsor
  • DNA Genotek
    Silver Sponsor
  • Lesaffre Human Care
    Silver Sponsor
    Silver Sponsor
  • Human Metabolome Technologies
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Evolve BioSystems
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor

2018 Conference Sponsors


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 maximize 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 / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program

Contact us about sponsoring the
Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact us who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference  for yourself.

Media Partners

  • COMS
  • Global Information
  • Pharma Focus Asia
  • Pharma Licensing
  • AcuBiz Consulting

Supporting Partner

Supported by Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB) and College of Clinician Scientists

  • Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • College of Clinician Scientists