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Animal Microbiome Congress 2021 - Join us virtually!

Unlocking the full functional potential of Animal Microbiome research to support commercialization & achieve sustainability goals

VIEW 2020 AGENDA
Virtual Event
24-25 March, 2021

“The program was well-designed and balanced to promote a good discussion across expertise, the sessions were well-chaired and, and there was time for networking”

David Yáñez-Ruiz, Spanish National Research Council

Why Attend

Animal Microbiome Congress will provide the latest clinical data and key content on the commercialisation of animal microbiome research. The global market is forecasted to grow to $9,775 million by 2028 due to demand for innovation from the rapidly growing meat and pet-healthcare industries. Research indicates that animal microbiome modulation could greatly improve pet health and increase the meat industry’s productivity, while ensuring that it meets its sustainability targets. Consequently, significant profits can be created by overcoming the obstacles in reproducing animal microbiome research in industry and quicker returns can be obtained by translating the more advanced human microbiome technology to modulate the animal microbiome. However, these commercial rewards can only be realised by steering through tough legal obstacles smartly. Our goal is to support smart interactions between business and academia to enable participants to capitalize on the growing global animal microbiome market.

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OUR 2020 SPEAKERS

 

Andrew Morgan

Chair
KTN Microbiome Innovation Network

Dr Andrew Morgan is Chair of the UK’s KTN Microbiome Special Interest Group and has close to 40 years’ experience in health & nutrition research & innovation related to microbe-host interactions including human, animal and plant. He held the role of Chief Scientist to DuPont’s Nutrition & Health and legacy Danisco business (2008-2019) and was a DuPont Fellow. Having joined the company as a member of the pioneering FFI animal nutrition enzyme team, he then went on to play a key role in helping build DuPont’s microbiome platform. Andrew retired from DuPont at the end of 2019.

Andrew Morgan

Chair
KTN Microbiome Innovation Network

Andrew Morgan

Chair
KTN Microbiome Innovation Network

Dr Andrew Morgan is Chair of the UK’s KTN Microbiome Special Interest Group and has close to 40 years’ experience in health & nutrition research & innovation related to microbe-host interactions including human, animal and plant. He held the role of Chief Scientist to DuPont’s Nutrition & Health and legacy Danisco business (2008-2019) and was a DuPont Fellow. Having joined the company as a member of the pioneering FFI animal nutrition enzyme team, he then went on to play a key role in helping build DuPont’s microbiome platform. Andrew retired from DuPont at the end of 2019.

 

Arnaud Bouxin

Deputy Secretary General
FEFAC

Arnaud Bouxin is agronomist by education and graduated from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon. He started his carrier as policy advisor in the French Association of feed manufacturers, SNIA, in 1990 and joined FEFAC as Deputy Secretary General in 1998. He is busy primarily with feed legislation and the drafting of tools to support its implementation, for example the FEFAC Guide to Good Hygiene Practice for compound feed and premixture manufacturing (EFMC), or the Code of practice for compound feed labeling drafted in cooperation with Copa-Cogeca.

Arnaud Bouxin

Deputy Secretary General
FEFAC

Arnaud Bouxin

Deputy Secretary General
FEFAC

Arnaud Bouxin is agronomist by education and graduated from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon. He started his carrier as policy advisor in the French Association of feed manufacturers, SNIA, in 1990 and joined FEFAC as Deputy Secretary General in 1998. He is busy primarily with feed legislation and the drafting of tools to support its implementation, for example the FEFAC Guide to Good Hygiene Practice for compound feed and premixture manufacturing (EFMC), or the Code of practice for compound feed labeling drafted in cooperation with Copa-Cogeca. He is also one of the coordinators of the EU Feed Chain Task Force gathering 41 EU organisations of the feed chain, which is taking care of the maintenance of the EU Catalogue and the Register of feed materials. He is 54 years old, married and has got two children.

 

Fiona Walsh

Assistant Professor
University of Maynooth

Fiona Walsh

Assistant Professor
University of Maynooth

Fiona Walsh

Assistant Professor
University of Maynooth
 

Chad Hastat

New Fashion Pork

Chad Hastat

New Fashion Pork

Chad Hastat

New Fashion Pork
 

Holly Ganz

Chief Science Officer
Animal Biome

Holly Ganz

Chief Science Officer
Animal Biome

Holly Ganz

Chief Science Officer
Animal Biome
 

Simon Doherty

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon Doherty, president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is a veterinary consultant and senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

With two decades of experience in veterinary practice, industry and academia, Simon is well positioned to represent the varied veterinary roles and diversity of BVA’s 18,000+ members.

Simon Doherty

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon Doherty

Senior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon Doherty, president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is a veterinary consultant and senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

With two decades of experience in veterinary practice, industry and academia, Simon is well positioned to represent the varied veterinary roles and diversity of BVA’s 18,000+ members.

For three years, Simon was the Animal Sciences & Aquaculture specialist for the Department for International Trade. Last year, he was appointed a GlobalScot in the animal health & aquaculture sector by the Office of the First Minister in Scotland.

Simon is a past president of the North of Ireland Veterinary Association and of the Northern Ireland Branch of BVA. He currently chairs the UK One Health Coordination Group and is one of two BVA representatives at the Federation of Veterinarians in Europe (FVE). He also chairs the FVE FishMedPlus Coalition.

A STEM Ambassador, he is also actively involved in the provision of veterinary careers advice, regularly mentoring applicants to veterinary school. He is also an ambassador for the livestock development charity, Send a Cow, and a trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation.

Follow Simon on Twitter:
@simondocvet   @britishvets
#OneVeterinaryCommunity   #AStrongVoiceForVets

 

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.

 

John Parkison

Computational Biologist
University of Toronto

Dr John Parkinson is a computational biologist whose research interests focus on the impact of microbiota on human health. After completing his PhD at the University of Manchester, studying molecular self-assembly, John spent a year at the University of Manitoba investigating diatom morphogenesis. In 1997, John moved to Edinburgh where he applied computer models to study the evolution of complement control proteins with Dr Paul Barlow.

John Parkison

Computational Biologist
University of Toronto

John Parkison

Computational Biologist
University of Toronto

Dr John Parkinson is a computational biologist whose research interests focus on the impact of microbiota on human health. After completing his PhD at the University of Manchester, studying molecular self-assembly, John spent a year at the University of Manitoba investigating diatom morphogenesis. In 1997, John moved to Edinburgh where he applied computer models to study the evolution of complement control proteins with Dr Paul Barlow. With the emergence of high throughput sequencing, John then led the bioinformatics efforts associated with the parasitic nematode expressed sequence tag project, responsible for the processing and curation of sequence data from 30 species of parasitic nematodes. John was recruited to the Hospital for Sick Children in 2003 and was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2009. He holds cross-appointments in both the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. Current lab interests center on the role of the microbiome in health and disease as well as the mechanisms that allow  pathogens and parasites to survive and persist in their human hosts.  Key to this research is the integration of computational systems biology analyses with comparative genomics to explore the evolution and operation of microbial pathways driving pathogenesis. Findings from our research programs are helping guide new strategies for therapeutic intervention.

 

Julia Kappel

Technical Marketing Assistant
Zymo Research

 Julia finished her studies of biology with a M.Sc. in the field of neurological degenerative diseases at the Institute for Experimental Neurology in Ulm in 2013.

After nearly 5 years working as a Research Associate in the field of oncological research in Freiburg and Basel, she joined Zymo Research Europe in 2018. Here, Julia works at the intersection between science and marketing.

Julia Kappel

Technical Marketing Assistant
Zymo Research

Julia Kappel

Technical Marketing Assistant
Zymo Research

 Julia finished her studies of biology with a M.Sc. in the field of neurological degenerative diseases at the Institute for Experimental Neurology in Ulm in 2013.

After nearly 5 years working as a Research Associate in the field of oncological research in Freiburg and Basel, she joined Zymo Research Europe in 2018. Here, Julia works at the intersection between science and marketing.

 

Leon Broom

Chief Scientist
Gut Health Consultancy

Leon Broom is Chief Scientific Officer with Gut Health Consultancy, a leading company partnering with businesses to deliver their health and nutrition innovation strategies. Leon obtained both his BSc (Animal Science) and PhD (Nutrition and health interactions) from the University of Leeds, UK. He has since focussed on the intestine and its critical importance for health (including manipulation via nutrition and feed additives) through years' of experience in academic research or technical and research & development roles with global feed additive companies.

Leon Broom

Chief Scientist
Gut Health Consultancy

Leon Broom

Chief Scientist
Gut Health Consultancy

Leon Broom is Chief Scientific Officer with Gut Health Consultancy, a leading company partnering with businesses to deliver their health and nutrition innovation strategies. Leon obtained both his BSc (Animal Science) and PhD (Nutrition and health interactions) from the University of Leeds, UK. He has since focussed on the intestine and its critical importance for health (including manipulation via nutrition and feed additives) through years' of experience in academic research or technical and research & development roles with global feed additive companies. Leon has published more than 40 articles, conference papers and peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, and recently established an annual Gut Health Symposium in the UK.

 

Magali Cordaillat-Simmons

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director
Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI)

Magali Cordaillat-Simmons earned her PhD in 2005 at Université Descartes - Paris, France, in Cardiovascular Pharmacology. She then worked as a Research Associate at the University of Virginia, USA, where she studied the influence of epigenetics on renin expression.

Today, she is the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Director at the Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI), located in France.

Magali Cordaillat-Simmons

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director
Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI)

Magali Cordaillat-Simmons

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director
Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI)

Magali Cordaillat-Simmons earned her PhD in 2005 at Université Descartes - Paris, France, in Cardiovascular Pharmacology. She then worked as a Research Associate at the University of Virginia, USA, where she studied the influence of epigenetics on renin expression.

Today, she is the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Director at the Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI), located in France.

The PRI is Europe’s first and only expert regulatory group dedicated to supporting its members in the development and market authorization of Microbiotic Medicinal Products (MMPs). As a non-profit, Pro-industry organization, the PRI is uniquely positioned to both be a trusted point of contact for the European regulatory authorities, as well as an agile and neutral partner for the Microbiome/Health industries.

Dr. Cordaillat-Simmons currently supervises the Association’s analysis of the European Pharmaceutical Legislation as well as the PRI’s regulatory intelligence strategy so that “Microbiotic Medicinal Products” become a therapeutic reality for European patients.

 

Mick Bailey

Professor of Comparative Immunology
Bristol Veterinary School

Mick graduated as a vet from Bristol in 1979, but has spent almost the whole of his career in research on mucosal immune responses. His interests are in the way the mucosal immune system responds to, and distinguishes between, harmless antigens from food and commensal micro-organisms and those from pathogens. His lab documented the way the mucosal immune system of the young pig develops in response to early microbial colonisation and has demonstrated the impact of early-life manipulation of microbiome with pre- and probiotics.

Mick Bailey

Professor of Comparative Immunology
Bristol Veterinary School

Mick Bailey

Professor of Comparative Immunology
Bristol Veterinary School

Mick graduated as a vet from Bristol in 1979, but has spent almost the whole of his career in research on mucosal immune responses. His interests are in the way the mucosal immune system responds to, and distinguishes between, harmless antigens from food and commensal micro-organisms and those from pathogens. His lab documented the way the mucosal immune system of the young pig develops in response to early microbial colonisation and has demonstrated the impact of early-life manipulation of microbiome with pre- and probiotics.

 

Phil Elkins

Ruminant Veterinary Consultant

Phil Elkins

Ruminant Veterinary Consultant

Phil Elkins

Ruminant Veterinary Consultant
 

Tori Countner

Owner & Veterinarian
Balanced Pet Vet

Tori Countner

Owner & Veterinarian
Balanced Pet Vet

Tori Countner

Owner & Veterinarian
Balanced Pet Vet
 

Ryan Honaker PhD

Director of Microbiology
NomNomNow

Ryan Honaker PhD

Director of Microbiology
NomNomNow

Ryan Honaker PhD

Director of Microbiology
NomNomNow
 

Claire Smith

Associate
Anterra Capital

Claire is an Associate at Anterra Capital. Prior to joining Anterra, she was the Chief of Staff at Crestovo, a biotech start-up developing microbiome-based therapies for infectious diseases. Before that, she worked as a consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners, where she advised pharmaceutical and biotech clients on a variety of growth strategy topics. She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Bachelor of Science degrees in biological engineering and management science.

Claire Smith

Associate
Anterra Capital

Claire Smith

Associate
Anterra Capital

Claire is an Associate at Anterra Capital. Prior to joining Anterra, she was the Chief of Staff at Crestovo, a biotech start-up developing microbiome-based therapies for infectious diseases. Before that, she worked as a consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners, where she advised pharmaceutical and biotech clients on a variety of growth strategy topics. She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Bachelor of Science degrees in biological engineering and management science.

 

Dr. Regina Wolf

Head of Regulatory Affairs
Klifovet AG

Regina studied veterinary medicine at the Universities of Milan, Giessen and Munich.

Dr. Regina Wolf

Head of Regulatory Affairs
Klifovet AG

Dr. Regina Wolf

Head of Regulatory Affairs
Klifovet AG

Regina studied veterinary medicine at the Universities of Milan, Giessen and Munich.

She joined ROYAL CANIN in Cologne, Germany, as manager for veterinary products. Regina then worked for ICON Clinical Research in Langen, Germany as monitor on European clinical trials in humans before she joined PFIZER Animal Health in Sandwich, UK, as manager of clinical trials and then European clinical projects. Before joining KLIFOVET in Munich, Germany, in March 2012 as Head of Product Development, Regina was assessor of immunological products at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, UK. Since August 2017 she is heading the regulatory affairs unit at KLIFOVET where she is responsible for general strategic advice, registration and regulatory life cycle activities for the registration of feed, feed additives, biologicals and veterinary medicinal products.

 

Mike Gooding

Chairman
RAFT Solutions

A graduate of Seale Hayne Agricultural College, Mike has followed a professional career in agricultural including the management of commercial farming operations, research and development, agricultural accountancy and finance; marketing and public relations. Experienced in the livestock sector and food processing, has worked with some of the World’s leading food brands. He is a Director of Farmers First, a farmer co-operative that processes 10% of the UK’s lambs.

Mike Gooding

Chairman
RAFT Solutions

Mike Gooding

Chairman
RAFT Solutions

A graduate of Seale Hayne Agricultural College, Mike has followed a professional career in agricultural including the management of commercial farming operations, research and development, agricultural accountancy and finance; marketing and public relations. Experienced in the livestock sector and food processing, has worked with some of the World’s leading food brands. He is a Director of Farmers First, a farmer co-operative that processes 10% of the UK’s lambs.

He is Chairman of RAFT Solutions a veterinary-led close-to-market research, advanced breeding, food futures consultancy and training company based in Ripon. RAFT provides defined services in R&D in key livestock skills and animal health and welfare developments to deliver its core mission of innovation in sustainable food production.

As a former Chairman of the Oxford Farming Conference and a judge in the BBC Food and Farming Awards, he is particularly interested in how society sees agriculture and the countryside.

 

Sharon Huws

Professor in Animal Science and Microbiology
Queen's University Belfast

Sharon Huws

Professor in Animal Science and Microbiology
Queen's University Belfast

Sharon Huws

Professor in Animal Science and Microbiology
Queen's University Belfast

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