Experts meeting on animal microbiome analysis

We are on the verge of understanding the role of animal microbiome in animal health, nutrition, research, and even in solutions for greener agriculture. Veterinary researchers, feed manufacturers, animal breeders, and animal pharmaceutical companies are therefore looking for ways to characterise, if not alter, the animal microbiome for wide range of applications. As a part of our mission in accelerating the understanding and use of microorganisms for a more sustainable, safer and healthier future, one of our goals at BaseClear is to become a leading partner in animal microbiome research.

For this we routinely organise expert meetings wherein scientists and researchers meet, share and discuss microbiome projects, challenges and opportunities. On Thursday November 28th, we are once again organising an 1-day expert-meeting titled:

Animal microbiome analysis

An experts meeting to discuss microbiome analysis for animal health, nutrition and research

Event information

  • Date: Thursday November 28th, 2019
  • Chair: Dr. Radhika Bongoni
  • Tentative number of attendees: 35
  • Topics: Reduction of veterinary antimicrobial use, feed conversion ratio, discovery, analysis, marketing, broad scale screening and regulations
  • Target group: Veterinary researchers, feed manufacturers, animal breeders, animal pharmaceutical companies, CROs
  • Location: BaseClear Auditorium, Sylviusweg 74, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Costs: 375,- euro excl. VAT/ participant


  • 10.50: Welcome & Opening expert meeting
    Dr. Derek Butler – Commercial director, BaseClear
  • 11.00: Keynote: Microbiota of and for animal health
    Dr. Joshua Claypool – Scientist, DSM Nutritional Products
  • 12.00 Exploring the oral microbiome in pigs
    Dr. Lucía Dieste Pérez – Veterinarian (porcine sector). GD Animal Health
  • 12.30: Lunch & networking
  • 13.30: Seeking to improve feed efficiency in pigs via faecal microbiota transplantation in sows and/or offspring
    Dr. Gillian Gardiner – Lecturer, Waterford Institute of Technology
  • 14.15: Developing industry standards for animal microbiome analysis
    Dr. Ali May – Product Manager Bioinformatics, BaseClear  
  • 14:45: Microbiome-based commercial products to understand the prebiotic effect of seaweed blends in animals
    Dr. Jason Sands – Product Portfolio Manager, Ocean Harvest Technology 
  • 15.15: Coffee, lab tour & networking
  • 16.00: A topical antibody gel directed against Staphylococcus as microbiome intervention on dog skin
    Dr. Beatrix Förster – Assistant Professor, UMC Utrecht
  • 16:30: The impact of ESBLs in animals from a OneHealth perspective
    Dr. Engeline van Duijkeren – Project leader Antimicrobial resistance, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
  • 17.00: Closing & networking drinks
  • 18.30: Dinner

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Meet Radhika Bongoni!

With her passion for health and wellbeing, Radhika enjoys contributing to sustainability, and to the development of products that will benefit the end user and improve their quality of living. To this end, Radhika heads the commercial activities at BaseClear. “My diverse industry experience helps me envisage out-of-the-box solutions for our customers and to enter to new markets as a company” says Radhika. “It’s crucial that I can identify our customer needs and market trends to steer product development at BaseClear.”

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