Experts meeting on Infant & Pregnancy Microbiome

New research on associations between the maternal-infant microbiome is being published at an increasing rate. However, challenges remain in microbiome analysis and data interpretation. For this reason BaseClear routinely organises expert meetings wherein scientists, researchers and application specialist meet, share and discuss microbiome projects, challenges and opportunities. On Thursday May 14th, we are once again organising an 1-day expert-meeting titled:

Infant & Pregnancy Microbiome

An experts meeting to discuss microbiome-based solutions that improve health in early life

COVID-19 update
Due to the measures related to the COVID-19 outbreak this experts meeting will be a complete online edition.

Event information

  • Download: Brochure Infant & Pregnancy Microbiome Experts Meeting
  • Date: Thursday May 14, 2020
  • Chair: Dr. Radhika Bongoni | Business Developer, BaseClear
  • Tentative number of attendees: 50
  • Topics: Relationships between the maternal-infant microbiome, therapeutic products, multi-omics approaches, regulatory aspects, study design for clinical trials in maternal and paediatric settings
  • Target group: Researchers and scientists, regulatory managers, application specialists and CROs.
  • Location: This meeting will be hosted online
  • Costs: 150,- euro excl. VAT/ participant
  • Cancellation: Cancellations are only valid if notice is received in writing. For cancellations made within 1 week of the event, no refunds will be paid.


All times are Central European Time (CET)

Session 1: Exploring the infant microbiome

  • 10. 50 Welcome & Opening Experts Meeting
    Dr. Radhika Bongoni | Business Developer, BaseClear
  • 11.00 The Nature and Nurture of our Microbiome
    Dr. Clara Belzer | Associate Professor, Wageningen University
  • 11.15 Mother-infant microbiome interface: Early determinants and long-term health implications
    Dr. Anne Salonen | Principal Investigator Human Microbiome Research Program, University of Helsinki
  • 11.30 Does the gut microbiome affect immune changes in the pregnant mouse?
    Dr. Marijke Faas | Associate Professor, UMCG
  • 11.45 Less is more: infant gut microbiome analysis by shallow shotgun sequencing captures near-complete taxonomic and functional microbial profiles
    Dr. Ali May | Product Manager Bioinformatics, BaseClear
  • 12.00 Panel discussion 1
    12.30 End of session 1

Session 2: Modulating the infant microbiome

  • 15.00 Symbiotics in Early life nutrition for C-section born infants
    Dr. Kaouther Ben Amor | Senior Team Leader Probiotics, Danone
  • 15.15 Human Milk Oligosaccharides as a Novel Functional Food Ingredient
    Dr. Kartja Parschat | Deputy Head of research and development, Jennewein Biotechnologie
  • 15.30 Characterising the young infant gut mycobiome
    Dr. Steve James | Researcher, Quadram Institute Bioscience
  • 15.45 How to translate microbiome diversity in infants?
    Dr. Maciej Chichlowski | Principal Scientist, Mead Johnson Nutrition / Reckitt Benckiser
  • 16.00 Panel discussion 2
  • 16.30 Online social activity 
  • 17.00 End of session 2

Registration closed

Our online experts meeting on Infant & Pregnancy Microbiome Analysis is fully booked. In case you have quesitons about this event fill in the contact form below.


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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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