BaseClear has years of expertise in microbial strain characterisation, including the requirements needed for regulatory approval (e.g. EFSA and FDA). We routinely organise expert meetings wherein scientists and researchers meet, share and discuss applications and technical challenges. On Thursday April 11th, we are once again organising an 1-day experts meeting titled:

Microbial strain characterisation for regulatory approval

From candidate strain selection to commercialisation

Event information

  • Date: Thursday April 11th, 2019
  • Chair: Dr. Radhika Bongoni
  • Tentative number of attendees: 35
  • Target group: Scientists, Researchers, Start-ups, Regulatory participants and CROs.
  • Location: BaseClear Auditorium, Sylviusweg 74, Leiden Bio Science Park, The Netherlands.
  • Costs: 325,- euro (excl. VAT)/ participant


  • 11.20: Welcome & Opening expert meeting
    Dr. Derek Butler | Commercial Director, BaseClear
  • 11.30: Clinical studies on the Candidate Probiotic Strain
    Dr. Arthur Ouwehand | Research manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health
  • 12.30: Lunch & networking
  • 13.30: Expanding the (meta)genomics toolbox for novel enzyme and bioactive compound discovery and production
    Dr. Alexander Wentzel | Senior researcher, SINTEF 
  • 14.00: Microbial Genomics for Food
    Dr. Noel van Peij | Principal Scientist Strain Development and Screening, DSM Biotechnology Center
  • 14:30: Microbial genome analysis platforms vs. challenges – the EFSA requirements
    Dr. Adalberto Costessi | Product manager Next-Generation Sequencing, BaseClear
  • 15.00: Coffee, lab tour & networking
  • 16:00: Selection and Characterisation of Candidate Probiotic Strains for FDA/GRAS approval
    Dr. Luis Gosalbez Cisneros-Miret | Business Development Director, Optibiotix Health
  • 16.30: EFSA regulatory requirements for EU approval of microbial feed additives
    Dr. Laura Payo Lewis | Regulatory Affairs Director, Pen & Tec Consulting S.L.U.
  • 17.00: Closing & networking drinks

BiaNomics strain characterization

Registration closed

The registration for our experts meeting on Microbial Strain Characterisation for Regulatory Approval is closed. For upcoming events see our Experts meetings page.

If you are interested in the topics of this meeting or if you want to be informed about upcoming events, contact us.


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Meet Radhika Bongoni!

Radhika is our Head of Business Development. She is specialised in microbiome analysis and regulatory affairs and its applications in Human Health, Personal Care and Animal Nutrition. Radhika received her Ph.D. in Food technology from Wageningen University and an MBA from Tias School for Business & Society. With techno-commercial expertise, she is involved in business growth and market penetration by fostering relationships with partners. Prior to BaseClear, Radhika was responsible for establishing dietary supplements market in western Europe, India, South Africa and Russia.

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