Experts meeting on microbiome analysis for clinical trials 2019

BaseClear has years of experience in microbiome analysis, including the analysis of interactions between drugs and the microbiota in clinical trials. The microbiota plays an important role in the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of many drugs, probiotics, cosmetics and other biological compounds. The microbiota influences the bioavailability, toxicity and responsiveness of a patient to a given drug. In opposite, the profile of a patient’s microbiome can predict how the patient responds to a drug.

We routinely organise expert meetings wherein scientists and researchers meet, share and discuss microbiome projects, challenges and opportunities. On Thursday September 5th, we are once again organising an 1-day expert-meeting titled:

Microbiome analysis for clinical trials

An experts meeting to discuss microbiome-based clinical research

Event information

  • Date: Thursday September 5th, 2019
  • Chair: Dr. Radhika Bongoni
  • Tentative number of attendees: 35
  • Topics: Multi-omics analysis approaches, study designing and planning to clinical trials, strain-specific studies, microbiome in pharma, studies for health claims and consumer education-branding
  • Target group: Researchers and scientists involved in clinical trials, academians, start-ups, regulatory managers and CROs.
  • Location: BaseClear Auditorium, Sylviusweg 74, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Costs: 375,- euro excl. VAT/ participant (dinner included)


  • 11.20: Welcome & Opening expert meeting
    Dr. Derek Butler – Commercial director, BaseClear
  • 11.30: The impact of diet & exercise on the athlete gut microbiome
    Dr. Paul Cotter – Head of Food Biosciences, Teagasc Food Research
  • 12.30: Lunch & networking
  • 13.30: Targeting the microbiota with prebiotics in clinical research
    Dr. Arjen Nauta – Sr. Scientist Nutritional Sciences, FrieslandCampina Innovation Centre
  • 14.00: Study design for microbiome projects – from sampling to data analysis and interpretation
    Dr. Tom van den Bogert – Product manager metagenomics, BaseClear
  • 14:30: Use of sequencing to support and drive Mode of Action in vivo Discovery research
    Dr. Adam Baker – Head of Discovery, Microbiome and Human Health, Chr. Hansen
  • 15.00: Coffee, lab tour & networking
  • 16:00: Rethinking diet from the perspective of the gut microbiota
    Dr. Muriel Derrien – Senior Scientist, Danone Research
  • 16.30: The future of clinical research using probiotics
    Dr. Olaf Larsen – Senior Manager Science, Yakult / Assistant Professer. VU University
  • 17.00: Closing expert meeting & networking drinks
  • 18.00: Dinner

Registration closed

The registration for our experts meeting on microbiome analysis for clinical trials is closed. If you have any questions about microbiome-based clinical research or future event, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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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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