2nd Skin Microbiome Experts Meeting

BaseClear has years of expertise in microbiome analysis, including skin microflora analysis. We routinely organise expert meetings wherein scientists and researchers meet, share and discuss microbiome projects and applications. On Thursday 21 November, 2019, we are once again organising an 1-day expert-meet on skin microbiome analysis. This meeting is a follow up to our 2018 edition. Topics discussed at this meeting include discovery, technical challenges, clinical trials, marketing, commercialisation and regulations on microbiome-based products.

Skin microflora: From discovery and trials to commercialisation of microbiome-based products

An experts meeting to discuss skin microbiome analysis & its applications

Event information

  • Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
  • Chair: Dr. Radhika Bongoni
  • Tentative number of attendees: 35
  • Target group: Researchers and scientists from cosmetics firm (ingredient supplier, formulators and marketing firms), start-ups, regulatory managers and CROs..
  • Location: BaseClear Auditorium, Sylviusweg 74, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Costs: 375,- euro (excl. VAT)/ participant


  • 10.50: Welcome & Opening Skin Microbiome expert meeting
    Dr. Derek Butler – Commercial Director, BaseClear
  • 11.00: KEYNOTE: Skin microbiome – the influence of cosmetic ingredients
    Dr. Riccardo Sfriso – Scientist R&D Skin Care, DSM Nutritional Products
  • 12:00 Evaluation of 16S rRNA gene microbial profiling for low biomass samples
    Dr. Tom van den Bogert – Product manager Metagenomics, BaseClear
  • 12.30: Lunch & networking
  • 13.30: Skin microbiome analysis in clinical trials – A promising biomarker?
    Dr. Thomas Buters – Research Physician, Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR)
  • 14.00: Infant skin microbiome and effects of everyday skin care
    Dr. Georgios Stamatas – Research Associate Director, Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté France
  • 14:30: Gladskin: Specifically Targeting S. aureus on the Skin with Endolysins
    Dr. Johan Frieling – Chief Medical Officer, Micreos Human Health
  • 15.00: Coffee, lab tour & networking
  • 16:00: Skin barrier function; the role of the microbiota and opportunities for probiotics
    Dr. Kirsti Tiihonen – Senior R&D Manager, DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences
  • 16:30: Artificial Intelligence and the microbiome
    Dr. Colin O’Sullivan – CIO, Labskin
  • 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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