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!

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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