PROGRAMME Postgraduate Course

The Microbiome Meets the Clinic:

Turning Understanding into New Treatments

Course directors: Georgina Hold, Richard Hansen, Jan Bornschein

Thursday, September 8, 2022

08.30 – 10.10         

Session I: Opening - Gut Microbiota Utility in Health Care

Chair: Richard Hansen, Glasgow, United Kingdom + Francesco Boccellato, Oxford, United Kingdom

08.30 – 08.40              

01.01. Course Introduction and Welcome

Georgina Hold, Sydney, Australia

 

08.40 – 09.10              

01.02. The Gut Microbiome and Medicine

Siew Chien Ng, Hong Kong

 

09.10 – 09.40              

01.03. Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics

Núria Malats, Madrid, Spain

 

09.40 – 10.10           

01.04. The microbiome and cancer immunotherapy

Dominique Velin, Epalinges, Switzerland

 

10.10 – 10.30         

Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00         

Session II: Profiling the gut microbiota for the clinic

Chair: Georgina Hold, Sydney, Australia + Mark Pritchard, Liverpool, United Kingdom

10.30 – 11.00         

02.01. Million Microbes Project

Lars Engstrand, Stockholm, Sweden

 

11.00 – 11.30         

02.02. Genomics in the clinic

Morgan Langille, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

11.30 – 12.00         

02.03. Linking the clues – multi-omics and machine learning

Francesco Asnicar, Trento, Italy

12.00 – 13.15         

Lunch Break

13.15 – 14.15         

Session III: Is the microbiome relevant in every day practice? | Open Discussion

Chair: Karen Robinson, Nottingham, United Kingdom + Jan Bornschein, Oxford, United Kingdom

03.01. Presenter of the case:
Pali Hungin, Newcastle, United Kingdom

 

Panelists:                                  

03.02. Timothy Hardy, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

                                  

03.03. Tanya Monaghan, Nottingham, United Kingdom

                                  

03.04. James McIlroy, Glasgow, United Kingdom

14.15 – 15.35         

Session IV: Microbiome as an adjunct to therapy

Chair: Kenneth McColl, Glasgow, United Kingdom + Gauri Godbole, London, United Kingdom

14.15 – 14.40         

04.01. The Prebiotic Story

Lindsay Hall, Norwich, United Kingdom

 

14.40 – 15.05          

04.02. Next generation  probiotics

Alan Walker, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

 

15.05 – 15.30         

04.03. Microbial culture - Kochs postulates to durable therapeutics

Jeremiah Faith, New York, NY, USA

15.30 – 16.00         

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.20         

Session V: Standardisation of Clinical Microbiome Reporting

Chair: Anthony Axon, Leeds, United Kingdom + Richard Hansen, Glasgow, United Kingdom

16.00 – 16.20         

05.01. Telling them what they need to know – Scientist perspective          

Julian Marchesi, London, United Kingdom

 

Debate about the microbiome (for/against)

 

16.20 – 16.40         

05.02. Microbiome is the final answer (treatment and clinical outcomes)

Juozas Kupcinskas, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

16.40 – 17.00         

05.03. Microbiome testing and reporting is not ready for mainstream clinical practice

Gauri Godbole, London, United Kingdom

 

17.00 – 17.20         

Panel discussion on future directions

17.20 – 18.00         

Session VI: State-of-the-Art Lecture

Chair: Georgina Hold, Sydney, Australia

06.01. Next generation metabolomics is enhancing the connections of diet and health, redefining the bile acid metabolic network and biomarker discovery
Pieter C. Dorrestein, La Jolla, CA, USA

19.00 – 20.00

Welcome Reception hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow at the Glasgow City Chambers

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