Gut Microbiome Conference Series – The Very Latest Scientific Insight into the Role of Gut Microbiome in Human Health

Singapore, Singapore
28/10/2021 – 29/10/2021
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Zoom Webinar (Eventbrite)

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From the earliest observations of differing microbes associated with the human body in the late 1600s, and beginnings of research in the 1800s there has been a rich history of scientific endeavour focusing on what is now known as the human microbiome. Who has not heard of Pasteur, Koch and Metchnikoff and their beliefs in the roles of microorganisms in human health and disease? The foresight of these pioneers, and others, prepared the foundations of a field of scientific study that we now believe can support human health in many ways.

Fast forward to 2021, the emerging science of the role of the gut microbiome in human health is growing extremely rapidly with enormous complexity. This virtual Gut Microbiome Conference Series highlighted the very latest science, from the leading scientific and application experts.

This conference provided you with breakthrough ideas and inspiration to propel you in your research and business to find solutions that can improve human health!

Topics of special focus:

  • Gut Microbiome and Human Health
  • Gut Microbiome and Immune Function
  • Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Health
  • Gut Microbiome, Cognitive and Mental Health

Please note that participants will be notified via email once the conference recording is ready for access which will take a few weeks.


*Timings shown are SGT

08:50 - 09:00  Join Webinar via Eventbrite Link

09:00 - 09:15 
Welcome: Mr. Geoffry Smith, President, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore
Prof. Fariba Dehghani, Centre for Advanced Food Engineering (CAFE), University of Sydney, Australia

Session 1: Gut Microbiome and Human Health

Chairperson: Prof. Patricia Conway, University of New South Wales, Australia

09:15 - 09:40 Diets and Microbiota Development in Children: Implications for Adulthood?
Prof. Mark Morrison, Chair of Microbial Biology & Metagenomics, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Australia

09:40 - 10:05 Saccharides, Polyols and the Microbiome: Current Understanding and Paths Forward
Dr. Emma Halmos, Research Dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology, The Alfred, Monash University, Australia

10:05 - 10:30 Foods and the Puzzle for Gut Disorders
Prof. Nicole Roy, Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, New Zealand

10:30 - 10:55

Session 2: Gut Microbiome and Immune Function

Chairperson: Dr. Diana Bogueva, University of Sydney, Australia
10:50 - 11:20 Immunometabolism – Diet, The Microbiome and Immunity
Assoc. Prof. Laurence Macia, Head of Nutritional Immuno-metabolism Lab, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia

11:20 - 11:45 Modulating the Microbiome through Milk Components to Support the Immune System
Dr. Lauren Brink, Nutrition Manager, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Nutrition, Reckitt Benckiser, USA

11:45 - 12:00

*Q&A will proceed after each presentation

Meet the Experts

Dr. Patricia Conway
Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales

Prof. Mark Morrison
Chair of Microbial Biology and Metagenomics, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Dr. Emma Halmos
Research Dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology, The Alfred, Monash University

Prof. Nicole Roy
Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago New Zealand

Dr. Diana Bogueva
Centre Manager, Centre for Advanced Food Engineering, University of Sydney

Assoc. Prof. Laurence Macia
Head of Nutritional Immuno-Metabolism, University of Sydney

Dr. Lauren Brink
Nutrition Manager of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Nutrition, Reckitt Benckiser
United States of America

Prof. Eleanor Beck
Discipline Leader in Nutrition and Dietetics,  University of Wollongong

Dr. Janice Rueda
Vice President of Nutrition Science Business Development, ADM
United States of America

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Holmes
Associate Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

Assoc. Prof. Yuan Kun Lee
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National University of Singapore

Prof. Margaret Morris
Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney

Prof. Anthony Hannan
NHMRC Principal Research Fellow & Theme Leader of Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne

Dr. Caitlin Cowan
NHMRC Emerging Research Investigator, University of Sydney

Prof. Emad M El-Omar
Chair of Medicine, St George and Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney