Exploring and Exploiting the Microbiome

This event is being organised by School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh and funded through an EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award to Edinburgh Research and Innovation.

The rise of metagenomics has allowed us to explore the human microbiome and that of domestic livestock, plants and the environment, offering interesting opportunities to exploit this knowledge for the health and wellbeing of all. The aim of this event is to raise awareness about Scotland’s considerable expertise in this area and to build links to support collaboration for the future.

Taking the broad view of the metagenome, and the many markets it can address, this workshop will appeal to all interested in the scientific and commercial potential of this rapidly emerging area whether academic researchers, industry innovators, technical service providers or policy makers.  

This is a FREE event but you must register at https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15157258769/
Dr Karim Gharbi, Head of Genomics, Edinburgh Genomics
Chris Corden, Life Sciences Sector Team, Scottish Enterprise
Dr Heather Roxborough, Partner, Tate and Lyle Ventures
Dr Alexander Henzing, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Biosciences & Biotechnology
Dr Charles Lees, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Dr Francisca Mutapi, University of Edinburgh
Samantha Law, Business Development, NCIMB
Ian Fotheringham, CEO Ingenza
Iain Maclaren-Lee, Illumina
Dr Maggie Crumlish, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling
Mike Salter, AB Agri Ltd
Prof John Wallace, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen
Dr Davide Bulgarelli, University of Dundee
Prof Rainer Roehe, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) / The Roslin Institute

Spaces are available for “speed pitches” of relevant research. Contact Liz Fletcher