Symposium: Insights Into the Complexity of Host Microbiome Interaction

09:30 - 18:00
University of Copenhagen

Come and meet the leading scientists in microbiome research.

Learn about the newest concepts, developments and ​future challenges. ​​No fees apply, you only need to register.​

The scope of this symposium includes:

  • Characterisation of host-microbiome interactions using advanced micro-physiological systems such as 3D cultures and organs-on-chip 
  • Culture methods of unculturable microbes
  • Analysis of microbial communities by meta'omics
  • Comparison between host genetics and microbiome compositions
  • Microbiome-metabolome analyses
  • Insights into probiotics & health  
  • Bacteriophage therapy​​


  • 09:30-9:40: Welcome note
  • 09:40-10:20: Jason Spence, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor - "Interrogating unique epithelial responses to diverse bacteria in human intestinal organoids"
  • 10:20-11:00: Joanna Baginska, University of Luxembourg - "ImmunoHuMiX, an organ-on-chip model to study microbiome-immune system interactions"
  • 11:00-11:20: Coffee break
  • 11:20-12:00: Pamela Schnupf, Institut Imagine/ Institut Necker, Paris - "Culturing unculturable bacteria through niche mimicry: the example of SFB"
  • 12:00-12:40: Adam Baker, Chr. Hansen A/S, Copenhagen - "Developing next generation microbe products in the microbiome era"
  • 12:40-13:20: Lunch
  • 13:20-14:00: Jillian Waters, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen - "Influence of heritable gut microbiota on host phenotype"
  • 14:00-14:40: Nicola Segata, University of Trento - "Uncovering the hidden and strain-level diversity of the human microbiome with large scale shotgun metagenomics"
  • 14:40-15:00: Coffee
  • 15:00-15:40: Mzia Kutateladze, G. Eliava Institute for Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology, Tbilisi - "Eliava Institute's experience in phage study and application"
  • 15:40-16:20: Denise Kelly, Seventure Partners, Aberdeen - "Microbiome Futures - an investment perspective"
  • 16:20-16:30: Closing remarks
  • 16:30-18:00: Reception and networking

Location: University of Copenhagen, Festsalen, Frue Plads 4, ​1165 Copenhagen K