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Gut Microbiome Deep Dive: Monday, June 3

June 02, 2019

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Among this year’s highlights will be a full day of sessions dedicated to exploring one of the most fascinating areas of current research—the gut microbiome and its relationship to nutrition and health. “Deep Dive: “Gut Microbiome, Nutrition, and Health” will begin on Monday morning, June 3, with an overview and will continue throughout the day with sessions dedicated to specific aspects of micro-biome-related science. Microbiome Monday will conclude with sessions that take a look at the nuances of communicating messages about the microbiome to consumers.

Here’s a look at the sessions included in the gut microbiome deep dive:

10–10:30 am

Welcome and introduction on the deep dive session

Maria Velissariou, PhD, IFT chief science and technology officer


10:30–11:15 am

Overview of Gut Microbiome, Diet, and Health

The opening presentation will provide an overview of the gut microbiome and its importance on host health. A discussion on how different diets and dietary components may impact the composition and activity of the microbes residing in the gastrointestinal tract, and how those changes may affect host health outcomes, will follow.

Lead Presenter: Bruce Hamaker, The Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research 


11:15 am–12:15 pm

The Role of Probiotics and Gut Microbiome on Metabolic Health: An Overview on the Clinical Science and Market Positioning of Probiotics for Weight Management and Metabolic Syndrome

Lead Presenter: Kiran Krishnan, Microbiome Labs


12:15–1:30 pm

Dietary Fiber Structure Controls on Gut Microbiome Composition and Function

Lead Presenters: Bruce Hamaker, The Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research; and Steve Lindemann, Purdue University


1:30–2 pm

Secondary Metabolites in the Control of Microbiota and Immunity: Functional Sugars

Lead Presenter: Sergio Pumarola Segura, Paleo Biotech project


2–2:30 pm

Parallels Among the Microbial Diversity in Fermented Vegetables and the Human Gut and Potential Applications in Food and Beverage Products

Lead Presenter: Ilenys M Pérez-Díaz, USDA-ARS Food Science Research Unit 


2:30–3 pm 

Planting the Microbiome: The Impact of Plant-derived Exosome-like Nanoparticles on the Gut Microbiome and Intestinal Homeostasis

Lead Presenter: Jennifer Spinler, Dept. Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine


3–3:45 pm

The Gut Microbiome and Personalization of Diet and Health Interventions

Lead Presenter: Darrell Cockburn, The Pennsylvania State University


3:45–4:15 pm

The Patent Landscape: The Gut Microbiome

Lead Presenters: Christopher Turoski and Anil Sharma, University of Minnesota Law School 


4:15–5:30 pm

Communication Panel: Effectively Communicating a Complex Message

Panelist: Alan Murray, GoodBelly/NextFoods


4:30–4:45 pm

Changing Consumer Behavior to Greater Adoption of Microbiome Products

Panelist: David Beno, XenoBiosciences


4:45–5 pm

Positioning the Microbiome to Consumers

Panelist: Lynn Dornblaser, Mintel


5–5:30 pm

Panel Discussion