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Communicating Microbiome Science

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 04:15 PM - 05:30 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

Presentations followed by a panel discussion on communicating the science of the microbiome.
The Gut Microbiome and Personalization of Diet and Health Interventions

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

In this session recent advances in linking the gut microbiome to personalized dietary recommendations will be examined. With the rise of uBiome and other gut microbial sequencing companies, consumers want to know what they can do with this data. Unfortunately, much as with human genomic sequencing the applications have trailed behind the data availability. While gut microbial composition has been correlated with a large number of disease states, the causal chain (did the microbes cause the disease or did the disease favor those microbes?) has yet to be established in most cases. However, the link between diet and our gut microbiome is much more direct although somewhat bidirectional, with diet influencing the microbial composition and microbial metabolism influencing human health. It is clear that diet quite readily alters the relative abundances of the various microorganisms in the gut, but it appears to be much more difficult to change membership, the strains of bacteria that are present. At present it appears we can only incrementally change the microbiome that established itself in our guts soon after weaning. From this springs the idea that we can customize our diets to take maximal advantage of the bacteria that are already present in our intestinal tracts. They can produce a number of health altering compounds such as the short chain fatty acids, compounds that are important modulators of the immune system and metabolism. This session will examine efforts to identify signatures in the microbiota that indicate when a particular food or food component will be more or less beneficial. Does this mean that every microbiome needs to be treated as unique? Perhaps, however, efforts have been made to find relevant differences based on gender, geography, age, weight status and others. Furthermore, there is the somewhat controversial idea that people can be divided into a small number of ‘enterotypes’ that represent functionally and phylogenetically distinct types of microbiomes. The goal is that attendees will come away with a sense of where this relatively nascent field is going and its implications for food and ingredient producers.
Planting the Microbiome: The Impact of Plant-Derived Exosome-Like Nanoparticles on the Gut Microbiome and Intestinal Homeostasis

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

Ingestion by distinct gut microbes of exosome-like nanoparticles containing bioactive components can result in differential microbial gene expression that can contribute to host health.  This interkingdom communication between plant, microbe and host provides compelling approaches toward the development of precision tools aimed at health-directed dietary interventions for consumers.
Parallels Among the Microbial Diversity in Fermented Vegetables and the Human Gut and Potential Applications in Food and Beverage Products

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

This session will provide background on glycoscience and the role of glyco structures in cell-cell communication, also involved in the cross-kingdom communication system to develop i.e., a potentially mutualistic, commensalistic or parasitic interaction. The innate immune system in mammals is an older evolutionary defense strategy, relatively speaking, and also it is the dominant immune system response found in plants, fungi, insects, and primitive multicellular eukaryote organisms.  Therefore, it is not surprising to have analog immune responses to secondary metabolites of plants, stimulating our innate immune cells. Research is revealing the molecular mechanism and the role of some dietary functional sugars in potentially improving the cellular communication with the gut microbiota. Advances in research is creating novel marketing opportunities for gut health, to potentially prevent the large number of specific health challenges arising from microbiota imbalance.
Secondary Metabolites in the Control of Microbiota and Immunity: Functional Sugars

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

This session will provide background on glycoscience and the role of glyco structures in cell-cell communication, also involved in the cross-kingdom communication system to develop i.e., a potentially mutualistic, commensalistic or parasitic interaction. The innate immune system in mammals is an older evolutionary defense strategy, relatively speaking, and also it is the dominant immune system response found in plants, fungi, insects, and primitive multicellular eukaryote organisms.  Therefore, it is not surprising to have analog immune responses to secondary metabolites of plants, stimulating our innate immune cells. Research is revealing the molecular mechanism and the role of some dietary functional sugars in potentially improving the cellular communication with the gut microbiota. Advances in research is creating novel marketing opportunities for gut health, to potentially prevent the large number of specific health challenges arising from microbiota imbalance.
Dietary Fiber Structure Controls on Gut Microbiome Composition and Function

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

Dr. Bruce Hamaker will provide context for how food carbohydrates interact with the gut microbiota to influence human nutrition and health. He will emphasize the impact of the interaction between gut microbiota and specific carbohydrate structures on human physiology, that stem from the tripartite interaction of carbohydrates, microbiota, and human physiology. Dr. Lindemann will address how carbohydrate structures, including fine structural variants, can have targeted impacts on certain species and genotypes within human gut microbiota, and the degree to which carbohydrate structure governs the composition and metabolism of microbiota. Further, this session will explore the idea that carbohydrates can be designed and blended to feed certain populations and control metabolic and health outcomes. The goal of the session is to provide context for the emerging use of carbohydrate structures in foods as a set of tools to manipulate the gut ecosystem toward improved health.
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

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

This presentation will provide an overview of probiotics as it relates to the gut microbiome and metabolic health, and the role of gut microbiome in weight management and fat loss.  Data from a recent clinical study on products that have been shown to improve biomarkers of obesity, by creating lasting changes in the gut, will be presented.  The presentation will also address current market trends and regulations related to probiotics.
Overview of Gut Microbiome, Diet and Health

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

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.
The Patent Landscape: The Gut Microbiome

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

Patent activity in the food and beverage field is booming. This team will share its view of attempts to patent in the field of the gut microbiome (i.e. food, nutrition, diet, health), and what that means for you from a business and strategy perspective. We’ll explore the state of the art of the gut microbiome through the lens of patent activity. We’ll highlight major technologies, companies, and inventors. The patent landscape process may help you to identify research and business trends, potential research partners and collaborators, acquisition targets, and competitive threats. This patent landscape may also explore the use of human gut microbiome for therapeutic application in area of gastrointestinal diseases. Microbiome-based therapeutic approaches may be reviewed, including fecal transplants and selected novel therapies.
Microbiome Deep Dive Welcome

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396