Contact Person
    Helen Pettersson

    Senior Project Manager
    Phone: (M) +45 2337 0040

    MVA Microbiome Network meeting

    Welcome to Medicon Valley Alliance Microbiome Network and our 3rd meeting!

    Searching for Academic-Industrial collaborations: Microbiome workshop event

    Our ambition with the MVA Microbiome Network is to increase opportunities for microbiome researchers from industry and academia to meet and collaborate.

    In line with this network objective, Medicon Valley Alliance, together with one of our members – The Department of Food technology at LTH, Lund University – now welcomes you to the 3rd MVA Microbiome Network meeting. The topic of the evening will be Searching for Academic-Industrial collaborations: Microbiome workshop event. With ample networking time and interactive workshops, the meeting offers you many opportunities to broaden your connections, facilitation of new collaborations between industry and academia and creation of new ideas.

    Date: 25 February, 2019
    Time: 17:00-20:00
    Host: Department of Food Technology, LTH, Lund University
    Åsa Håkansson, Associate Professor
    Olena Prykhodko, Researcher
    Frida Fåk Hållenius, Associate Professor
    Venue: Ingvar Kamprad Design Centrum, Sölvegatan 26, 223 62 Lund – map

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    Selected challenges/collaboration opportunities submitted by network members will be discussed during the workshops. Four parallel workshops will be run during the meeting.

    The MVA Microbiome Network
    Joining the network is free of charge and is limited to Medicon Valley Alliance members. However, non-member organizations and companies are welcome to attend one network event to evaluate if being part of the network is relevant. If so, becoming a member of Medicon Valley Alliance will automatically able you to join the microbiome network.

    Moderator: Håkan Jönsson, Associate Professor, Lund University

    17.00-17.30 Registration, networking and a bite to eat
    17.30-17.40 Welcome
    Helen Pettersson, Senior Project Manager, Medicon Valley Alliance
    Åsa Håkansson, Associate Professor, LTH
    Olena Prykhodko, Researcher, LTH
    Frida Fåk Hållenius, Associate Professor; LTH
    17.40-18.10 Presentation of 4 workshop challenges/collaboration opportunities

    • The therapeutic microbiome: From effect to effector – Challenges and strategies for linking effect to individual strains
      Probi AB

    • Challenges with developing/launching new probiotic strains and products – Requirements to do first human studies
      Aventure AB

    • Tailoring gut microbiota: prebiotics or probiotics – Recommendations or clinical implementations?
      Department of Food Technology, LTH, Lund University

    • Microbiome in women’s health
      Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
    18.10-19.10 Workshop session
    4 parallel workshops
    19.10-19.30 Workshop summary and next step
    19.30 Wrap up
    Åsa Håkansson, Associate Professor, LTH
    19.30-20.00 Networking and refreshments

    Deadline for registration is 20th of February, 2019.

    For more information please contact Senior Project Manager Helen Pettersson: hp [at]

    Host and sponsor

    Department of Food Technology


    In collaboration