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Date:17 Mar
Time:17:00 - 20:00
Venue:Medicon Village, Hörsalen, Scheelevägen 2, 223 63 Lund

POSTPONED – MVA Microbiome Network meeting – March 2020

Welcome to the Medicon Valley Alliance Microbiome Network and our 5th meeting!

Regulatory perspectives on probiotics and the commercialisation of microbiome research

The microbiome community in the Medicon Valley region is vibrant and growing. Medicon Valley Alliance welcomes you to the 5th MVA Microbiome Network meeting. The topic for this meeting will be the regulatory framework for probiotics and the commercialisation of microbiome research with a keynote by EFSA about risk assessment and microbiomes. But you will of course also hear pitches from different MVA member companies about their experience with this, as well as an update on the EU-funded microbiome project that includes a mapping of regional competencies in this field, and there will be large time for networking.


17 March, 2020




MVA Microbiome Network


Medicon Village, Hörsalen, Scheelevägen 2, 223 63 Lund


In the light of the most recent recommendations from the Danish and Swedish health authorities we have decided to postpone this meeting. Please consult this page for updates. Already registered participants will get notified.


The MVA Microbiome Network
Our ambition with the MVA Microbiome Network is to create opportunities for microbiome researchers from industry, academia, and health care to meet and collaborate.

Joining the network is free of charge but is limited to Medicon Valley Alliance members. However, non-member organizations and companies are welcome to attend one network event to evaluate if joining the network is relevant. If so, becoming a member of Medicon Valley Alliance will automatically allow you to join the microbiome network.


Moderator: Sophie Labrosse, Medicon Valley Alliance


Registration, networking and a bite to eat


Welcome by Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance


Sponsored pitch:

How to patent the microbiome
Jens Viktor Nørgaard, Partner, European Patent Attorney, HØIBERG


Positioning Greater Copenhagen as a leading global centre for microbiome research
Sarah Lidé, Senior Strategy & Project Manager, Medicon Valley Alliance


Short introduction to the theme of the meeting, keynote speaker and panelists


EFSA Regulatory perspectives on risk assessments and microbiomes 
Reinhilde Schoonjans, Senior Officer, Scientific Committee and Emerging Risks, EFSA (video conference)


Research perspective 
Shuai Bai, Doctoral student at the Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University


Perspective by MVA member company BioGaia
Christine Eliasson, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager


Perspective by MVA member company Chr. Hansen (TBC)


Panel discussion and Q&A


Wrap up


Networking and refreshments

Deadline for registration is the 12th of March 2020.

For more information please contact Sophie Labrosse: sol [at]



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