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Date:25 Feb
Venue:Ingvar Kamprad Design Centrum, Lund

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