Microbiome Connect : Skin - USA 2021

Translating the latest skin microbiome research from the clinic to the consumer

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Boston, USA
17-18 November, 2021

“Skin microbiome today is exploding with companies all over the world. Now we’re at a point where the awareness is so great that there’s almost like a tidal wave of interest in microbiome!”

Mike Conti, Solabia

Why Attend

Love the skin you’re in? How about the bugs on it?

Over the six years we’ve run Microbiome Connect: Skin, the field has changed drastically. In a short period, the field has gone from fringe to mainstream, from quantifying the size of bacterial populations to understanding their function. As the field continues to commercialize, it is time to ask how this research can benefit consumers. How can the skin microbiome be leveraged as a source of biomarkers, as a therapeutic modality, as an understandable term to consumers?

Join us in Boston for a two-day face-to-face event, attended in the past by the likes of P&G, Jackson Laboratory, and the FDA. Unravel the function of the skin microbiome and apply the latest findings to your future products. See you in November!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS MICROBIOME SKIN EVENTS

Skin Microbiome Congress Boston

Who will be there

Meet Industry Leading Experts in:

  • Independent Beauty Brands and Biotech Companies;
  • Academic Researchers and Dermatologists;
  • Multinational Beauty & Personal Care Brands and Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies;
  • Cosmetic Formulators, Strain Manufacturers, Ingredients Suppliers, Packaging Manufacturers and Sequencing companies; 
  • Regulatory Experts and Consumer Trend Analysts; and
  • Retailers and Distributors

Advisory Board

Author:

Jay Tiesman

Research Fellow - Genomics Group Leader
Proctor & Gamble

Dr. Jay Tiesman is a Principal Scientist in the Global Biotechnology Division of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is the Genomics Group Leader and a Corporate Technology Entrepreneur – charged with helping to identify novel biotechnology innovations worldwide to address key needs for P&G. Since joining P&G in 1993, he has been actively involved in developing genomics capabilities within the Company. He has been particularly interested in the use of genomics to gain insight into epithelial cell biology.

Before joining P&G, he completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Charlie Hart at ZymoGenetics, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. At ZymoGenetics, he pursued research in the field of growth factor signal transduction associated with wound healing and tissue remodeling. He obtained his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. In Omaha, he worked in the Laboratory of Dr. Angie Rizzino at the Eppley Cancer Institute, delineating the roles and impact of growth factors on embryonic development. Before joining Dr. Rizzino, he obtained Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology at Creighton University in Omaha.

Dr. Tiesman was an early adopter of microarray technology, having worked in the field since 1997. He is an acknowledged microarray expert and has published over 35 articles, two of which have earned “Publication of the Year” honors. He also speaks extensively at international meetings on the topic of microarray experimental design and is listed on over 85 presentations. He collaborates extensively with scientists in academia and the biotechnology industry and is a member of several academic/governmental/industrial organizations, including the Association of Biomedical Resource Facilities Microarray Research Group (ABRF-MARG), the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID); as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of NuGEN Technologies, Inc.

Author:

Kimberly Capone

Head, Microbiome Platform
J&J

Kimberly Capone is a Research Fellow and Lead Microbiologist for Skin Microbiome Research with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. in Skillman, NJ. She received her B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, proceeding to earn her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. As a Research Fellow at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Dr. Capone directs investigations into the human skin microbiome in health and disease, particularly early in life and in individuals with sensitive or inflamed skin. In the course of her work, Dr. Capone has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and has participated in national and international dermatology conferences. 

Author:

Sarah De Szalay

R&D Director
Stealth Health Startup

Author:

Larry Weis

CSO & Founder
Symbiome

 

Author:

Trevor Steyn

Founder
Esse Organic Skincare

Trevor is an organic chemist with a passion to explore new ways of treating skin and fighting ageing.

For more than 15 years his research on skin has taken a very different approach. He takes a broad, long-term perspective to anti-ageing and looks at every aspect of the skin, from its health to the external factors affecting it.

Esse was born in 2002 as a result of Trevor’s passion for the chemistry of Africa’s plants. His post-graduate research was about the extraction of active compounds from African plants. After discovering the potential of these plants in skincare products, Trevor founded Esse Probiotic Skincare.

 

Author:

Ingmar Claes, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
YUN Probiotherapy

Ingmar studied bioscience engineering at the University of Leuven, graduated in 2007 and obtained a PhD in cell and gene technology in 2011. He has an expertise in the field of probiotics, its molecular mechanisms and the topical application of these beneficial bacteria to restore the human microbiome. As bioengineer and microbiologist, he feels that it is important to translate this scientific research into daily products from which people at home and the community can benefit.

In the context of YUN, he is closely working together with the Department of Bioscience Engineering of the University of Antwerp, the Lab of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology of prof. Sarah Lebeer, the Lab of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy of prof. Filip Kiekens, prof. dr. Julien Lambert (dermatology) and dr. Gilbert Donders (gynaecology, the University Hospital of Antwerp).

He has experience with leadership in multiple R&D projects and he held a managing role in YUN’s R&D projects of the Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research in Industry (VLAIO). YUN’s current range of probiotic products and therapies were developed under his supervision.

 

Author:

Dr Chris Callewaert

Post-doctoral researcher
Centre for Microbial Ecology & Technology, Ghent University

Chris received his PhD from Ghent University in Belgium. He is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the Knight lab at the University of California, San Diego. He investigates body odor and the characteristics of the bacteria living in the armpits, skin, clothes, washing machines and homes. He is the first to undertake bacterial transplants to solve underarm body odour.

Author:

Audrey Gueniche Ph.D

Senior Clinical Expert
L'Oréal

Audrey GUENICHE obtained her Pharmacist degree and her PhD degree in skin biology more than 23 years ago. She is an expert on immunology and microbiology. Her main expertise is on skin topical treatment and food supplement for skin and hair health, especially using probiotics, natural extract and bacterial extracts. She is currently a senior clinical expert in LOREAL RESEARCH. She has a complete experience from the actives through vitro evaluations/ preclinical studies to clinical trials. Her passion is to always reinvent evaluation and find new fields of area in term of actives to promote. 

She has published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 5 chapters in books, 2 specials issues in journal where she was the invited editor. She presented in over 80 international congresses and additionally she was personally invited to give more than 35 keynote lectures.

Author:

Erwan Peltier

Senior Medical Manager Dermatology
Bayer Consumer Care AG

Author:

Cath O’Neill

Chief Scientific Officer
SkinBio Therapeutics

2020 Speakers

 

Julia Oh

Assistant Professor
The Jackson Laboratory

Dr. Oh's main research interests focus on the human microbiome—the diverse bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit our bodies—for its potential to deliver treatments for infectious and other diseases.  Dr. Oh comes to the microbiome world by way of fungal chemogenomics with technologist and geneticist Dr. Ronald Davis at Stanford and comparative genomics of wild wine yeast at the FAS Center for Systems Biology at Harvard. Prior to joining the Jackson Laboratory, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health. Dr.

Julia Oh

Assistant Professor
The Jackson Laboratory

Julia Oh

Assistant Professor
The Jackson Laboratory

Dr. Oh's main research interests focus on the human microbiome—the diverse bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit our bodies—for its potential to deliver treatments for infectious and other diseases.  Dr. Oh comes to the microbiome world by way of fungal chemogenomics with technologist and geneticist Dr. Ronald Davis at Stanford and comparative genomics of wild wine yeast at the FAS Center for Systems Biology at Harvard. Prior to joining the Jackson Laboratory, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Oh's research, exploring the complex interactions between the host and its microbes has lead to important implications for the contribution of the microbiome to disease.

 

Kimberly Capone

Head, Microbiome Platform
J&J

Kimberly Capone is a Research Fellow and Lead Microbiologist for Skin Microbiome Research with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. in Skillman, NJ. She received her B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, proceeding to earn her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. As a Research Fellow at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Dr. Capone directs investigations into the human skin microbiome in health and disease, particularly early in life and in individuals with sensitive or inflamed skin.

Kimberly Capone

Head, Microbiome Platform
J&J

Kimberly Capone

Head, Microbiome Platform
J&J

Kimberly Capone is a Research Fellow and Lead Microbiologist for Skin Microbiome Research with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. in Skillman, NJ. She received her B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, proceeding to earn her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. As a Research Fellow at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Dr. Capone directs investigations into the human skin microbiome in health and disease, particularly early in life and in individuals with sensitive or inflamed skin. In the course of her work, Dr. Capone has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and has participated in national and international dermatology conferences. 

 

Dr. Jay Tiesman

Genomics Group Lead
Procter & Gamble

Dr. Jay Tiesman is a Principal Scientist in the Global Biotechnology Division of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is the Genomics Group Leader and a Corporate Technology Entrepreneur – charged with helping to identify novel biotechnology innovations worldwide to address key needs for P&G. Since joining P&G in 1993, he has been actively involved in developing genomics capabilities within the Company. He has been particularly interested in the use of genomics to gain insight into epithelial cell biology.

Dr. Jay Tiesman

Genomics Group Lead
Procter & Gamble

Dr. Jay Tiesman

Genomics Group Lead
Procter & Gamble

Dr. Jay Tiesman is a Principal Scientist in the Global Biotechnology Division of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is the Genomics Group Leader and a Corporate Technology Entrepreneur – charged with helping to identify novel biotechnology innovations worldwide to address key needs for P&G. Since joining P&G in 1993, he has been actively involved in developing genomics capabilities within the Company. He has been particularly interested in the use of genomics to gain insight into epithelial cell biology.

Before joining P&G, he completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Charlie Hart at ZymoGenetics, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. At ZymoGenetics, he pursued research in the field of growth factor signal transduction associated with wound healing and tissue remodeling. 

He obtained his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. In Omaha, he worked in the Laboratory of Dr. Angie Rizzino at the Eppley Cancer Institute, delineating the roles and impact of growth factors on embryonic development.

Before joining Dr. Rizzino, he obtained Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology at Creighton University in Omaha. Dr. Tiesman was an early adopter of microarray technology, having worked in the field since 1997. He is an acknowledged microarray expert and has published over 35 articles, two of which have earned “Publication of the Year” honors.

He also speaks extensively at international meetings on the topic of microarray experimental design and is listed on over 85 presentations. He collaborates extensively with scientists in academia and the biotechnology industry and is a member of several academic/governmental/industrial organizations, including the Association of Biomedical Resource Facilities Microarray Research Group (ABRF-MARG), the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID); as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of NuGEN Technologies, Inc.

 

Stefanie Tang

EI & P Dermatology
Bayer

Stefanie Tang

EI & P Dermatology
Bayer

Stefanie Tang

EI & P Dermatology
Bayer
 

Sam Samaras

Vice President : Science & Technology, Beauty & Personal Care & Vice President : Clinicals
Unilever

Sam Samaras

Vice President : Science & Technology, Beauty & Personal Care & Vice President : Clinicals
Unilever

Sam Samaras

Vice President : Science & Technology, Beauty & Personal Care & Vice President : Clinicals
Unilever
 

Audrey Gueniche Ph.D

Senior Clinical Expert
L'Oréal

Audrey GUENICHE obtained her Pharmacist degree and her PhD degree in skin biology more than 23 years ago. She is an expert on immunology and microbiology. Her main expertise is on skin topical treatment and food supplement for skin and hair health, especially using probiotics, natural extract and bacterial extracts. She is currently a senior clinical expert in LOREAL RESEARCH. She has a complete experience from the actives through vitro evaluations/ preclinical studies to clinical trials.

Audrey Gueniche Ph.D

Senior Clinical Expert
L'Oréal

Audrey Gueniche Ph.D

Senior Clinical Expert
L'Oréal

Audrey GUENICHE obtained her Pharmacist degree and her PhD degree in skin biology more than 23 years ago. She is an expert on immunology and microbiology. Her main expertise is on skin topical treatment and food supplement for skin and hair health, especially using probiotics, natural extract and bacterial extracts. She is currently a senior clinical expert in LOREAL RESEARCH. She has a complete experience from the actives through vitro evaluations/ preclinical studies to clinical trials. Her passion is to always reinvent evaluation and find new fields of area in term of actives to promote. 

She has published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 5 chapters in books, 2 specials issues in journal where she was the invited editor. She presented in over 80 international congresses and additionally she was personally invited to give more than 35 keynote lectures.

 

Skyler Stein

Glad Skin

Skyler Stein

Glad Skin

Skyler Stein

Glad Skin
 

Anneleen Cornelissen

Head of Microbiology
Lysando

Anneleen Cornelissen

Head of Microbiology
Lysando

Anneleen Cornelissen

Head of Microbiology
Lysando
 

Momo Vuyisich

Founder and Chief Science Officer
Viome

Momo Vuyisich

Founder and Chief Science Officer
Viome

Momo Vuyisich

Founder and Chief Science Officer
Viome
 

Steven Rosenfeld

CEO
Columbia SkinCare

Steven Rosenfeld

CEO
Columbia SkinCare

Steven Rosenfeld

CEO
Columbia SkinCare
 

Dr Whitney Bowe

Dermatologist and Media Expert
Advanced Dermatology

Renowned New York-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe is committed to achieving and maintaining the health and radiance of her patients’ skin. One of the most in-demand dermatologists in the country, Dr. Bowe specializes in skin rejuvenation, laser dermatology, and the link between nutrition and skincare.

Dr Whitney Bowe

Dermatologist and Media Expert
Advanced Dermatology

Dr Whitney Bowe

Dermatologist and Media Expert
Advanced Dermatology

Renowned New York-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe is committed to achieving and maintaining the health and radiance of her patients’ skin. One of the most in-demand dermatologists in the country, Dr. Bowe specializes in skin rejuvenation, laser dermatology, and the link between nutrition and skincare. Her work has earned the attention of top media outlets, netting her invitations to lend her expertise on programs like Good Morning AmericaThe Rachael Ray ShowThe Doctors, and Dr. Oz, and publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ALLURE and INSTYLE.

Dr. Bowe attended Yale University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Upon graduation, she was named a 21st Century Gamble Scholar and was awarded a full scholarship to study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated top of her class. 

 

Dr. Nick Monsul

CEO & Co-Founder
Quorum Innovations
Dr. Monsul was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Drexel University. He completed his medical degree at Hahnemann University, Drexel University College of Medicine. His ophthalmology residency at Yale University was followed by fellowship programs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Wilmer Eye Institute and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He moved to Florida in 2003. Throughout his career and education, he has been involved in basic science research with a particular interested in neural regeneration and neuronal cell death. In addition to his roles at Quorum Innovations where he is actively involved in the research program, he is a surgeon with a busy practice in the Hawthorne Clinic and Research Center.

Dr. Nick Monsul

CEO & Co-Founder
Quorum Innovations

Dr. Nick Monsul

CEO & Co-Founder
Quorum Innovations

Dr. Monsul was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Drexel University.  He completed his medical degree at Hahnemann University, Drexel University College of Medicine.  His ophthalmology residency at Yale University was followed by fellowship programs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Wilmer Eye Institute and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.  He moved to Florida in 2003.  Throughout his career and education, he has been involved in basic science research with a particular interested in neural regeneration and neuronal cell death.  In addition to his roles at Quorum Innovations where he is actively involved in the research program, he is a surgeon with a busy practice in the Hawthorne Clinic and Research Center.

 

Paul Ryan

Chief Business Development Officer
Labskin

Paul Ryan joined the Integumen PLC team as Chief Sales Officer in July 2019. Paul is responsible for Labskin operations and sales while feeding into and off plc synergies.

Paul Ryan

Chief Business Development Officer
Labskin

Paul Ryan

Chief Business Development Officer
Labskin

Paul Ryan joined the Integumen PLC team as Chief Sales Officer in July 2019. Paul is responsible for Labskin operations and sales while feeding into and off plc synergies.

Formerly Head of New Business Development at 8 West Consulting (www.8west.ie) since Jan 2015, where he was responsible for new business development for their 220+ personnel operation, selling to global customers, including Anthem Inc., a US Fortune 50 health insurance company, Estee Lauder and Avon. Paul's key strength is driving sales through alliances and partnerships, with companies such as Microsoft, Dell and Sony, all of whom work with 8 West.

Earlier roles include VP Sales for LeT Systems, a Irish software company with global customers (USA, UK, Asia) in electrical utilities, where he was responsible for sales and partnerships with Siemens, SAP, Accenture, IBM and others. Earlier in his career Paul was Managing Director of Envision Marketing Consultants Ltd., a full service research and consulting practice and an approved consultancy provider under all Irish government agencies and semi-state agencies.

Paul was Sales & Marketing Manager of ERA-Maptec Ltd., Dublin, a campus technology company spun out from Trinity College Dublin.  The company works in natural resource/satellite mapping technologies, serving international mineral exploration, land use and cartographic publishing markets.

 

Mingxun Wang

CEO
Ometa Labs

Mingxun Wang

CEO
Ometa Labs

Mingxun Wang

CEO
Ometa Labs
 

Seth Crosby

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Washington University

Seth Crosby

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Washington University

Seth Crosby

Assistant Professor of Genetics
Washington University
 

Marie Drago

Founder
Gallinée

Marie Drago is a Doctor in Pharmacy and the founder of Gallinee. Launched in 2016 in London, the brand has been caring for the skin and its microbiome though innovative products across a number of categories.

Marie Drago

Founder
Gallinée

Marie Drago

Founder
Gallinée

Marie Drago is a Doctor in Pharmacy and the founder of Gallinee. Launched in 2016 in London, the brand has been caring for the skin and its microbiome though innovative products across a number of categories.

 

Ronie Schmelz

Counsel
Tucker Ellis LLP

Ronie Schmelz

Counsel
Tucker Ellis LLP

Ronie Schmelz

Counsel
Tucker Ellis LLP
 

Jennifer Stansbury

Co-founder
The Benchmarking Company

Jennifer Stansbury

Co-founder
The Benchmarking Company

Jennifer Stansbury

Co-founder
The Benchmarking Company

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Join over 200 key opinion leaders and 25+ expert speakers from the likes of L'Oreal, P&G, Gallinee, LabSkin, and Advanced Dermatology. Microbiome Connect: Skin has dedicated content to translate the latest skin microbiome data and market analysis into beauty and personal care products. 

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Courtyard Boston Downtown welcomes you to the birthplace of the American Revolution where they boast an eclectic blend of historic charm and modern technology.

Set in the Theater District near Chinatown, on land once owned by a participant in the Boston Tea Party, the boutique hotel began as Boston Lodge No. 10, later renamed The Hotel Bradford. The renovations have restored the interior to the opulence and glamour of its 1920s design.

Enjoy valet parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout our boutique hotel, along with a fitness center and superb on-site dining at Post No. 10. The hotel rooms and suites, many with city views, boast plush bedding and spa-like bathrooms with walk-in showers.

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