Bugs, Drugs & Beyond: Targeting the Microbiome to Transform Healthcare

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JLABS TEXAS EVENT Program Overview:
The microbiome represents a dramatically new frontier in medicine, providing a vast array of potential targets and mechanisms through which we may harness the body’s naturally-occurring responses to treat disease and maintain health. Join the Janssen Human Microbiome Institute and JLABS @ TMC for a one-day forum to explore the ways in which innovators from Houston and beyond are harness the human microbiome and advancing novel therapeutics, diagnostics and other health products. During this event, we’ll hear from entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and biotech and pharma companies about a variety of product development approaches and the organizations pursuing them.

Interactive sessions will highlight:

  • Challenges in advancing to market, from IP protection to commercialization
  • Potential solutions and pathways currently being pursued across the field
  • Opportunities for collaboration


10:45 AM | Networking Break

8:45 AM | Registration Opens
9:00 AM | Program Begins
9:00 AM | Big Pharma's Gut Feeling on the Human Micorbiome:
  - Exploring the spectrum of Microbiome-based Therapeutics
10:00 AM | Insights from the Front Lines of Microbiome Innovation
11:15 AM | From Regulatory to Commercialization:
  - Breaking down barriers to Microbiome Progress
12:30 PM | Networking Lunch 1:30 PM | Microbiome Gallery Walk   - Take a tour throughout some of the most exciting micorbiome innovation
2:30 PM | Networking Break 2:45 PM | Pitch Your Microbiome Pitch Slams

Dirk Gevers | Global Head, Janssen Human Microbiome Institute, Janssen R&D read bio»

$35 | General Public
$20 | Student/Academic
$45 | At the door

John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J
Houston, TX 77021

Parking Information:
Please park in the self parking areas of the McGovern Campus. Grab a Token at the gate and bring it to the event space. We encourage carpooling and using the TMC shuttles.

Speakers Biographies:

Anders Brunmark Dirk Gevers, Ph.D. | Global Head, Janssen Human Microbiome Institute
?Dirk Gevers, Ph.D., is Global Head of the Janssen Human Microbiome Institute (JHMI), where he leads efforts to expand scientific understanding and capabilities in this emerging area of science. Previously, Dirk was Senior Group Leader of Microbial Systems and Communities at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, serving as a scientific liaison among various organizational components, including the institute’s data generation platforms and both clinical and analytical collaborators on microbiome-related projects. Dirk’s research included the characterization of the microbial imbalance associated with diseases such as Crohn’s disease, type 1 diabetes and colorectal cancer. He was also involved with the National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project, holding a leading role in the Data Analysis Working Group. Dirk received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Ghent University (UGent), Belgium, and completed postdoctoral training at UGent and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in bioinformatics, comparative and evolutionary genome analysis and microbial ecology.