Event │ Microbiome R&D Business Collaboration Forum
4th Probiotics Congress
Probiotic & Prebiotic Ingredients, Formulation and manufacturing
Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress
October 29, 2019 – October 30, 2019
San Diego, CA
Visit us at booth 27!
Kirk Beebe, Ph.D., Senior Director, Discovery and Translational Sciences, Metabolon, Inc.
Small Molecules at the Intersection of Health and Microbiota
The gastrointestinal tract of mammals is colonized by a complex microbial community. These intestinal microorganisms provide key functions including digestion and fermentation of non-digestible polysaccharides and proteins, modification of bile salt, synthesis of vitamins, stimulation of immune function, and prevention of colonization by exogenously introduced microorganisms. These microbes have co-evolved with us for thousands of years and are closely linked to many aspects of human health. But, in most cases, the complex influences of microbiota on our health are not yet functionally understood. Metabolites serve as a language that mediates cross-species relationships and Metabolon’s unbiased global metabolomics approach provides a great tool to decipher the complex biological story. This talk will cover how one can best leverage this technology to address their microbiome research questions as supported by case studies.