Microbiome Oral USA 2021

Microbiome Connect: Where innovation meets industry

Driving the latest oral microbiome research, innovation, and associated health and disease

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Courtyard by Marriott, Boston Downtown Boutique Hotel
17-18 November, 2021

“This event is a unique gathering of individuals from academia and industry who are collaborating to advance microbiome science. Kisaco has gone out of their way to include speakers and perspectives not found elsewhere. I look forward to attending again.”

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Why Attend

This is the first-ever event solely dedicated to the oral microbiome. At Microbiome Connect: Oral, attendees will learn the latest scientific & academic research on the role that the microbes in your mouth have on human health and disease with leading academics such as Marcelo Freire, Associate Professor J. Craig Venter Institute, Purnima Kumar, Professor, Ohio State University, and many more.

The event will delve into study details of periodontal & systematic disease, caries, pre-and-pro biotics, personalized oral care diseases, and arginine's role on the oral microbiome with Dr Maria Ryan, Chief Clinical Officer at Colgate-Palmolive.

Meet innovative start-ups like Danny Grannick, CEO & Founder of Bristle Health, Brian Klein, BrickBuild Therapeutics and Mark Burhene, Ask The Dentist, who are driving cutting-edge research and technological product advancements in oral care.

Whether it's finding a new funding lead for your oral microbiology research, connecting with the industry for oral-related product propositions, or perhaps you are just interested in learning more about the oral microbiome. If you are responsible or involved in oral health, this is for you.

130
Attendees
25
Speakers
10
Sponsors

Who Will Be There

70%
Academics
10%
Big Corp / Pharma
10%
BioTechs / Oral MB Start-Ups
10%
Vendors (CDMOs & sequencers)

Academics

Big Corp / Pharma

BioTechs / Oral MB Start-Ups

Vendors (CDMOs & sequencers)

browse our leading microbiome speakers

 

Marcelo Freire

Associate Professor
J. Craig Venter Institute

Marcelo Freire

Associate Professor
J. Craig Venter Institute

Marcelo Freire

Associate Professor
J. Craig Venter Institute
 

Jens Kreth

Professor of Restorative Dentistry
School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University

Jens Kreth

Professor of Restorative Dentistry
School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University

Jens Kreth

Professor of Restorative Dentistry
School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University
 

Purnima Kumar

Professor
Ohio State University

Purnima Kumar

Professor
Ohio State University

Purnima Kumar

Professor
Ohio State University
 

Dr. Maria Ryan

VP and Chief Clinical Office
Colgate-Palmolive

Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, Ph.D. is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at the Colgate-Palmolive Company where she provides oversight and leadership to dental and dermal clinical organizations, knowledge management, scientific communications, biosolutions, and methods development teams.

Dr. Ryan previously served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University where she was actively involved in teaching, clinical practice, and research.

Dr. Maria Ryan

VP and Chief Clinical Office
Colgate-Palmolive

Dr. Maria Ryan

VP and Chief Clinical Office
Colgate-Palmolive

Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, Ph.D. is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at the Colgate-Palmolive Company where she provides oversight and leadership to dental and dermal clinical organizations, knowledge management, scientific communications, biosolutions, and methods development teams.

Dr. Ryan previously served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University where she was actively involved in teaching, clinical practice, and research.

She is the Past President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and has served on many academic and foundation boards.

Dr. Ryan has received numerous awards including NIH National Research Service Awards and a Physician-Scientist Award. She was the recipient of the New Dentist Leadership Award from the Dental Society of the State of New York and received an achievement award from the American Dental Association. Dr. Ryan was the first recipient of the Victress Health Award which she received in Berlin, Germany in 2010 to recognize her educational and research efforts in the area of women’s health.

Dr. Ryan is a Distinguished Alumnus of Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine and was a Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Ryan is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author who has appeared on multiple media outlets to discuss the role of the dental professional in the provision of optimal overall health care.

 

Ana Duran-Pinedo

Research Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Ana Duran-Pinedo

Research Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Ana Duran-Pinedo

Research Assistant Professor
University of Florida
 

Dana Graves

Professor, Vice Dean
Penn Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dana Graves

Professor, Vice Dean
Penn Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dana Graves

Professor, Vice Dean
Penn Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 

Mircea Podar

Distinguished Staff Scientist and Leader of the Systems Genetics Group in the Biosciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mircea Podar

Distinguished Staff Scientist and Leader of the Systems Genetics Group in the Biosciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mircea Podar

Distinguished Staff Scientist and Leader of the Systems Genetics Group in the Biosciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 

George Chen

Director of Bioinformatics Core Associate Scientist
The Forsyth Institute

George Chen

Director of Bioinformatics Core Associate Scientist
The Forsyth Institute

George Chen

Director of Bioinformatics Core Associate Scientist
The Forsyth Institute
 

Katrine Whiteson (VIRTUAL)

Associate Director
UCI Microbiome Initiative, University of California

Katrine Whiteson (VIRTUAL)

Associate Director
UCI Microbiome Initiative, University of California

Katrine Whiteson (VIRTUAL)

Associate Director
UCI Microbiome Initiative, University of California
 

Yvonne Kapila

Professor, Chair Division of Periodontology
Department of Orofacial Sciences, University of California San Francisco

Yvonne Kapila

Professor, Chair Division of Periodontology
Department of Orofacial Sciences, University of California San Francisco

Yvonne Kapila

Professor, Chair Division of Periodontology
Department of Orofacial Sciences, University of California San Francisco
 

Jorge Frias-Lopez

Associate Professor
Oral Division, University of Florida

Jorge Frias-Lopez

Associate Professor
Oral Division, University of Florida

Jorge Frias-Lopez

Associate Professor
Oral Division, University of Florida
 

Braden Tierney

PhD, Biologocal & Biomedical Sciences
Harvard Medical School

Braden Tierney

PhD, Biologocal & Biomedical Sciences
Harvard Medical School

Braden Tierney

PhD, Biologocal & Biomedical Sciences
Harvard Medical School
 

Gill Diamond

Professor
Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Gill Diamond

Professor
Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Gill Diamond

Professor
Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Dentistry
 

Maria Dzunkova

Researcher
Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Valencia

Maria Dzunkova

Researcher
Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Valencia

Maria Dzunkova

Researcher
Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Valencia
 

Nezar Al-hebshi

Associate Professor
Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University

Nezar Al-hebshi

Associate Professor
Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University

Nezar Al-hebshi

Associate Professor
Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University
 

Brian Klein

Co-Founder & CEO
BrickBuilt Therapeutics

Brian Klein

Co-Founder & CEO
BrickBuilt Therapeutics

Brian Klein

Co-Founder & CEO
BrickBuilt Therapeutics
 

LaTonya Kilpatrick

Worldwide Director of Technology, Early Research Oral Care, Devices, and Clinical Methods Development
Colgate Palmolive Co

LaTonya Kilpatrick-Liverman leads the Early Research Oral Care, Devices, and Clinical Methods group at Colgate Palmolive Co.  She and her Team are responsible for exploring current and emerging technologies in biological and related interdisciplinary sciences to assess wellness states and develop targeted and personalized solutions to improve overall health.  Her Team is also responsible for developing advanced therapies and devices to prevent disease and improve and monitor health.

LaTonya Kilpatrick

Worldwide Director of Technology, Early Research Oral Care, Devices, and Clinical Methods Development
Colgate Palmolive Co

LaTonya Kilpatrick

Worldwide Director of Technology, Early Research Oral Care, Devices, and Clinical Methods Development
Colgate Palmolive Co

LaTonya Kilpatrick-Liverman leads the Early Research Oral Care, Devices, and Clinical Methods group at Colgate Palmolive Co.  She and her Team are responsible for exploring current and emerging technologies in biological and related interdisciplinary sciences to assess wellness states and develop targeted and personalized solutions to improve overall health.  Her Team is also responsible for developing advanced therapies and devices to prevent disease and improve and monitor health.

LaTonya has over 30 years of experience conducting research in skin and oral biology. She is the author of several patents, book chapters, and journal articles, and has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Industrial Advisory Board at Rutgers University, and on the Biomaterials Symposium Advisory Board at Rutgers University.

LaTonya has volunteered in a number of education based outreach programs sponsored by Colgate Palmolive, the American Chemical Society, and various community groups.  She finds joy leveraging every opportunity to give back and share her experiences.

LaTonya joined the Colgate Piscataway GTC in 1992.  She holds a BA degree in Chemistry from Hampton University and a PhD degree in Chemistry from Princeton University.

 

Mark Burhenne

Founder & CEO
AsktheDentist.com

Mark Burhenne

Founder & CEO
AsktheDentist.com

Mark Burhenne

Founder & CEO
AsktheDentist.com
 

Flavia Teles

Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Flavia Teles

Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Flavia Teles

Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania
 

Dr. Robert Burne (VIRTUAL)

Professor - Department of Oral Biology
University of Florida


Robert A. Burne earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester (UR).

After a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship, he served for 10 years on the faculty of UR’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. He moved to the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) in 2001, where he served as Chair of the Department of Oral Biology for 18 years and as Program Director of UFCD’s NIDCR-funded Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology for over 12 years.

Dr. Robert Burne (VIRTUAL)

Professor - Department of Oral Biology
University of Florida

Dr. Robert Burne (VIRTUAL)

Professor - Department of Oral Biology
University of Florida


Robert A. Burne earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester (UR).

After a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship, he served for 10 years on the faculty of UR’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. He moved to the University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) in 2001, where he served as Chair of the Department of Oral Biology for 18 years and as Program Director of UFCD’s NIDCR-funded Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology for over 12 years.

He is presently a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Oral Biology, after stepping down from his 10-year role as the Associate Dean for Research in 2020, and the Louis and Marge Atkins Endowed Professor.

Dr. Burne’s research is aimed at dissecting molecular mechanisms governing the ability of bacteria that colonize the human oral cavity to modulate gene expression in response to environmental inputs.

He is internationally recognized for his work with Streptococcus mutans and other oral streptococci; making seminal contributions to understanding the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism, stress tolerance, and intercellular communication by oral streptococci.

He has published ~200 peer-reviewed articles on these topics, as well as on the genetics, physiology, and ecology of oral biofilms, and on novel probiotic mechanisms used by beneficial bacteria to promote health in the oral microbiome.

Over 150 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinician-scientists, and international fellows have received training in his laboratory. He received the IADR Gies and IADR Hatton Awards as a Ph.D. student and the IADR’s Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Dental Caries in 2009. Dr. Burne is currently a Fellow and Member-at-Large of the AAAS.

 

Alex Mira (VIRTUAL)

Senior Researcher
Fundación FISABIO

Alex Mira obtained an honour distinction for his BSc in Biology at the University of Alicante, Spain, in 1994. He then obtained a British Council scholarship to do a Master of Science degree at Oxford University (UK) and was the first Spanish student to be awarded a Rhodes scholarship, which allowed him to do his doctorate at Oxford on bacterial genetics, which he finished in 1999.

Alex Mira (VIRTUAL)

Senior Researcher
Fundación FISABIO

Alex Mira (VIRTUAL)

Senior Researcher
Fundación FISABIO

Alex Mira obtained an honour distinction for his BSc in Biology at the University of Alicante, Spain, in 1994. He then obtained a British Council scholarship to do a Master of Science degree at Oxford University (UK) and was the first Spanish student to be awarded a Rhodes scholarship, which allowed him to do his doctorate at Oxford on bacterial genetics, which he finished in 1999.

He then was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to carry out post-doctoral research in the USA in the field of bacterial genomics for 2 and a half years, and a second post-doc at Uppsala University (Sweden) working on microarray technology and bioinformatics.

After 9 years abroad, he returned to Spain with the Ramón y Cajal repatriation program in 2003 and initiated his own research group working on the genomics and metagenomics of oral bacteria.

In 2009, he was awarded the “Jaime Ferran” National Award for Research in Microbiology and he is currently the principal investigator of the Oral Microbiome Laboratory at the CSISP, in Spain, where he has applied metagenomics and next-generation sequencing technology to the study of dental caries, discovering the presence of bacteria which prevent the formation of cavities, as well as to the study of bacteria from breast milk, saliva, and the respiratory tract.

 

Danny Grannick

CEO
Bristle Health

Danny Grannick

CEO
Bristle Health

Danny Grannick

CEO
Bristle Health
 

John Haran

Assistant Professor
UMass Chan Medical School

Dr. John Haran is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Microbiology & Physiological Systems at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester Massachusetts. He is also Clinical director for the Center for Microbiome Research and member of the Program in Microbiome Dynamics at UMass Chan. He graduated from UMass Medical School in 2007 and completed Residency training at Brown University in 2011. He has been at UMass Chan since then, completing his PhD training in Biomedical Sciences in 2018.  

John Haran

Assistant Professor
UMass Chan Medical School

John Haran

Assistant Professor
UMass Chan Medical School

Dr. John Haran is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Microbiology & Physiological Systems at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester Massachusetts. He is also Clinical director for the Center for Microbiome Research and member of the Program in Microbiome Dynamics at UMass Chan. He graduated from UMass Medical School in 2007 and completed Residency training at Brown University in 2011. He has been at UMass Chan since then, completing his PhD training in Biomedical Sciences in 2018.  

 Dr. Haran’s research background has focused on investigations into older adult health and associations with microbiome composition and health outcomes in both nursing home and community-dwelling elders. His earlier work had focused on the microbiome and how dysbiosis can lead to increased risk of bacterial colonization and infection.  

 Dr. Haran’s current National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association funding focuses on the oral and gut microbiomes and the roles they play in the “microbiome-brain axis”. He has published findings demonstrating that the intestinal microbiome of elders with Alzheimer’s disease have a pro-inflammatory dysbiotic pattern that can induce disruption of the intestinal epithelium homeostasis in in vitro models. His current work enrolls and follows older adults, collecting longitudinal cognitive data and microbiome data by whole genome sequencing exploring the hypothesis that the microbiome is the driver of immune system dysfunction leading to neurocognitive decline. 

 Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Haran has been involved in multiple federal and privately funded projects investigating different aspects of this disease. His clinical trial work focused on vaccine, monoclonal antibody, and antiviral trials to prevent or treat COVID-19. He is a leading site in the CDC’s vaccine efficacy surveillance network. His most recent published work describes how an individual’s oral microbiome composition during early infection can predict which patients go on to develop long-COVID. 

 

Bradley Evan

Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Dr Bradley emergency physician and clinical scientist with a focus on the interaction the microbiome and infectious diseases with the goal is of utilizing cutting edge technologies to address relevant clinical questions  that have the highest impact for changing current clinical practice. He is currently engaged in a study of the urinary microbiome to understand microbiome factors that are associated with pathogen colonization and factors that differentiate colonization from active infection.

Bradley Evan

Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Bradley Evan

Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Dr Bradley emergency physician and clinical scientist with a focus on the interaction the microbiome and infectious diseases with the goal is of utilizing cutting edge technologies to address relevant clinical questions  that have the highest impact for changing current clinical practice. He is currently engaged in a study of the urinary microbiome to understand microbiome factors that are associated with pathogen colonization and factors that differentiate colonization from active infection.

Recently his work has shifted to focus on COVID19 with funding through the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The oral microbiome is hypothesized to influence respiratory health, including how the immune system responds to respiratory viral infection such as influenza and the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In ongoing projects, he is investigating the association between the oral microbiome and acute COVID19 as well as the development of persistent symptoms, known as longCOVID.

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You will discover our leading academic speakers and oral-related startups that are driving new products to the market such as:

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We cannot wait to:

  • Understand the root causes of periodontal disease with Professor Jorge Frias-Lopez, Associate Professor, Oral Division at the University of Florida and hear about the links between the Oral Microbiome and cancer from Dr Flavia Teles, Associate Professor at Penn Dental School Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Evaluate the role of arginine on the oral microbiome with Dr Maria Ryan, Chief Clinical Officer at Colgate-Palmolive & leading International Academics Drs Alex Mira & Robert Burnes
  • Hear the ground-breaking academic research with Marcelo Freire, J.Craig Venter Institute, Purnima Kumar, Ohio State University and many more on the role of the oral microbiome on both oral and human health to assist in the progression of product development
  • Meet Nezar Al-hesbshi, Associate Professor at Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University on his development of an index for modelling dysbiosis in order to understand disease states
  • Join an interactive panel of experts, including Danny Grannick, CEO & Founder of Bristle Health, on how best to communicate about & educate the masses on the essential role of the oral microbiome against the backdrop of rising dental health inequality

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