Washington, DC 

April 13-14, 2022 


Arrowhead Publishers is pleased to announce the return of the 7th Annual Translational Microbiome Conference – live and in-person, on April 13-14, 2022 in Washington DC. The Translational Microbiome Conference was the first microbiome conference in the field to focus exclusively on the hurdles and challenges to commercial success in the space and continues to expand on that mission yearly, bringing well considered and curated content to a diverse audience at an affordable price.


It goes without saying that 2020 has been a remarkable challenge for us all – both personal and professional – and we are eager to see these challenging times in our rear view. While Arrowhead was able to quickly pivot and bring useful and insightful content to its online audience in 2020, we look forward to seeing everyone in-person again in a new year and a new venue in Washington, DC.


About the Conference

Once again, the conference will bring together the leading microbiome companies working to successfully commercialize microbiome-based diagnostics, therapeutics, adjunct therapies and direct-to-consumer services and products across a range of therapeutic areas, from gut to skin and beyond. Expanding on this core focus year on year, we continue to offer panels sponsored and directed by industry to focus on your concerns and tightly curated content that goes beyond the usual infomercials to provide tangible and useful insights to how your peers are addressing their commercial approach to the space.


Entering its 7th year in 2022, the meeting will continue to focus and build on the challenges and hurdles that companies working in the microbiome space will have to recognize and navigate in order to successfully commercialize their products. With a broad focus spanning multiple disease states (oncology, dermatology, inflammatory disorders, among others) attendees will have the opportunity to hear the leading companies discuss the work they have underway and how they are meeting these challenges head-on to apply recent discoveries to a variety of disease processes, restoration of health and improved outcomes.


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Why Attend?

  • Partnering Software & Meetings

  • Easily schedule meetings with our partnering system in order to maximize your time at the event. Schedule one-to-one meetings in advance and stay connected after the event.
  • Industry-Leading Speaking Faculty

  • Our tightly curated content provides tangible and useful insights to how your peers are addressing their scientific, clinical and commercial approach to the space.
  • Network With Industry Colleagues

  • One-to-One meeting space, breakfasts, extended breaks, luncheons and receptions provide attendees with multiple opportunities to connect with colleagues in the space.
  • 20+ Exhibitors/Service Providers

  • Meet with and/or re-connect with exhibitors and service providers and learn about the latest tools and resources driving the field of microbiome science.

2018 Speakers


Conference Chair

Mollie Roth, J.D.

Executive Director
The Microbiome Coalition (TMBC)


Speaking Faculty

  • Chris Mason, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Paul Giannasca, Ph.D.

  • Global Scientific Lead, GI Health
  • Nestle Health Science

  • Ingmar Claes, Ph.D.

  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Yun Probiotherapy


  • Chris Shibutani, MD

  • Managing Director, Healthcare-Biotechnology, Sr. Research Analyst
  • Cowen, Inc.

  • Bryan Barnhart, Ph.D.

  • Senior Director, Immuno-Oncology
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb


  • Ricky Sun, Ph.D.

  • Principal
  • Bain Capital Life Sciences


  • Jeff Stevens

  • Vice President, Growth Strategy & Operations
  • PureTech Health


  • Lily Ting, Ph.D.

  • Associate
  • PureTech Health

  • Peter Christey, Ph.D.

  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT)


  • Olga Danilchanka, Ph.D.

  • Microbiome Lead, Exploratory Science Center
  • Merck


  • David Kyle, Ph.D.

  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Evolve Biosystems


  • Mark Smith, Ph.D.

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Finch Therapeutics


  • Jillian DeWalt

  • Co-Founder, Head of NGS and Discovery Lab
  • Solarea Bio


  • Bernat Olle, Ph.D.

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Vedanta Biosciences


  • Jeffrey Solomon

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Cowen, Inc.


  • Elliot Friedman, Ph.D.

  • Sr. Research Investigator, Division of Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania


  • Dirk Gevers, Ph.D.

  • Global Head, Janssen Human Microbiome Institute
  • Janssen Research and Development


  • Marc Guell, Ph.D.

  • Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director
  • S Biomedic


  • Dario Gutierrez, Ph.D.

  • Immuno-Biology Lead
  • Merck Exploratory Science Center


  • Denise Kelley, Ph.D.

  • Investment Advisor
  • Seventure Partners


  • Nur A. Hasan, Ph.D.

  • Vice President, Head of Research and Development
  • Cosmos ID


  • Travis Whitfill, Ph.D.

  • Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer
  • Azitra


  • Julia Oh, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Jackson Laboratory


  • Briana Benton

  • Technical Manager
  • American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)


  • David Beno, Ph.D.

  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Xeno Biosciences


  • Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D.

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Whole Biome


  • Bernadette Janas, Ph.D.

  • Global Medical Affairs Lead
  • Nestle Health Science


  • David Resnick, JD

  • Partner
  • Nixon Peabody LLP


  • Stephen Barrie, MD, Ph.D.

  • Chief Business Development Officer
  • Viome


  • Barbara Rehermann, MD

  • Sr. Investigator, Immunology Section, Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK
  • National Institutes of Health


  • Stephan Rosshart, MD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology Section, Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK
  • National Institutes of Health


  • Craig Franklin, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • University of Missouri


  • Arne Materna, Ph.D.

  • Vice President Products
  • Cosmos ID


  • Assaf Oron

  • Chief Business Officer
  • BiomX


  • Pinaki Panigrahi, MD, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health


  • Adham Alijahmi

  • CEO and Co-Founder
  • Blue Turtle Bio


  • Kashef Qaadri

  • VP of Marketing
  • One Codex


  • Mark Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

  • Partner
  • Nixon Peabody LLP


  • Alex Kostic, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School


  • Jonathan Scheiman, Ph.D.

  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Fitbiomics


  • Aaron Del Duca

  • Vice President, Technology, Head, Microbiome Business Unit
  • DNA Genotek


  • Marian Nakada, Ph.D.

  • Vice President, Venture Investments
  • Johnson & Johnson Innovation


  • Tonya Ward, Ph.D.

  • Sr. Research Scientist
  • CoreBiome


  • Robin Temmerman, Ph.D.

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chrisal N.V.


  • Maciej Chichlowski, Ph.D.

  • Principal Scientist
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition


  • Mat Franken

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Aunt Fannies


  • Take Ogawa

  • Director, Business Development
  • Second Genome


  • Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.

  • Translational Scientist, Computational & Analytics Support
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center


  • Aaron Ericsson, DVM, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Director, Missouri University Metagenomics Center
  • University of Missouri


  • Gang Fang, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


  • Morten Isaksen, Ph.D.

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Bio-Me AS


  • Alexander Maue, Ph.D.

  • Director, Microbiome Products and Services
  • Taconic Biosciences


  • John Howell

  • Industry Technology Specialist HHC
  • Novozymes


  • Joe Rubino

  • Research and Development Director
  • Reckitt Benckiser


  • Edward Burd, Ph.D.

  • Head of Regulatory Affairs
  • Rebiotix


  • Bill Shannon, Ph.D., MBA

  • President and Founder
  • Biorankings


  • Philip Strandwitz, Ph.D.

  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Holobiome


  • Tim Morck, Ph.D.

  • President
  • Spectrum Nutrition


  • Rachid Ounit, Ph.D.

  • Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
  • Biotia


  • Erin Tesch

  • Senior VP and Managing Director
  • TSG Consulting


  • Nancy Caralla

  • Executive Director
  • C Diff Foundation


  • Robert Orenstein, DO

  • Chair, Division of Infectious Disease
  • Mayo Clinic


  • Stefan Jennewein, Ph.D.

  • Managing Director
  • Jennewein Biotechnologie


  • Erik Dubberke, MD, MSPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Section of Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • Craig Thomson

  • Partner
  • HGF Ltd.


  • Allan Cohen, JD

  • Partner
  • Nixon Peabody


The team put on a wonderful virtual conference, despite the tough times caused by Covid-19. The topics of discussion ranged from basic research to clinical interventions and treatment of disease like... Read More

Conference Attendee

Arrowhead's Annual Translational Microbiome Conference is a must for all professionals engaged in microbiome reseach. The content is full of the latest learning and practices from world-class... Read More

Conference Attendee

The Translational Microbiome Conference was well organized. The topics covered were interesting and thought-provoking

Conference Attendee

I work on oral microbiome but it was a a great way to learn strategies for going from disease, to microbiome at a site, to mechanism of disease and treatment

Conference Attendee

Very well organized conference in these difficult times

Conference Attendee

Great conference, high-quality talks. Congrats on organizing such an event!

Conference Attendee
Computational Biologist , Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

It was a fantastic conference, and I truly got a lot out of hearing from and speaking with the diverse range of speakers and attendees. It’s really a great event and I’m glad to have been a part... Read More

Elliot Friedman
Technical Director, PennCHOP Microbiome Program , University of Pennsylvania

An excellent meeting where the excitement and challenges in microbiome research are presented. Well balanced in translational microbiome research, ethical issues, and investment opportunities and... Read More

Seyoum Ayehunie
VP of Immunological Systems , Mattek

A great diversity of subjects and depths were covered so both experts and new-comers had sessions they could gain insights from. The mix of subjects brings the field together and helps build the... Read More

Dale Pfost
CEO , Microbiome Therapeutics

This is an excellent conference to get updated in the field and at the same time connect with other players in this exciting field.

Morten Isaksen
CEO , Bio-Me

It’s the perfect blend of science and industry. A diverse and amazing group of people in one of the fastest-growing and most promising fields.

Stephen Skolnick
Founder , Mood Nutraceuticals

This is my third year attending the conference and it gets better every year. The diverse topics, great speakers, with latest research findings and targeted workshops and panel discussion. Would... Read More

Ying Chen
Research & Development Manager , Reckitt Benckiser

My second experience with such a meeting, but night and day difference! Very informative and of high standard

Pinaki Panigrahi
Professor , University of Nebraska Medical Center

An excellent meeting where the excitement and challenges in microbiome research are presented. Well balanced in translational microbiome research, ethical issues, and investment opportunities and... Read More

Seyoum Ayehunie
Vice President of Immunological Systems , Mattek

Great mix of microbiomics science, pharmaceutical development and networking

Tarik Alhmaud
Physician , University of New Mexico

For someone with a nascent interest in the microbiome, this conference has been an extremely transformative experience

Dalton Price
Founder and Executive Director , YouResearch

Very well organized and focused group

Gerardo Toledo

The conference was educational both in terms of exposing me to the current microbiome-related science as well as the several aspects of running a business in this field

Sneha Jani
Ph.D. Student , Texas A&M University

Overall, it was a great conference. As a student, some of the business discussions were above my head, but I had a really great experience

Anand Kumar
PostDoc , Los Alamos National Lab

Overall, it was a great conference. As a student, some of the business discussions were above my head, but I had a really great experience

Conference Attendee

This conference gave me a flavor of where the field is

Conference Attendee

I'm a Research Associate at a startup and was able to gather lots of information that will inform establishment of our NGS core

Conference Attendee

A great immersion into the microbiome space with competent speakers and engaging attendees

Conference Attendee

Good mix of topics and speakers

Conference Attendee

Broad spectrum, background for profound understanding

Conference Attendee

Liked the diversity of presenters and attendees, presentation length was good and well-run

Conference Attendee

Really appreciated the equity and range in gender, expertise, and age of speakers

Conference Attendee

Great representation of topics and perspectives

Conference Attendee

Developed a number of new relationships

Conference Attendee

Diverse audience and speakers—scientist and business aspects

Conference Attendee

Very informative and exciting conference, learned a lot and fostered new ideas. Really glad I came!

Conference Attendee

Great panel, great speakers, crowd was ideal size

Conference Attendee

Who Should Attend


Academic Institutions, Biopharma Companies, Diagnostics Companies and Investors


Healthcare Professionals, Physicians, Clinical Development Professionals, Biopharma Business Leaders, Researchers, Professors

Job Titles:

VPs, Directors, Heads, Scientists, Professors in following areas: 

  • Microbiome / Microbiota basic research

  • NGS (Next Generation Sequencing)

  • Molecular Diagnostics

  • Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Metabolic disease, Obesity, Diabetes

  • Genotyping

  • Genomics

  • Genomic Profiling

  • Biomarkers

  • Immunology Innate or Adaptive Immunity

  • Bioinformatics

  • Data Management

  • Data Analysis

  • Molecular Biology

  • Diagnostic & Clinical Applications

  • Prenantal Diagnostics

  • Vaccines

  • Microbiology

  • Food / Nutrition Science

  • Gut-Brain Axis Researchers

  • Venture Capitalists

  • Biotech Entrepreneurs

  • Academic Licensing or Tech Transfer Officers

  • Business Development / In-Licensing

  • FDA regulation

  • Clinical trials

  • Epigenetics

  • Metagenomics

  • High-Throughput Technologies

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Storage

  • Cloud Computing

  • Statistical Genomics

About Us

Our events give attendees a conference experience that encompasses learning, networking and professional growth. We strive to facilitate connections. At our events, attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors have opportunities to network and then to utilize those connections to further their professional goals. At Arrowhead Publishers, our focus is on bringing life sciences industry professionals together to help move research forward. Learn more about us at www.arrowheadpublishers.com.

Contact Us

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