3pm SGT - Probiotics and Beyond: From Personalisation to Artificial Intelligence 

Introduction from our Chair of the Digital Summit, Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief, NutraIngredients-Asia

Day two of the Probiota Asia digital summit begins with a presentation from Evan Hayes,  Managing Director Asia Pacific of Factors Group

Evan will present on: Personalisation and probiotics: Getting by with a little help from your friends 
It takes a village to raise a healthy gut. Advances in technology and understanding of the microbiome have led to developments and innovations in the multi biome. The complex interactions of prebiotics, postbiotics and cross-feeding probiotics, yeasts, synbiotics, scobiotics, fungi and multicellular organisms can lead to personalised new product development and new scientific understanding and opportunities across a range of modalities.

Key Takeaways:

  • The latest advances in research and technology in the microbiome space
  • The major opportunities for personalised probiotics
  • Future-state, product development and innovation
  • The quality and regulatory constraints associated with these opportunities

Evan's presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session with Gary Scattergood

We continue this session with a presentation by Agathe Foussat, Head of Digital Innovation at Danone Nutricia Research

Agathe will present on: Gut health and data: Digital health tools to support new parents and aid precision nutrition
Many parents feel the struggle of taking care of a new baby or toddler and will all they need to know, learn, or remember to make sure they grow well. COVID-19 made it especially hard with the lack of parenting meet-ups and doctor visit that allowed them to connect and be reassured. With new technologies though digital health tools to collect data, we can now access key health parameters such as gut microbiome or nutritional status and support parents with personalised insights on-the-go. In parallel, this is allowing researchers at Danone Nutricia Research to generate scientific evidence to better understand everyone needs and develop strategies for ‘precision nutrition’.

Key Takeaways:

  • Developing understanding on how every parent and every baby is different
  • The benefits of interpreting real time health data around the microbiome and nutritional status thanks to digital tools to make the invisible visible
  • How this understanding can improve precision nutrition strategies

The last presentation of this session is by Richard Beckett, Architect and Lecturer of Bioaugmented Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London on Probiotic Design of Buildings and Cities .

The presentation will discuss design strategies for shaping the indoor microbiome and an outline of the recently completed Niches for Organic Territories in Bio Augmented Design (NOTBAD) project which developed living, probiotic materials for buildings that can reduce the prevalence of AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) microbes on surfaces.

Day will close with a final panel discussion with live Q&A again chaired by Gary Scattergood on Probiotics and Beyond: From Personalisation to Artificial Intelligence .


5pm SGT - Networking - the opportunity to chat to other delegates, schedule one-on-one meetings, visit our sponsor hubs