Entries by Anusha Gandhi

Banff Keystone Symposia on Gut Microbiota: Day One Summary

Gut microbiota researchers from across the globe gathered in Banff, Canada for two joint conferences: (1) “Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota for Metabolic Health” and (2) “Microbiome, Host Resistance and Disease”. On day one of the conference—March 5, 2018—all sessions were held concurrently. For several human diseases, observed differences in gut microbiota composition between disease…

Microbiome Insights sponsors inaugural Microbiome Human Nutrition Summit in Boston

Microbiome Insights Inc. was an exhibitor and sponsor for the first Microbiome Human Nutrition Summit, held Nov. 15-16, 2017 in Boston. The event was focused on helping prebiotic, probiotic, food, and pharmaceutical manufacturers translate microbiome research into next-generation food and nutrition products that improve human health. The conference covered a wide range of topics in…

At Understand Your Genome event, Microbiome Insights participates in latest discussions on genome sequencing for disease prediction and prevention

Microbiome Insights Inc. was an exhibitor and sponsor at the third annual Boston Understand Your Genome conference, held on Nov. 14, 2017. The all-day event centered on the progress and promise of genomic medicine and the issues regarding sequencing the genomes of healthy individuals for disease prediction and prevention. The conference topics included sequencing and…

From the human genome to the human microbiome: Toward clinical applications

Genetics versus Genomics In 1991 the Human Genome Project—a collaborative effort to map the whole human genome—was established. A 5-year plan was put in place addressing the initial framework for the efforts including reliable testing methods, validated protocols, and milestones along the way. This marked a different path from previous studies of genetics—that is, the…

Microbiome Insights recognized in BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Growth shows demand for capitalizing on potential of microbiome

October 4, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As researchers and companies around the world increasingly recognize the importance of the microbiome, they face a critical gap in expertise, according to one Vancouver biotechnology startup. Microbiome Insights, Inc., which conducts testing and bioinformatics on microbial communities for applications ranging from human health and disease to beauty products…

Microbiome Research: Don’t Forget The Fungi

Microbial Interactions In Living Systems The emerging field of the microbiome is in pursuit of understanding the microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions that occur in virtually all living systems. This includes interactions critical to plant and animal health. The fundamental question is: What role(s) do the microbes and their functions play in broader systems? Advancements in…

Microbiome Insights’ co-founders participate in Personalized Medicine Initiative webinar

MARCH 29, 2017 – Two of Microbiome Insights’ co-founders, CEO Malcolm Kendall and Dr. Bill Mohn, were key speakers this week in a webinar organized by British Columbia’s Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI). The webinar, open to participants across North America, focused on how microbiome research will contribute to personalized medicine as our knowledge advances. “Microbiome…

Microbiome Insights Tops BC’s 2017 Life Science Emerging Rocket List

MARCH 3, 2017 – After becoming one of nine companies included on the 2017 Life Science Emerging Rocket List in British Columbia, Microbiome Insights has been honoured with the program’s Ready to Rocket award in the Life Science division. The award is part of the Ready to Rocket business recognition program in British Columbia’s tech…