Eagle Genomics’ Anthony Finbow to Discuss Microbiome Science’s Role in Transforming Food and Nutrition at Food 4 Future in Bilbao
CEO Anthony Finbow to present advances enabled by network science and microbiome knowledge discovery for the future of food and nutrition
CAMBRIDGE, UK – 17 May 2022 – Eagle Genomics, the software business pioneering the application of network science to biology, today announced that its CEO, Anthony Finbow, will be attending this week’s Food 4 Future FoodTech World Summit in Bilbao, Spain from 17-19 May. He will be discussing how network science and microbiome knowledge discovery is driving innovation toward future food health and sustainability within the ‘bio-economy’ - the bio-inspired circular economy that is addressing challenges in areas such as food & nutrition, health as well as the environment. Also in attendance will be recent appointee Dr Artem Khlebnikov, Director of Bioeconomy, Food & Nutrition.
Anthony’s presentation, entitled ‘Networking Microbiome Science’, will explore how recent advances in microbiome research, including the application of network science, are helping companies to develop next-generation approaches to food production and security, as well as agriculture, as more becomes understood about role of microbiomes and microbial ecologies - from soil, to plant, to fork, to gut, to health and beyond.
Anthony will also join a panel discussion on ‘Research & Innovation for Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems.’ The session will discuss systemic issues and explore how best to accelerate high-impact transition pathways to healthy, sustainable food systems which:
(a) Support the food security system of the future to boost consumer confidence, promoting food safety and food quality;
(b) Support the change to more sustainable and healthy diets;
(c) Reduce waste related to the food system; and
(d) Ascribe value to new knowledge about the microbiome of our food system.
Anthony commented: “Food 4 Future is a very important event, and we are excited to have the opportunity to participate and delve deeper into the field’s latest discoveries and developments. This is at a time of increasing awareness and investment of organizations in the microbiome, including its potential scope to sustainably transform food production, nutrition, and consumption for the world’s fast-growing population. We’re hugely proud that our AI-augmented knowledge discovery platform, e[datascientist]™, is at the heart of much of this pioneering work, and we look forward to sharing the latest emerging insights as well as our wider vision for the food industry, which could ultimately help solve the world’s Grand Challenges.”
The EU’s food and food tech ecosystem development has been fueled by the creation of EIT Food that operates out of Bilbao, with multiple programs supporting Food Tech innovation. Eagle Genomics has also been a proud participant of the Rising Food Stars program linking startups with multiple actors and EU partners.
In January 2022, Eagle Genomics announced that it had been selected to participate in the Fast-Track Programme to Barcelona-Catalonia Life Science Hub, Catalonia Trade & Investment’s initiative for UK firms looking to expand to Spanish-speaking markets.