Breath Biopsy Conference 2018

Cambridge, 08 Nov 2018

Date: 08 Nov 2018

Location: Cambridge

Breath Biopsy Conference 2018 is Owlstone Medical’s inaugural community meeting for breath researchers

The event aims to expose the untapped potential of breath analysis and bring together the brightest minds in the area of breath research.

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018, 9.30 – 17.00, followed by drinks and networking

Location: Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge UK

Breath Biopsy Conference 2018 Agenda 

The programme will include a tour of Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy Laboratory.

Registration from 09.30 – 10.00


Morning Session:

  • 10.00 – 10.10 Welcome: Billy Boyle, CEO, Owlstone Medical
  • 10.10 – 10.35 Dr. Agnieszka Smolinska, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Maastricht University – The Use of Volatile Biomarkers in Monitoring of Health and Disease
  • 10.35 – 11.00 Dr Stephen Fowler, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester – Future Clinical Applications of Breath Analysis: Asthma
  • 11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
  • 11.20 – 11.45 Dr Christian Frezza, MRC Programme Leader at the MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge – Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Cancer
  • 11.45 – 12.10 Billy Boyle, CEO, Owlstone Medical – Targeted breath analysis: exogenous volatile organic compounds (EVOC) as targeted metabolic probes in Breath Biopsy
  • 12.10 – 12.35 Rianne Fijten, Department of Radiation Oncology, Maastrict University Medical Centre – The biological origin of volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath


12.35 – 14.45 Lunch including Poster Session and group tours of the Breath Biopsy Laboratory


Afternoon Session:

  • 14.45 – 15.10 Professor Paul Thomas, Professor of Analytical Science, Loughborough University – A breathomics work-flow
  • 15.10 – 15.35 Dr Jonathan Beauchamp, Deputy Head of Department Sensory Analytics, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV – Standardising Breath Research: Needs and Challenges
  • 15.35 – 16.00 Coffee break
  • 16.00 – 16.25 Professor Chris Brightling, Wellcome Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Professor in Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester – Breathomics in Airways Disease: A Perspective from Major Consortia
  • 16.25 – 16.50 Dr Dahlia Salman, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University – Breath Analysis for Early Detection of Pesticides Poisoning in Sri Lanka: Bench to Bedside
  • 16.50 – 17.00 Close: Billy Boyle, CEO, Owlstone Medical

Followed by drinks and nibbles from 17.00

View Posters and Presentations on the Breath Biopsy Community

You can download posters, and add comments on the posters and presentations via the Breath Biopsy Community site. Recordings of the presentations will be uploaded after the conference.


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