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Upcoming Event

MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego – Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs


UC San Diego Innovation Calendar



Knobbe Martens


Good Bugs vs Bad Bugs – New Breakthroughs in Microbiome Technology
Recent scientific advances have highlighted the importance of the MICROBIOME to human health and disease.  The MICROBIOME  is the collection of micro-organisms on your skin and in your body. Good Bugs against Bad Bugs – Skin Diseases like Eczema arrive when the BALANCE goes awry.  This natural rebalance of the skin is a dramatic improvement over antibacterial therapy that kill not only pathogenic bacteria, but also destroys the normal skin flora by friendly fire.

The program will start with the broader subject of the Microbiome (and AI) with Dr. Rob Knight, a world leader in the study of the Microbiome.  The discussion continues to the specific Skin Microbiome with Dr.Richard Gallo who studies how humans interact with the environment and protect themselves from infection. Finally, Mark Wilson, co-founder and CEO of MatriSys Bioscience, Inc.  will speak to how he obtained an exclusive license from UCSD for a microbiome-based therapy for the world’s top five skin diseases and uses the technology to open up opportunities to the $12.9B dermatology pharmaceutical market and the $121B cosmetics/skin care market.

Dr. Robert Knight, UCSD, Professor, Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering, Knight Lab.

Dr. Richard Gallo, MD, Ph.D., UCSD, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Gallo Lab.

Mark Wilson, co-founder and CEO of MatriSys Bioscience, Inc.


5:30: Registration, Appetizers and Networking
6:30: Presentation
7:45: Audience Q & A
8:00: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

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