Dr. Gianfranco Grompone is a senior scientist and team manager delivering high impact product solutions in a competitive global market by combining strong academic basic science background to industrial experience. Dr Grompone’s research interests include: microbiome and probiotics, nutrition and health, functional foods, prebiotics and symbiotics, microbiome-driven products and innovation, personalized nutrition, translational medicine and biotechnology. To date, he has developed solid networks and public-private partnerships worldwide, with a special focus in Latin America. He has been involved in science & technology prospective policies and innovation strategies in Latin American countries as a consultant. He is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Alumni network. He is faculty at the Eureka Institute of Translational Medicine, where he performs lectures for basic scientists and medical doctors on how to translate scientific discoveries into therapies and products.