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Bruno Pot

Bruno Pot IPC

Bruno Pot

Science Director at Yakult Europe, Guest Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, PRI president 

Bruno Pot made a PhD in microbiology at the University of Gent, Belgium. In subsequent postdocs he performed research on lactic acid bacteria. In 1997 he joined the science department of the company Yakult as science manager Benelux. He worked as Research Director at the Institut Pasteur in Lille, France, from 2001 till 2016. During that time he was also Director of Business Development at the bioinformatics company Applied Maths NV and Guest Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His major research topics have always been bioinformatics, lactic acid bacteria, probiotics, bacteria-host interaction and health claim substantiation.Since November 2016 Bruno is back with Yakult as Science Director for Europe. Bruno Pot is member of the Taxonomic Subcommittee for Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteriumand related taxa, President of the Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI), Narbonne, Franceand a founding member of the European Scientific League for Probiotics (ESLP), Belgium.

Recent publications

1.    Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Bruno Pot and Mary Ellen Sanders (2018). Brain Fogginess and D-Lactic Acidosis: Probiotics Are Not the Cause. Clinical  and Translational  Gastroenterology  9:187 ; DOI 10.1038/s41424-018-0057-9.

2.    Mazen Zaylaa, Imad Al Kassaa, Jeanne Alard, Veronique Peucelle, Denise Boutillier, Jeremy Desramaut, Fouad Dabboussi, Bruno Pot, Corinne Grangette (2018). Probiotics in IBD: combining in vitro and in vivo models for selecting strains with both anti-inflammatory potential as well as a capacity to restore the gut epithelial barrier.Journal of Functional Foods 47: 304-315 DOI: 10.1016/j.jff.2018.05.029.

3.    Stephanie Van Biervliet, Bruno Hauser, Stijn Verhulst, Hedwig Stepman, Joris Delanghe,  Jean-Pol Warzée, Bruno Pot, Eddy Robberecht, Michael Wilschanski.  Probiotics in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients: a double blind cross-over study. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN 27 :59–65 ;DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2018.06.008. 

4.    Maria Kazou, Voula Alexandraki, Jochen Blom, Bruno Pot, Effie Tsakalidou and Konstantinos Papadimitriou (2018). Comparative Genomics of Lactobacillus acidipiscisACA-DC 1533 Isolated From Traditional Greek Kopanisti Cheese Against Species Within the Lactobacillus salivariusClade. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:1244; DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01244.

5.    Ji Y, Park S, Park H, Hwang E, Shin H, Pot B and Holzapfel WH (2018). Modulation of Active Gut Microbiota by Lactobacillus rhamnosusGG in a Diet Induced Obesity Murine Model. Front. Microbiol. 9:710. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00710

6.    Miriam Bermudez-Brito, Theo Borghuis, Catherine Daniel, Bruno Pot, Bart J. de Haan, Marijke M. Faas & Paul de Vos. 2018. L. plantarum WCFS1 enhances Treg frequencies by activating DCs even in absence of sampling of bacteria in the Peyer Patches. Scientific Reports 8:1785 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-20243-1

7.    W. Holzapfel, A. Arini, M. Aeschbacher, R. Coppolecchia and B. Pot. 2018. Enterococcus faecium SF68as a model for efficacy and safety evaluation of pharmaceutical probiotics. Beneficial Microbes, 2018; DOI 10.3920/BM2017.0148

8.    Jeanne Alard, Véronique Peucelle, Denise Boutillier, Jérôme Breton, Sarah Kuylle, Bruno Pot, Sophie Holowacz and Corinne Grangette. 2018. New probiotic strains for inflammatory bowel disease management identified by combining in vitro and in vivo approaches. Beneficial Microbes, 2018; 9(2): 317-331

9.    Sarah Lebeer, Peter A Bron, Maria L Marco, Jan-Peter Van Pijkeren, Mary O’Connell Motherway, Colin Hill, Bruno Pot, Stefan Roos and Todd Klaenhammer. 2018. Identification of probiotic effector molecules: present state and future perspectives. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2018, 49:217–223.

10.  Patricia Burns, Jeanne Alard, Jiri Hrdy, Denise Boutillier, Roxana Páez, Jorge Reinheimer, Bruno Pot, Gabriel Vinderola & Corinne Grangette. 2017. Spray-drying process preserves the protective capacity of a breast milk-derived Bifidobacterium lactis strain on acute and chronic colitis in mice. Scientific Reports| 7:43211 | DOI: 10.1038/srep43211

11.  Pot Bruno. 2016. Probiotics and mucosal immunity in early life. Chapter 2. p10-25. In: Probiotics – from bench to community. Eds.: B.S. Ramakrishna, G. Balakrish Nair, Yoshifumi Takeda. Elsevier.

12.  Catherine Daniel, Sabine Poiret, Véronique Dennin, Denise Boutillier, Delphine Armelle Lacorre, Benoit Foligné, Bruno Pot. 2016.  Dual-Color Bioluminescence Imaging for Simultaneous Monitoring of the Intestinal Persistence of Lactobacillus plantarum andLactococcus lactis in Living Mice. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81(16). DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01042-15.

13.  Moura A, Criscuolo A, Pouseele H, Maury MM, Leclercq A, Tarr C, Björkman JT, Dallman T, Reimer A, Enouf V, Larsonneur E , Carleton H, Bracq-Dieye H, Katz LS, Jones L, Touchon M, Tourdjman M, Walker M, Stroika S, Cantinelli T, Chenal-Francisque V, Kucerova Z, Rocha EP4, Nadon C, Grant K, Nielsen EM, Pot B, Gerner-Smidt P, Lecuit M, Brisse S. Whole genome-based population biology and epidemiological surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes. Nat Microbiol. 2016 Oct 10;2:16185. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.185.

14.  De Vos D, Pirnay JP, Bilocq F, Jennes S, Verbeken G, Rose T, Keersebilck E, Bosmans P, Pieters T, Hing M, Heuninckx W, De Pauw F, Soentjens P, Merabishvili M, Deschaght P, Vaneechoutte M, Bogaerts P, Glupczynski Y, Pot B, van der Reijden TJ, Dijkshoorn L. Molecular Epidemiology and Clinical Impact ofAcinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii Complex in a Belgian Burn Wound Center. PLoS One. 2016 May 25;11(5):e0156237. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156237. eCollection 2016