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Bruno Pot

Director of Business Development, Laboratory of Lactic Acid Bacteria & Mucosal Immunity, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Center for Infection & Immunity of Lille, France


Short Biography:

Bruno Pot started an academic career in 1983 as microbial taxonomist at the Laboratory of Microbiology in Gent, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Biology. During this period he was involved in many EU research projects and developed a particular interest in bioinformatics. After 14 years in research he became Science Manager Benelux and Science Manager Europe for the company Yakult, a Japanese food producer. In 2001 he joined Applied Maths as Director Business Development. Bruno is also Research Director of the lab 'Bactéries Lactiques et Immunité des Muqueuses' at the Institut Pasteur de Lille (France) and is a guest professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).


Selected publications:

  1. Foligné B, Daniel C, Pot B., Probiotics from Research to Market: the Possibilities, Risks and Challenges. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013 Jun;16(3):284-92.
  2. Daniel C, Poiret S, Dennin V, Boutillier D, Pot B., Bioluminescence Imaging Study of Spatial and Temporal Persistence of Lactobacillus Plantarum and Lactococcus Lactis in Living Mice. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Feb;79(4):1086-94.
  3. Foligné B, Peys E, Vandenkerckhove J, Van Hemel J, Dewulf J, Breton J, Pot B., Spores from Two Distinct Colony Types of the Strain Bacillus Subtilis PB6 Substantiate Anti-inflammatory Probiotic Effects in Mice. Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec;31(6):987-94.
  4. Daniel C, Roussel Y, Kleerebezem M, Pot B., Recombinant Lactic Acid Bacteria as Mucosal Biotherapeutic Agents . Trends Biotechnol. 2011 Oct;29(10):499-508.
  5. Asteri IA, Boutou E, Anastasiou R, Pot B, Vorgias CE, Tsakalidou E, Papadimitriou K., In Silico Evidence for the Horizontal Transfer of GsiB, a σ (B)-Regulated Gene in Gram-Positive Bacteria, to Lactic Acid Bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 May;77(10):3526-31
  6.  Macho Fernandez E, Valenti V, Rockel C, Hermann C, Pot B, Boneca IG, Grangette C., Anti-inflammatory Capacity of Selected Lactobacilli in Experimental Colitis is Driven by NOD2-Mediated Recognition of a Specific Peptidoglycan-derived Muropeptide. Gut. 2011 Aug;60(8):1050-9.
  7. Foligné B, Dewulf J, Breton J, Claisse O, Lonvaud-Funel A, Pot B., Probiotic Properties of Non-Conventional Lactic Acid Bacteria: Immunomodulation by Oenococcus Oeni. Int J Food Microbiol. 2010 Jun 15;140(2-3):136-45.
  8. Foligné B, Dewulf J, Vandekerckove P, Pignède G, Pot B., Probiotic Yeasts: Anti-inflammatory Potential of Various Non-pathogenic Strains in Experimental Colitis in Mice. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 May 7;16(17):2134-45.
  9. Daniel C1, Sebbane F, Poiret S, Goudercourt D, Dewulf J, Mullet C, Simonet M, Pot B., Protection Against Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis Infection Conferred by a Lactococcus Lactis Mucosal Delivery Vector Secreting LcrV. Vaccine. 2009 Feb 18;27(8):1141-4.
  10. De Bruyne V, Al-Mulla F, Pot B., Methods for Microarray Data Analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2007;382:373-91.
  11. Foligne B1, Nutten S, Grangette C, Dennin V, Goudercourt D, Poiret S, Dewulf J, Brassart D, Mercenier A, Pot B., Correlation Between in Vitro and in Vivo Immunomodulatory Properties of Lactic Acid Bacteria. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jan 14;13(2):236-43.
  12. Daniel C, Poiret S, Goudercourt D, Dennin V, Leyer G, Pot B., Selecting Lactic Acid Bacteria for Their Safety and Functionality by Use of a Mouse Colitis Model. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Sep;72(9):5799-805.
  13. Drouault-Holowacz S, Foligné B, Dennin V, Goudercourt D, Terpend K, Burckel A, Pot B., Anti-inflammatory Potential of the Probiotic Dietary Supplement Lactibiane Tolérance: In Vitro and in Vivo Considerations. Clin Nutr. 2006 Dec;25(6):994-1003. Epub 2006 May 15.
  14. Drouault-Holowacz S, Foligné B, Dennin V, Goudercourt D, Terpend K, Burckel A, Pot B., Recommendations for Improved Use of the Murine TNBS-induced Colitis Model in Evaluating Anti-inflammatory Properties of Lactic Acid Bacteria: Technical and Microbiological Aspects. Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Feb;51(2):390-400.