Proceedings of IPC2016

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Plenary and Keynote Speakers at IPC2016

Plenary Speakers

Hania Szajewska, Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw, POLAND

Title of presentation: "Probiotics in Children - Do They Work? A critical review of the pediatric use of probiotics from a practitioner's point of view"


David A. Mills, Peter J. Shields Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, USA

Title of presentation:  "Establishment of a Milk-oriented Microbiota in Infants: New Insight into Probiotics and Prebiotics"


Keynote Speakers

Tadao Saito, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Laboratory od Animal Products Chemistry, Division of Bioscience and Biotechnology for Future Bioindustries, JAPAN

Title of presentation: "Development of New Functional Yogurts Using Probiotics Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) and/or Bifidobacteria and the Future Strategy in Japan"


Kathleen McCoy, Prof. Dr. phil., Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern/Inselspital, SWITZERLAND

Title of presentation: "The Role of Gut Microbiota in Immune Development and Homeostasis"


John Tagg, Consultant to the Dunedin, New Zealand-based probiotics company Blis Technologies Ltd, Professor Emeritus, University of Otago, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

Title of presentation: "Probiotic strategies designed to counter microbial mischief in the human oral cavity"



Michiel Kleerebezem, Prof. Dr., Wageningen UR, Animal Sciences, Host Microbiome Interactomics, THE NETHERLANDS

Title of presentation: "Small Intestine Microbiology and Probiotic Modes of Action"



Norbert Sprenger, Expert and Senior Research Scientist, Nutrition and Health Research, Nestlé Research Center, Nestec S.A. Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

Title of presentation: "Human milk oligosaccharides, from observation to clinical intervention studies"



Subject areas

Researchers and expert scientists from research institutes and industry will present their recent findings and visions about the research, development, production, application and use of probiotics – lactic-acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, yeasts, bacilli – and prebiotics within the following subject areas:

  • Models to Study Intestinal Interactions
  • Microbiome of the GIT
  • Modulation of the Intestinal
  • Biomarkers of Probiotic Efficacy
  • Mucosal Health and Integrity
  • Diarrhoe Prevention
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Stimulation of the Intestinal Immune System
  • Non-mucosal Interaction with the Immune System and Allergy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Crohn’s Disease
  • Urogenital Applications
  • Zoo-technical Benefits
  • Mechanisms of Action
  • Bacteriocins
  • Targeted modulation of gut microbiota, its transplantation and probiotics
  • Probioceuticals​
  • Quorum Sensing, Quorum Quenching
  • Genetics, Functional Genomics, Metabolomics of Probiotics
  • Non-LAB Probiotics – bifidobacteria, yeasts, bacilli
  • Recombinant Probiotics
  • Taxonomy – current issues
  • Delivery Vehicles
  • Quality Assurance and Stability
  • Prebiotics
  • Synbiotics
  • Clinical Trials and Health Claim Substantiation
  • Identification, Characterisation of Strains
  • Novel Strains and Approaches
  • Adverse Effects, Safety
  • Regulatory Issues and Barriers
  • Future of Probiotics and Prebiotics – Visions and Opportunities
  • Technology

NB! Separate session is planned for presenting papers on the research, development and use of probiotics and prebiotics in animals. 

The language of the conference is English.

The conference will be organised in a series of thematically ordered sessions. Contributions will be strictly evaluated by the Scientific Committee in order to ensure high level of scientific and/or practical quality and relevance. All contributions accepted will be assigned to a specific session. All contributions accepted and presented at the conference or the satellite symposia will be included in the official Conference Proceedings.