Malta hosts second immunity ingredients conference

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Malta will host the second World Congress on Immunity Ingredients on October 28 where a science-led programme focusing on antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotics will unfold.

Organised by the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health (ISANH), the day features speakers from Unilever Research & Development; the Microbial Eco-physiology Group Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC); and University College Cork, Ireland.

There is also an awards ceremony for the ‘most innovative project’ and ‘Immunity Ingredients 2010’ that reward ingredients backed by, “high quality clinical studies”.

Marvin Edeas, the chairman of the day and president of ISANH will give a presentation on the role of antioxidants in skin immunity, with a focus on the way antioxidants impact the immune system.

Karin Nielsen, the chief executive officer at Danish-based market researcher will give an overview of the immune health market that will take in product categories, latest trends, NPD strategies and regional diversities.

Dr Michael De Vrese from the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition and Food at the Max Rubner Institute in Germany will look into synbiotics and the best combinations of prebiotics and probiotics.

Danone Research’s Dr Leon Knippels, from the company’s Centre for specialised Nutrition in The Netherlands will discuss early life nutrition and immune modulation and how oligosaccharides effect those.

Dr Yolanda Sanz from IATA and CSIC in Spain will give two presentations – one exploring the links between immunity, obesity and gut microbes; the other assessing the regulatory framework for scientific substantiation of immunity health claims.

University College Cork’s Dr Colin Hill will scan frontier research such as that in the area of allergies.

The day will also feature a panel discussion.

More information can be found here.

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