Organised by the publishers of NutraIngredients, Probiota 2020 will combine the latest insights from science, regulation and business to provide delegates with the ultimate event to bridge the gap between the worlds of business and scientific research.
In the first wave of speaker announcements, we can confirm that top academics and business leaders will address the wold-leading conference, to be held in Dublin between 10 and 12 February 2020.
Top speakers from Yakult, Mondelēz International, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), L’Oréal Research and Innovation, McMaster University, University Hospital Vall d'Hebron, The Gut Stuff, Imperial College London, Kerry and New Nutrition Business are due to take the stage during the tree-day festival of science and business.
First wave of speakers announced:
Opening Probiota 2020, Professor Francisco Guarner from the University Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona will discuss the translation of microbiome science looking specifically at gut microbial diversity and chronic disease while Olaf Larsen of Yakult Nederland and VU University will present on ‘next generation’ interventions.
Alongside a focus on clinical endpoints, a session looking at the growth of fermented foods and gut friendly ingredients in the FMCG environment will see Katrina Borisjuk, director of SnackFutures Innovation at Mondelēz International and Kara Landau, CEO and head dietitian of Uplift Food present on prebiotic innovations and how the FMCG environment is acting on consumer demands for gut friendly foods by focusing on the microbiome.
Our session on communicating, engaging and educating on the microbiome, will address some key aspects of consumer understanding and confusion over the microbiome – providing insights on the best ways to communicate and educate on probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome. The session will see Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (aka the ‘Mac Twins’) co-founders of The Gut stuff and Kristina Campbell of KC Microbiome Communications discuss some of the key pitfalls of engaging with consumers and healthcare professionals – and how to avoid them!
Meanwhile, Professor John Bienenstock of McMaster University and Professor Johnathan Swann of Imperial College London will lead a session on the gut-brain axis and how our microbiome affects our mood and mental health while Dr Audrey Gueniche, senior clinical expert at L’Oréal Research and Innovation will lead a session looking beyond gut health to explore new science and opportunities for the skin and beauty in the microbiome space.
Also set to speak at the three-day microbiome event is Professor Yolanda Sanz of the Spanish National Research Council (CISC) and Ewa Hudson from Lumina Intelligence and Julian Mellentin of New Nutrition Business.
NutraIngredients senior editor Nathan Gray said:
"I’m delighted that Probiota is heading to Dublin this year. Ireland is such a hotbed of microbiome-related activities – with a huge amount of clinical research, innovative start-up businesses, and major industry players all based close by.”
"Probiota has always been about connecting ideas and people in the science and business related to probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome — providing that central point of exchange. Last year was a sell-out event, with tickets running out well ahead of the event. I’m very excited about what we have in store for 2020 and can’t wait to sell out again!”
“Some of the greatest names in the world will be coming together in an exciting line up of speakers. With such a great first wave of speakers already unveiled, I’m very excited to reveal more speakers and our full programme very soon.”
After a sell-out 2019 edition, make sure to reserve your spot at the summit before it is too late.