Scientific Programme

DAY 2 (Friday 14th October, 2022)

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Keynote lecture II            

8:30 – 9:10    Safety of microorganisms used as probiotics: which strategies for risk assessment?”
Prof. Pier-Sandro Cocconcelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy


Session IV: Probiotics from pharma to food

9:10 – 9:15      Chair:  Prof. Fabio Pace, Ospedale Bolognini Seriate (BG), Italy


9:15 – 9:45    Living foods: a safe salvation for health”
Prof. Lorenzo Morelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

9:45 – 10:15    Living Drugs: a solution with many benefits”
Prof. Stephan Bischoff, University of Hohenheim, Germany


10:15- 10:45    The importance of the responder / non-responder issue for clinical trials with probiotics. Is the traditional RCT design adequate?”
Prof. Robert-Jan Brummer, Örebro University, Sweden


10:45 – 11:15     Tea & coffee break and poster viewing


Session V: Healthy Ageing: myth or hope?

11:15 – 11:20     Chair: Prof. André Bachi, Santo Amaro University, Brazil


11:20 – 11:50    Microbiota composition from 1 till 100”
Prof. Gaspar Pérez Martínez, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (CSIC), Spain

11:50 – 12:20    Gut microbiota changes in the extreme decades of human life: a focus on centenarians”
Prof. Patrizia Brigidi, University of Bologna, Italy


12:20 – 12:50    Probiotics and the ageing immune system”
Dr. Caroline Childs, University of Southampton, UK


Poster prize awards       

12:50 – 13:10     Chair: Emeritus Prof. Michael Gleeson, Loughborough University, UK


13:10 – 13:15     Closing Remarks
Dr. Bruno Pot, Science Director, Yakult Europe B.V.

13:15 –                Lunch

14:30                   End of International Yakult Symposium


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