Scientific Programme

DAY 2 (Friday 14th October, 2022)

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.


Keynote lecture II            

8:30 – 9:10    ‘’Safety of probiotics: a quest for reliable communication’’
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, Milan, 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. Jürgen Schrezenmeir, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany


11:20 – 11:50     “Microbiota composition from 1 till 100“
Dr. Gaspar Pérez Martínez, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), 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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