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Advancing Scientific Excellence

in probiotics and prebiotics

We Are

The international non-profit organization that champions probiotic and prebiotic science. Founded in 2002, ISAPP brings together global leading scientific experts and has shifted the paradigm for how probiotics and prebiotics are studied and understood.

We’re Committed To

Stewardship of the field by highlighting scientific progress, addressing misleading information and by communicating with regulators

Advancing the science by supporting scientific discussions that lead to high-quality publications on topics of interest

Educating stakeholders by creating tailored programs and materials that accurately represent current science

We set ourselves apart

Putting the science first. We are committed to scientific integrity and transparency and believe advancements in the probiotic and prebiotic fields are driven by rigorous scientific approaches and science-based communications.

For Scientists

Our ISAPP Science Blog is the voice of knowledge leaders in the field, who offer nuanced perspectives on issues that affect the science of probiotics and prebiotics. You can find our latest news here, along with scientific resources and ISAPP publications.

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For Consumers

You may have heard conflicting information about probiotics, prebiotics and fermented foods. Our resources section is a one-stop-shop for reliable, science-based information on related topics, including: What are prebiotics? How healthy are fermented foods? Are probiotics useful?

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For Students

Through our Students and Fellows Association (SFA), you can become part of a community of scientists focused on probiotics, prebiotics, and related fields. Connect digitally, or meet in person at our annual meeting for valuable networking opportunities.

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For Clinicians

Staying up to date on the latest clinical data on probiotics and prebiotics can be difficult for busy physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists. ISAPP collects resources to help health professionals find the evidence they need for probiotics and prebiotics in clinical use.

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Latest Posts and ISAPP Publications

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ISAPP partners with British Nutrition Foundation for fermented foods webinar

From sourdough starter tips to kombucha flavor combinations –…

New publication gives a rundown on probiotics for primary care physicians

With an increasing number of patients becoming aware of the human…

How some probiotic scientists are working to address COVID-19

By ISAPP board of directors With the global spread of COVID-19,…

ISAPP provides guidance on use of probiotics and prebiotics in time of COVID-19

By ISAPP board of directors Summary: No probiotics or prebiotics…

Connecting with the ISAPP community: Continuing to advance the science of probiotics and prebiotics

By Mary Ellen Sanders PhD, executive science officer, ISAPP On…

Safety and efficacy of probiotics: Perspectives on JAMA viewpoint

By Mary Ellen Sanders PhD, executive science officer, ISAPP, …

New names for important probiotic Lactobacillus species

By Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD, and Sarah Lebeer, PhD The genus…

ISAPP Students and Fellows Association announce blog posting: A new way to share our work and perspectives

By Anna-Ursula Happel, president ISAPP-SFA and postdoctoral fellow…

[IN SPANISH] Creciente interés en Argentina en microorganismos benéficos y alimentos fermentados

Dr. Prof. Gabriel Vinderola, Investigador Principal CONICET,…

Growing interest in beneficial microbes and fermented foods in Argentina

By Prof. Gabriel Vinderola PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology…
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The FDA’s view on the term probiotics, part 2: Further down the rabbit hole

By James Heimbach, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., JHEIMBACH LLC, Port Royal,…

The Horses: Daily Routines in the COVID-19 Era

By Gregor Reid BSc (Hons), PhD, MBA, ARM CCM, Dr HS, FCAHS, FRSC It’s…

ISAPP’s Annual Meeting

The ISAPP 2020 meeting has gone virtual

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