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

Probiotics to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Moving to Evidence-Based Use

By Ravi Mangal Patel, MD, Msc, Associate Professor of Pediatrics,…

ISAPP board member Prof. Colin Hill receives Career Achievement Research Award from University College Cork

This month, ISAPP board member and former president Professor…

New Spanish-language e-book about fermented foods now available for download

By Dr. Gabriel Vinderola, PhD,  Associate Professor of Microbiology…

Current status of research on probiotic and prebiotic mechanisms of action

By Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD, ISAPP Executive Science Officer Human…

Citizen scientists step up for a research project on women’s health

By Prof. Sarah Lebeer, Research Professor in Microbiology and…

New synbiotic definition lays the groundwork for continued scientific progress

By Karen Scott, Mary Ellen Sanders, Kelly Swanson, Glenn Gibson,…
ISAPP Conference Session

New Probiotic and Prebiotic Society Among Ibero-American Countries

By Prof. Gabriel Vinderola PhD,  Associate Professor of Microbiology…

ISAPP’s Annual Meeting

The ISAPP annual meeting was held virtually in June, 2020

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