The international non-profit organization that works to advance the science of probiotics, prebiotics and related substances, such as synbiotics, postbiotics and fermented foods. 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 effective collaborations and high-quality studies 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.
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, prebiotics and related substances. Our annual meeting for members is a flagship scientific networking event. You can find our latest news here, along with scientific resources and ISAPP publications.
You may have heard conflicting information about probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics 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?
Through our Students and Fellows Association (SFA), you can become part of a community of students and early career scientists focused on probiotics, prebiotics, and related fields. Connect digitally, or meet in person at our annual meeting for valuable networking opportunities.
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.