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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

ISAPP helps inform UK Parliament

By Prof. Glenn Gibson, University of Reading, UK An All Party…

Harmonized Probiotic Guidelines to be discussed at Codex Alimentarius meeting November 24 - 29

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

Lactobacillus bacteremia in critically ill patients does not raise questions about safety for general consumers

By Dan Merenstein MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown…

Reflections on a career in probiotic science, from ISAPP founding board member Prof. Gregor Reid

Past President and founding board member Prof. Gregor Reid is…

Those probiotics may actually be helping, not hurting

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

Researchers submit recommendations for revised Lactobacillus taxonomy

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

The small intestinal 'mysteriome': A potentially important but uncharted microbiome

By Eamonn MM Quigley MD FRCP FACP MACG FRCPI, Lynda K and David…

Is probiotic colonization essential?

By Prof. Maria Marco, PhD, Department of Food Science & Technology,…

Prebiotics do better than low FODMAPs diet

By Francisco Guarner MD PhD, Consultant of Gastroenterology,…
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The threat of disease - Ignore science at your peril

By Dr. Karen Scott, University of Aberdeen We live in an age…

ISAPP’s 2019 annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium: Directions in probiotic & prebiotic innovation

Kristina Campbell, Microbiome science writer, Victoria, British…

ISAPP’s Annual Meeting

The ISAPP 2020 meeting will be held in Banff, Canada

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