November 3, 2010

Report from 2009 ISAPP meeting discussion group on mucosal immunity published in Gut Microbes, authored by O’Flaherty, Saulnier, Pot and Versalovic.

November 3, 2010

ISAPP board member, Michael Cabana, MD, MPH, offered commentary in the Journal of Pediatrics [157(5):864-5; 2010] regarding interpretation of recent metaanalysis (Pediatrics 2010;125:921-30) on use of probiotics in NEC. He questioned the value of aggregating different probiotic preparations into one metaanalysis and  emphasized that – contrary to the opinions expressed in the metaanalysis – that […]

November 3, 2010

The 4th year of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research sponsored by Danone Research and Yakult has been announced. The purpose of the two annual grants of $50,000 each is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States, and to impact academic and career development of young […]

November 3, 2010

FASEB Summer Research Conference titled “Probiotics, Intestinal Microbiota and the Host: Physiological and Clinical Implications” will be held July 24-29, 2011, at Carefree Resort, Carefree, Arizona. Organizers: W. Allan Walker, MD, Harvard Medical School and Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD, ISAPP Executive Director. Additional program details will be available December 2010 at

August 16, 2010

EFSA announces Stakeholder meeting to be held December 2, 2010 in Amsterdam. The topic will be scientific substantiation of health claims related to gut health and immune function. Registration on EFSA website in September 2010. Additional information from EFSA’s Dr. Juliane Kleiner

June 18, 2010

Conference Considers Options for US Federal Regulation of Probiotics. On June 14, 2010, The University of Maryland School of Law hosted the first of a series of multidisciplinary meetings being held as part of a Human Microbiome Project ELSI (Ethical, Legal, Social Implications) grant to study federal regulation of probiotics. The project is headed by […]

June 9, 2010

International Dairy Federation Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2010 winners announced in Tromsö, Norway. The IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2010 was awarded in three categories Nutrition and Health, Biotechnology and Microbiology. Awardees included 2 ISAPP Board of Directors members, Prof. Todd R. Klaenhammer and Prof. Colin Hill. In addition, Dr. Irene Lenoir-Wijnkoop from Danone Research, who leant […]

June 3, 2010

ILSI Europe Functional Foods Task Force has issued a report “Beyond PASSCLAIM – Guidance to Substantiate Health Claims on Foods” from a meeting held 14-16 December 2009 in Nice, France. Report

June 3, 2010

The 4-part lecture Webinar Series on Probiotics and Prebiotics, developed in collaboration with the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America, the American Gastroenterological Association and ISAPP, concluded on June 3, 2010. The 1-hour lectures will be archived at the GI Learn section of the AGA website.

May 19, 2010

NIH/FDA-supported evidence-based review due out summer of 2010 titled “Safety of Probiotics Used to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease”