October 1, 2009

Dr. Gregor Reid, ISAPP President, Director of the Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics, and Assistant Director at Lawson Health Research Institute was inducted to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) in recognition of achievement in academic health sciences in Canada. Announcement.

September 15, 2009

No link between probiotics and obesity: ISAPP responds to Nature Reviews Microbiology letter by Raoult.

August 24, 2009

A new journal, Functional Foods Reviews, publishes an open-access, probiotic review. Sanders (Probiotic definition).

August 5, 2009

The American Academy of Physicians Assistants launched a webcast from a symposium “The Health Benefits of Probiotics” that was presented at their annual meeting in May 2009. Webcast.

July 13, 2009

Canadian Microbiome Initiative. The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity is pleased to announce the launch of the Emerging Team Grant: Canadian Microbiome Initiative (CMI). This initiative will provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary teams of Canadian researchers to analyze and characterize the microbes that colonize the human body.

May 26, 2009

ISAPP Board of Directors member, Dr. Todd Klaenhammer, received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor on May 8. The Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina honored Dr. Klaenhammer with the O. Max Gardner Award, which since 1949 honors faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to […]

May 25, 2009

ISAPP’s president, Dr. Gregor Reid, named as inaugural chair in Human Microbiology and Probiotics at Lawson Health Research Institute, made possible by a $7 million investment by Danone Research. Press release.

May 20, 2009

Health Canada prepares monograph on probiotics as a guide to industry for natural health product market authorization of probiotic products. Download monograph.

April 30, 2009

Norwegian Food Safety Authority recommends against use of probiotics in critically ill patients. Download opinion.

April 28, 2009

ISAPP President, Gregor Reid, on “Research on Probiotics: A Well of Untapped Resources in Russia,” published in International Science and Technology Center newsletter.