Report of the 2nd International Workshop in Amsterdam

Report of the 2nd International Workshop in Amsterdam, April 26-28, 2007.
“Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease”

IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize

IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize: An initiative by the International Dairy Federation and its partners to celebrate scientific discovery. The IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2007 recognizes outstanding scientific discoveries in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, nutrition and health with regard to fermented milks. Applications due January 31, 2007.

Probiotics on Front Page of New York Times

Front Page Probiotics: Probiotics on front page of New York Times, Monday,January 22, 2007, “In Live Bacteria, Food Makers See New Bonanza” by Andrew Martin.

Twenty-two Papers Delivered at the 2006 Conference

Proceedings published: Twenty-two papers delivered at the 2006 conference held in Maryland titled “Developing Probiotics as Food and Drugs: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges” sponsored by Drug Information Association (, ISAPP and others have been published as a supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases (February 1, Volume 46, Supplement 2, 2008).

American Academy of Microbiology Releases Report

The American Academy of Microbiology released a report “Probiotic Microbes: The Scientific Basis” June 7, 2006. The report is the outcome of a colloquium convened by the American Academy of Microbiology in November 2005 to discuss the current state of knowledge regarding probiotics.
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Probiotics and Prebiotics: Scientific Aspects, 2005

Probiotics and Prebiotics: Scientific Aspects, 2005. Edited by Gerald W. Tannock University of Otago, Dunedin , New Zealand (Caister Academic Press). Chapters include: Molecular Methods in Microbial Ecology (Erwin G. Zoetendal and Roderick I. Mackie), Taxonomy of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria (Franco Dellaglio and Giovanna E. Felis), The Microecology of Lactobacilli in the Gastrointestinal Tract (Jens Walter), Exopolysaccharide Production by Intestinal Lactobacilli (Michael G. Gänzle and Clarissa Schwab), Beyond Genome Sequences: Approaches to Genome-wide Analysis of Gut Bacteria (Makda Fisseha and Fabrizio Arigoni), Molecular Interactions of Commensal Enteric Bacteria with the Intestinal Epithelium and the Mucosal Immune System: Implications for Chronic Intestinal Inflammation (Dirk Haller), Genetically Modified Probiotics (Lothar Steidler
and Sabine Neirynck), Bacterial Therapeutics for the Treatment and Prevention of Urogenital Infections (Thomas P. Parks, Qiang Xu, Laurel A. Lagenaur and Peter P. Lee), Prebiotics and the Infant Microbiota (L.C. Roger and A.L. McCartney), The Tangled Bank and Gut Microbial Ecology (Gerald W. Tannock).

Effects of Probiotics and Prebiotics on Flora and Immunity in Adults

Effects of probiotics and prebiotics on flora and immunity in adults. Report by AFSSA (Agence Francaise de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments or in English, French Food Safety Agency), February 2005, in both English (p. 59) and French.
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Infant Foods and Modification on the Intestinal Flora

Infant foods and modification on the intestinal flora, Report by AFSSA (Agence Francaise de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments or in English, French Food Safety Agency), June 2003, in both English (p. 39) and French.
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