The meeting program features plenary speakers sharing cutting-edge research, including Prof. Catherine O’Neill PhD (University of Manchester) presenting on the gut-skin axis, Prof. Aki Sinkkonen PhD (University of Helsinki) on delivery of probiotics to humans through soil-based interventions, Prof. KC Huang PhD (Stanford University) speaking about intestinal ecology and ingestible sampling devices, Dr. Ana Luis PhD (University of Gothenburg) on the commensal microbiota and glycome, Prof. John Cryan PhD (University College Cork) on the latest research related to the microbiota-gut-brain axis, and Prof. Douwe van Sinderen PhD (University College Cork) on mother-baby transmission of bifidobacterial strains.

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General meeting registration is now closed. Only a few spaces remain for ISAPP members. If you’re a member who would like to express your interest in claiming one of these places, please contact Laura:


July is tourist season in Cork and hotels will be very busy at this time. We recommend booking early to secure your room. Please see this page for more information on local hotels and conference rates where applicable.

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Discussion Groups

Topics and details for the 6 discussion groups are now available. Industry members may choose a preferred discussion group upon registration. Please note: Attendance at discussion groups on day one of the meeting (9th July) is reserved for invited experts and IAC members.

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Our venue for the ISAPP meeting will be on campus at University College Cork. The University and co-located APC Microbiome Ireland are world class research institutions globally recognised for their contribution to microbiome and biotic science.

Abstract Submission

The ISAPP 2024 meeting will feature a poster program where attending scientists can display selected work throughout the meeting and present it during a dedicated scientific poster session. Abstracts submissions for registered industry members close: 30 April 2024.

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Our host city and institution for the 2024 ISAPP Annual Meeting