International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics - IPC2013

The International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics - IPC2013 will be held during 11th - 13th June 2013, in the university city of Kosice, Slovakia. IPC2013 will the oncoming event of the successful conference series focusing on probiotics in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The scientific programme will focus on current advances in the research, production and use of probiotics and prebiotics with particular focus on their role in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

The conference's goal will to provide a scientific forum for all stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics and enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference will focus on evidence-based benefits proven in clinical trials and scientific experiments.

At IPC2013 leading scientists present and discuss current advances in the research of probiotics and prebiotics. New scientific evidences that support or question the efficacy of already existing or prospective substances and applications will be conferred. In addition novel strains, controversial but scientifically solid ideas, approaches and visions presented as well.

Further to its scientific content, IPC2013 will be a networking event. A unique opportunity to meet all the stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics. Meet those who influenced the past, influence the present and most importantly will enable the future of probiotics and prebiotics by means of basic research, clinical trials, regulatory efforts or development of industrial technology. Initiation of cross-boarder co-operations between scientists and institutions will be also facilitated.
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esearchers and expert scientists from research institutes and industry will present their recent findings and visions about the research, development, production, application and use of probiotics - lactic-acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, yeasts, bacilli - and prebiotics within the following subject areas:

Models to Study Intestinal Interactions
Microbiome of the GIT
Modulation of the Intestinal Micro-flora
Biomarkers of Probiotic Efficacy
Mucosal Health and Integrity
Diarrhoe Prevention
Pediatric Nutrition
Stimulation of the Intestinal Immune System
Non-mucosal Interaction with the Immune System and Allergy
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Crohn's Disease
Urogenital Applications
Zoo-technical Benefits
Mechanisms of Action

Quorum Sensing, Quorum Quenching
Genetics, Functional Genomics, Metabolomics of Probiotics
Non-LAB Probiotics - bifidobacteria, yeasts, bacilli
Recombinant Probiotics
Taxonomy - current issues
Delivery Vehicles
Quality Assurance and Stability
Clinical Trials and Health Claim Substantiation
Identification, Characterisation of Strains
Novel Strains and Approaches
Adverse Effects, Safety
Regulatory Issues and Barriers
Future of Probiotics and Prebiotics – Visions and Opportunities

11 Jun - 13 Jun 2013
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