Programme at a Glance

Monday, 22 June, 2020

  • Regulatory Workshop - EU regulatory aspects of Probiotics & Potential Synergy with other Feed/Food Components
  • BAMP 2020 - Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides Symposium
  • New Methods & New Equipments - Applications in Probiotic and Prebiotic Research
  • Welcome Drink

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020

  • Session 1: Discovery and New Strain Characterization
  • Session 2: Formulation and Production
  • Networking Bar

Wednesday, 24 June, 2020

  • Session 3: Regulatory and Claims
  • Session 4: Clinical Studies and Efficacy
  • Parallel sessions: Animal Health Symposium
  • Conference Networking Dinner

Thursday, 25 June, 2020

  • Session 5: Market Developments and Challenges
  • Session 6: Think Beyond Gut
  • Farewell Drink



Plenary, Keynote and Invited Speakers at IPC2020

We are pleased to announce the confirmed plenary, keynote and invited speakers of IPC2020.
More confirmed speakers will be added soon.

Plenary Speaker

Michiel Kleerebezem IPC

Michiel Kleerebezem

Wageningen UR, Animal Sciences, Host Microbiome Interactomics, Netherlands

Title of presentation: TBD


Keynote Speakers

Magali Cordaillat Simmons IPC

Magali Cordaillat Simmons

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director at Pharmabiotic Research Institute, Auvergne, France

Title of presentation: Clarification on Terminologies and Respective Regulatory Status - Where do "Pharmabiotics" Fall...?


Soo-Jong Hong IPC

Soo-Jong Hong

Department of Paediatrics, Childhood Asthma and Atopy Center, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea

Title of presentation: Early Life Gut Microbiome in the Development of Atopic Dermatitis


Remco Kort IPC

Remco Kort

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, ARTIS-Micropia Chair, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Title of presentation: Personalized Probiotics from the Host: the Case of the Human Vaginal Commensal Lactobacillus crispatus


Orla O'Sullivan IPC

Orla O'Sullivan

Food Bioscience Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co, Cork, Ireland

Title of presentation: The Diet, Exercise and Gut Microbiota Paradigm  Read more...

Bruno Pot IPC

Bruno Pot 

Science Director at Yakult Europe, Guest Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, PRI president, France

Title of presentation: The Potential Impact of the Lactobacillus Name Change


Sin-Hyeog Im

Sin-Hyeog Im

POSTECH/ImmunoBiome Inc., Republic of Korea

Title of presentation: Modulation of Host Immunity by Rationally Selected Probiotics: Structure-Function Correlation of Capsular Polysaccharides


Invited Speakers

Pauliina Halimaa IPC

Pauliina Halimaa

Biosafe – Biological Safety Solutions Ltd

Title of presentation: What should researchers know about the role of whole genome sequencing when seeking authorisation for probiotics.




Subject Areas

Researchers 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:

  • Brain-Gut-Liver Axis
  • 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
  • Bacteriocins
  • Targeted modulation of gut microbiota, its trans-plantation and probiotics
  • Probioceuticals
  • Quorum Sensing, Quorum Quenching
  • Genetics, Functional Genomics, Metabolomics of Probiotics
  • Non-LAB Probiotics – bifidobacteria, yeasts, bacil-li
  • Recombinant Probiotics
  • Taxonomy – current issues
  • Delivery Vehicles
  • Quality Assurance and Stability
  • Prebiotics
  • Synbiotics
  • 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
  • Technology