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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

A commercial exhibition runs concurrent to the programme.
 

THURSDAY 29 MAY 2008
 

09.00

Opening of the TNO Beneficial Microbes Conference
 

09.15

Keynote lecture:
Beneficial Microbes: the first 100 years since Metchnikoff and beyond
Dr. Ger Rijkers, University Medical Center Utrecht and St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
 

 

Interplay between nutrition and beneficial microbes

Morning chair:
Prof.dr. Willem de Vos, Wageningen University, the Netherlands / Helsinki University, Finland
 

10.00

New approaches to understand microbial fermentation in the gut
Dr. Koen Venema, TNO Quality of Life, the Netherlands
 

10.30

Development of intestinal microbiota and the impact of diet and lifestyle
Prof.dr. Willem de Vos, Wageningen University, the Netherlands / Helsinki University, Finland
 

11.00

Networking break: coffee and tea
 

11.30

Metabolic profiling of human-microbe superorganism
Prof.dr. Elaine Holmes, Imperial College London, Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics, UK
 

12.00

The health impact of prebiotics
Dr. Fred Brouns, Cargill, Belgium
 

12.30

Benefits of probiotics for animal nutrition and health
Dr. Frederique Chaucheyras-Durand and Dr. Henri Durand, Lallemand, France
 

13.00

Lunch
 

 

Afternoon chair:
Dr. Koen Venema, TNO Quality of Life, the Netherlands

Beneficial microbes and the epithelium
 

14.00

Commensals and probiotics that enhance the epithelial barrier function
Prof.dr. Dirk Haller, Technische Universität München, Research Department Food and Nutrition, Germany
 

14.30

Visceral sensitivity and the modulation of pain receptors by Lactobacillus
Prof.dr. Pierrre Desreumaux, Inserm, France
 

15.00

Interactions of probiotic bacteria and Escherichia coli in the intestinal tract
Dr. Alojz Bomba, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Slovakia
 

15.30

Epithelium crosstalk with the immune system
Dr. Iliyan Iliev, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation - European Institute of Oncology, Italy
 

16.00

Networking break: coffee and tea
 

 

Beneficial microbes and the immune system
 

16.30

The topography of the intestinal immune system
Dr. Oliver Pabst, Hannover Medical School, Institute of Immunology, Germany
 

17.00

Microbes that shape the development of the immune system 
Dr. June Round, California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, USA
 

17.30

Prospects for immunomodulation by beneficial microbes
Dr. Richard Verbeek, TNO Quality of Life, the Netherlands
 

18.00

Exhibition and Poster presentations at the Scientific Health Café
 

 

FRIDAY 30 MAY 2008

Morning chair:
Dr. Jan Sikkema, Top Institute Food and Nutrition, the Netherlands

Health applications of beneficial microbes
 

08.30

Is there a role for probiotics in preventing intestinal dysfunctions caused by psychological stress?
Dr. Melanie Gareau, The Hospital for Sick Children, Cell Biology Research Program, Canada
 

09.00

Can probiotics prevent common cold and maintain health in the workplace?
Prof.dr. Juergen Schrezenmeir, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of Nutrition, Germany
 

09.30

Disease-inhibiting potential of probiotics in models of inflammatory bowel disease
Dr. Lex Nagelkerken, TNO Quality of Life, the Netherlands
 

10.00

Prospects for use of functional foods in prevention of allergic diseases
Dr. Annick Mercenier, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland
 

10.30

Networking break: coffee and tea
 

11.00

Screening and application of beneficial microbes for infant nutrition
Dr. Margaret Dohnalek, Abbott Laboratories, USA
 

 

11.30

Anti-hypertensive effects of microbially produced bioactives
Dr. Peter Olesen, Chr. Hansen, Denmark
 

12.00

Probiotics in animal feed applications: concept, facts and perspectives
Prof.dr. Carlos Simões Nunes, DSM Nutritional Products, France
 

12.30

Lunch
 

 

Afternoon chair:
Dr. Koen Venema, TNO Quality of Life, the Netherlands

Future developments
 

13.30

Metagenomics: discovering new functionalities of microbes
Dr. Dusko Ehrlich, INRA, France
 

14.00

Future scientific perspectives: Gut-Brain axis
Prof.dr. Robert-Jan Brummer, School for Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden / Maastricht University, the Netherlands
 

14.30

Vision on beneficial microbes: 2010-2020
Dr. Nico van Belzen, ILSI Europe, Belgium
 

15.00

Closing lecture:
Putting microbes to work – in the end, what's really possible?
Dr. Gregor Reid, University of Western Ontario, Lawson Health Research Institute, Canada
 

15.30

End of the TNO Beneficial Microbes Conference
 

 

 

 

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