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DAY ONE – 11 October 2017

18:00- Registration, Poster viewing, drinks and antipasti
The Scientific Frontiers poster session will feature posters presenting the latest state-of-the-art developments related to all aspects of prebiotic, probiotic and microbiome science relevant to health, wellbeing, consumers and industry. Posters have been selected based on abstracts submitted and reviewed by the Scientific Committee.


DAY TWO – 12 October 2017

09:00 – Welcome and scene setting
Chair: Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief, NutraIngredients-Asia

09:05 – Opportunities and developments on Probiotics in Asia
Michelle Teodoro, Food Science and Nutrition Analyst,  Mintel

09:35 – Heritage, innovation and growth: Finding opportunities in Asia’s high-growth probiotics market
Cyndy Au, Regional Director for Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, DuPont Nutrition & Health, and Associate Fellow, Institute of Asian Consumer Insights

10:05 – Probiotics and pharmacy: The consumer understanding of the benefits of probiotics
Joy Chong, Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, Watson’s Personal Care Stores

10:25 – Refreshments

10:55 – Diet drives gut microbiota, health and diseases – an Asian perspective
Prof Yuan-Kun Lee, Asian Microbiome Program, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

11:25 – Synbiotics to target compromised microbiota development and their potential in the dietary management of cows’ milk allergy
Dr Guus Roeselers, Senior Gut Microbiologist, Danone Nutricia Research

11:55 – Extended networking and poster viewing
Take time to build your network or a second chance to view the Scientific Frontiers Posters.  Your opportunity to make new contacts and investigate areas of mutual interest.

12:40 – Roundtable lunches – discuss the issues that matter most to you
Each table will be hosted by an expert from industry or academia who will lead a discussion on a particular topic. Join the table that suits you best.

14:10 – Welcome back
Chair: Cheryl Marie Tay, Editor, NutraIngredients-Asia

14:10 – The American Gut Project: the power of citizen science to identify geographical and lifestyle factors affecting the human microbiome
Dr Embriette Hyde, Project Manager, American Gut Project

14:40 – Cancer treatments, the intestinal microbiome and probiotics
Prof Luis Vitetta, Director of Medical Research, Medlab Clinical & Professor, University of Sydney Medical School

15:10 – From gut health to cancer prevention – the 80-year evolution of key probiotic strains
Dr Toshihisa Ota, Senior Researcher, Yakult Central Institute

15:40 – Refreshments

16:10 – Microbiota – an inside-out solution for skin problems
Dr Bejit Ideas, President, Japanese Society of Anti-Ageing Nutrition

16:40 – Building the evidence base for probiotic Streptococcus salivarius in the promotion of oral health
Dr John Hale, Chief Technology Officer, Blis Technologies

17:10 – Closing remarks

17:50 – Departures for Probiota Asia reception

Drinks and canapés whilst enjoying the sunset from CÉ LA VI Club Lounge at the top of the famous Marina Bay Sands.

Network with the sparkling city view of Singapore in the background and after canapés you are free to explore Singapore and take advantage of the many dining opportunities.


DAY THREE – 13 October 2017

09:15 Chairman’s re-cap of Day 2 and welcome back
Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief, NutraIngredients-Asia

09:20 – Enabling survival of probiotics in beer – Overcoming three key hurdles
Assoc Prof Liu Shao Quan, Food Science and Technology Programme, National University of Singapore

09:50 – Use of Probiotics to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and related non-communicable diseases
Dr Anders Henriksson, Principal Application Specialist, DuPont Nutrition & Health

10:20 – Scientific Frontiers sessionThe author of our highest rated Scientific Frontiers abstract – selected by our Scientific Committee – presents key findings and impacts of their research.

Allergy control with probiotics – L. paracasei LP-33 alleviate symptoms of perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis in children and adults
Dr Karsten Brandt, Bluestone Pharma

10:35  – Refreshments

11:05 – Asian probiotic regulatory environment overview – a China focus
Sandy Lin, Director China, Food & Nutrition Group, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services, Intertek

11:35 – Applying R&D way beyond the product: Evolution Health’s pathway to solid and sustainable success in China
Ben McHarg, Managing Director, Evolution Health

12:05 – Efficacy of single or multi-strain probiotic mixtures: more or less?
Dr Lynne McFarland, Associate Professor, Department Medicinal Chemistry, University of Seattle

12:35 – Panel discussion: Treating the whole body: Where is the biggest potential for future pre and probiotic research and how can it be applied to meet Asia’s biggest health challenges

13:10 – Closing remarks

13:15 – Networking Lunch

14:00 – Departures

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