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DAY ONE – 11 October 2017

17:30 – 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

09:10 – Opportunities and developments on Probiotics in Asia
Michelle Teodoro, Food Science and Nutrition Analyst,  Mintel

09:40 – 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

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

10:30 – Refreshments

11:10 – 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

11:40 – 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

12:10 – 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.

13:00 – 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.

14:30 – Welcome back
Chair: Cheryl Marie Tay, Editor, NutraIngredients-Asia

14:30 – 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

15:00 – Cancer treatments, the intestinal microbiome and probiotics
Prof Luis Vitetta, Director of Medical Research, Medlab Clinical & Professor, University of Sydney Medical School

15:30 – From gut health to cancer prevention – the 80-year evolution of key probiotic strains
Dr Toshihisa Ota, Senior Researcher, Yakult Central Institute

16:00 – Refreshments

16:30 – Microbiota – an inside-out solution for skin problems
Dr Bejit Ideas, President, Japanese Society of Anti-Ageing Nutrition

17:00 – Building the evidence base for probiotic Streptococcus salivarius in the promotion of oral health
Dr John Hale, Chief Technology Officer, Blis Technologies

17:30 – Closing remarks

19:00 – Probiota Asia reception


DAY THREE – 13 October 2017

09:00 Chairman’s re-cap of Day 2 and welcome back
Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief, NutraIngredients-Asia

09:05 – Efficacy of single or multi-strain probiotic mixtures: more or less?
Dr Lynne McFarland, Associate Professor, Department Medicinal Chemistry, University of Seattle

09:35 – Use of Probiotics to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and related non-communicable diseases
Dr Anders Henriksson, Principal Application Specialist, DuPont Nutrition & Health

10:05 – Scientific Frontiers session
Oral presentations awarded to the best abstracts submitted to the Scientific Frontiers session

10:35  – Refreshments

11:00 – Asian probiotic regulatory environment overview – a China focus
Sandy Lin, Director China, Food & Nutrition Group, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services, Intertek

11:30 – 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 – Enabling survival of probiotics in beer – Overcoming three key hurdles
Assoc Prof Liu Shao Quan, Food Science and Technology Programme, National University of Singapore

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

12:40 – Networking Lunch

14:00 – Departures

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