IPA Europe Webinar: Healthy ageing and Probiotics

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What is the secret of healthy ageing and what role can probiotics play?

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What is the secret of healthy ageing? How can we ensure a long existence, while maintaining a high quality of life and a strong health?

The potential of probiotics for cognitive health and improved resistance to disease has been researched and our specialists will discuss the latest results.

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Join us on July 13th at 3 PM (CET), to discover more about the relevance of nutrition and the role of probiotics in promoting healthy aging with our scientific experts, Prof. Claudio Franceschi and Prof. Patrizia Brigidi, in this dedicated webinar, the moderators are Sylvia Binda and Kristine Koppelhus of the IPA Europe Scientific Working Group.

  • The role the microbiota plays in keeping the immune defense system active and effective, which is crucial in this current pandemic phase
  • The secrets of longevity and the positive role that probiotics can play
  • How probiotics can contribute in maintaining cognitive function as well as health and quality of life


The speakers

Prof Claudio Franceschi

Claudio Franceschi is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bologna in Italy since 2016. He devoted himself to the study of human immunology and has held numerous positions including Scientific Director of the Italian National Research Center for Ageing, as well as founding and directing the "Luigi Galvani" Center for Integrated Studies of Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Biocomplexity at the University of Bologna. From 2018 he is the head of the laboratory of Systemic Medicine of Healthy Ageing at Lobachevsky University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and he is the author of more than 800 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Prof Patrizia Brigidi

Patrizia Brigidi is Full Professor in Fermentation Biotechnology at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy. She is Delegate of the Rector for European Research. Her main scientific research activity is focused on the characterization of the human intestinal microbiome, in the perspective of its modulation to promote the host's health. Currently she leads a number of European and national projecs aimed at studying, by omics approaches, the relationship between diet, lifestyle and intestinal microbiome for the prevention of diet-related diseases and healthy ageing.


The moderators

Sylvie Binda

Sylvie Binda Chair of the IPA Europe Scientific Group, member of the IPA Scientific Committee, Board member in the Pharmabiotics Research Institute.

R &D Process & Technological Director at Lallemand Health Solutions since 2020, previously Probiotics Science leader in Danone Research for 12 years, Sylvie was also Fermentation principal scientist in Ajinomoto during 7 years.

Kristine Koppelhus

Director of Scientific and Public Affairs at BioGaia, Kristine is a member of the IPA Europe's Scientific Working Group and also of the IPA global Education and Communication Committee. She has a broad experience in both the food, nutrition and probiotic industry. 


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Understanding Probiotics for a better quality of life is brought to you by the International Probiotics Association - Europe (IPA Europe) and the International Meeting "Probiotics, Prebiotics and New Foods". The abstracts and the presentations of the IPA Europe for the  2019 edition are available at this link.

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