17th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health - IPC2024

18-20 June 2024, Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech republic

The First Scientific Conference Committed to Probiotics

(since 2000)

“where movers and shakers of probiotic science meet”

At IPC2024 – scientists from academia and industry present current advances in the research, production and use of probiotics, prebiotics, microbiome modulators, pharmabiotics, live biotherapeutic products, postbiotics, psychobiotics and provide insights in their role in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

The 17th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health – IPC2024 will be held during the 18th – 20th June 2024
in Prague, Czechia.

The goal of conference is to provide a scientific forum for all stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics and to enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference is focused on evidence-based benefits, health claims proven in scientific experiments and clinical trials.

New scientific evidences that support or question the efficiency of already existing or prospective substances and applications will be conferred. In addition novel strains, controversial but scientifically solid ideas, approaches and visions will be presented as well.

Further to its scientific content, IPC2024 is a networking event. It is a unique opportunity to meet all the stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics.

Participants will meet those who influenced the past, influence the present and most importantly will shape the future of probiotics and prebiotics by means of basic research, clinical trials, regulatory efforts or development of industrial technology. Initiation of cross-boarder co-operations between scientists and institutions will be also facilitated.

Conference Partners

ASAHI Biosciences
Clinical Microbiomics
ILSI Europe
Institute AllergoSan
Microbiome Research Reports
Beneficial Microbes
BRAIN Biotech
Solabia Nutrition

The project is implemented with the financial support of the capital city of Prague

Solabia at IPC

Akihito Endo

Title: Fructophilic Lactic Acid Bacteria: Their Niche-Specific Adaptation and Practical Importance Affiliation: Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan

Tim Hensen

Title: In silico Modelling links Microbiome-derived Metabolites to Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s disease Affiliation: University of Galway, Ireland

Juliana Guimaraes Laguna

Title: Extracellular Vesicles Derived from the Probiotic Propionibacterium Freudenreichii Interact with Human Intestinal Epithelial Cells and Modulate the Inflammatory Response Affiliation: INRAE, Rennes, France

Salwa Karboune

Title: Exploring the Biocatalytic Efficiency of Levansucrase Enzymes: Synthesizing Innovative Fructooligosaccharides and Fructans and Assessing Their Functional Benefits Affiliation:McGill University, Canada

Arthur Ouwehand

Title: Next Generation Probiotics: From Sample Collection to Candidate Strain Affiliation: IFF Nutrition & Biosciences, Kantvik, Finland

Jean-Marc Chatel

Title: The Immunomodulatory Proteins of Different Species of Faecalibacterium Affiliation: INRAE, France

George Paraskevakos

Title: All Biotic Trends, Developments and Challenges: An IPA Synopsis Affiliation: International Probiotics Association – IPA, Canada

Bentley Shuster

Title: The Benefits, Strategy, and Challenges of Using Genetic Engineering for Product Development Affiliation: Scientific Affairs, ZBiotics

Alojz Bomba

Title: Optimizing the Functionality of the Gut Microbiome Affiliation: ARCOBIOME – Advanced research centre of Microbiome, Slovakia

Koen Venema

Title: Data-visualization and Storytelling with Relevance to Microbiota Research - the Application of AI Affiliation: Beneficial Microbes® Consultancy, the Netherlands
Sin-Hyeog Im

Sin-Hyeog im

Title: Host and Probiotics Cross-talk Affiliation: Former President of IPC, POSTECH & ImmunoBiome, South Korea

Maria Rescigno

Title: Oncology, Microbiota and Biotics Affiliation: Humanitas University, Italy

Frank Stassen

Title: The Interaction between Bacteria-Derived Membrane Vesicles and the Host Affiliation: Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Jiří Hrdý

Title: Potential Use of Probiotic Strain of Escherichia coli O83:K24:H31 to Prevent Colitis Development Affiliation: First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Czechia

Programme Selection

DAY 1, June 18

  • Metabolomic Session
  • Antibiotics Produced by Gut Microbiota
  • Phages
  • Next Gen Probiotics
  • Genome Sequencing
  • Simulating and Modeling
  • AI in Probiotic Research
  • Immunology Session
  • Bacteriocins and Antimicrobials

DAY 2, June 19

  • Postbiotics are (Not) Dead
  • Microvesicles
  • ILSI Session
  • Maternal and Vaginal Health
  • Prebiotics
  • Cognition
  • Beyond Gut: Holomicrobiome
  • Probiotic Applications in Pharma, Food, Fermentation, Space
  • Animal Health Symposium

DAY 3, June 20

  • IPA Industry Session
  • Market Developments
  • Technology Developments
  • Regulatory Session
  • Feed Additives
  • EFSA’s Risk Assesment
  • United Kingdom Registration Process and Challenges
  • Young Scientist Awards
  • Best Poster Awards




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