9de International Yakult Symposium

Het 9de International Yakult Symposium vond dit jaar plaats op 19 en 20 april 2018 in Gent.

Wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar de microbiota krijgt vandaag de meeste aandacht. De nieuwe elementen die hieruit voortvloeiden moeten verder vertaald worden voor een beter begrip van de gezondheid en de mogelijke onevenwichten die tot ziektes kunnen leiden. Het laatste wetenschappelijk onderzoek wordt behandeld op dit International Yakult Symposium, waar internationaal gerenommeerde experten op het gebied van microbiota en probiotica hun recente bevindingen komen bespreken. Het is een unieke gelegenheid om de interactie van probiotica met de microbiota en de invloed op de gezondheid beter te begrijpen, en daarnaast ook collega’s en experten te ontmoeten.

Het volledige programma

Thursday 19th April, 2018

9:00     Open Registration and Poster Assembly

11:30    Lunch

12:30    Welcome

Dr Bart Degeest, Managing Director and Science Director Yakult Belgium

 

KEYNOTE LECTURE I

12:45    “You and your microbes and the use of population biobanks to understand their intricate relationship”

Prof Cisca Wijmenga, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

 

SESSION 1.

MICROBIOTA

13:25    Chair: Dr Gwen Falony, KU Leuven, Belgium

13:30    “The interaction of epigenetics and microbiota development”

Prof Torsten Plösch, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

14:00    “HuMiX, the Human-Microbial-Co-culture device”

Prof Paul Wilmes, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

14:30    “The microbiota and immune system in health and disease”

Prof Maria Rescigno, European Institute of Oncology, Italy

15:00    Tea & coffee break and poster viewing

 

SESSION 2.

STUDIES WITH Lactobacillus casei SHIROTA (LcS): WHAT DO THEY TELL US (…A broad spectrum of activities)

15:45    Chair: Dr Tomoyuki Sako, Yakult Central Institute, Japan

15:50    “Immunological effects of LcS: the basis for mechanistic explanations”

Dr Masanobu Nanno, Yakult Central Institute, Japan

16:20    “Can stress be managed through the gut? – A clinical study of examination stress on students”

Prof Kensei Nishida, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Japan

16:50    LcS studies (tentative)

 

FLASH TALKS (poster presentations)

17:20    Chair: Prof Luc de Vuyst, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

18:00    End of sessions

19:30    Pre-dinner drinks

20:00   Dinner at Brasserie De Oude Vismijn

Words from: Mr Hiroyasu Matsubara, Managing Director Yakult Europe B.V.

 

Friday 20th April, 2018

KEYNOTE LECTURE II

8:30     “Phages and probiotics: friends or foes?”

Prof Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland

 

SESSION 3.

THE GUT: CLOSELY LINKED TO OTHER ORGANS!

9:10     Chair: Prof Nathalie Delzenne, UC Leuven, Belgium

9:15     “The role of microbiota in the prevention and treatment of cancer”

Prof Julian Marchesi, Imperial College London, UK

9:45     “The gut and the liver: two of a kind? (metabolic potential, cross talk)”

Prof Ina Bergheim, University of Vienna, Austria

10:15    “The gut and the endocrine system: a peaceful combination?”

Prof Patrice Cani, UC Leuven, Belgium

10:45    Tea & coffee break and poster viewing

 

SESSION 4.

PROBIOTICS: FROM CLINICAL OBSERVATION TO MECHANISM

11:15    Chair: Prof Yvan Vandenplas, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

11:20    “Mechanisms of probiotic activities: the needle in the haystack or too many to understand?”

Prof Sarah Lebeer, University of Antwerp, Belgium

11:50    “The epithelial barrier: that is where it all starts! (infection, obesity, inflammation, translocation, …)”

Prof Jan Wehkamp, University of Tübingen, Germany

12:20    “Modelling the gut microbiome in vitro to assess food intervention efficacy and mode of action”

Prof Tom Van de Wiele, Ghent University, Belgium

 

POSTER PRIZE AWARDS

12:50    Chair: Dr Tomoyuki Sako, Yakult Central Institute, Japan

13:10    Closing remarks

Dr Bruno Pot, Science Director, Yakult Europe B.V.

13:20    Lunch

14:30    End of International Yakult Symposium