ISAPP Newsletter – September 19, 2020
The big news for ISAPP in the past month was the much-anticipated publication of the scientific consensus definition of “synbiotics” in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology. A group of eleven experts from different areas of expertise collaborated on the publication—which helps establish a foundation for studying synbiotics and their health benefits in the years to come.
This newsletter also features a summary of a scientific issue that has taken on greater importance in the context of this global pandemic: the relationship of the resident microbiota to viral infections. Also see our blog post covering what’s new in infant formula ingredients and technologies, including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics; and read about a recent webinar on probiotic mechanisms of action, presented by ISAPP and ILSI.
Finally, by special request, we share a presentation from our virtual annual meeting: Prof. Jens Walter of APC Microbiome Ireland speaking on Precision microbiome modulation through discrete chemical carbohydrate structures.