ISAPP Newsletter – June 2021
The ISAPP 2021 virtual annual meeting, held June 1-3, 2021, had over 350 live participants joining to hear about topics including novel prebiotics, probiotic-centered interventions for viral diseases and multiple perspectives on postbiotics. Next week, look for recordings of many of the talks on the ISAPP website. Don’t miss the next ISAPP event that is open to all: a mini-symposium on gut fungi and their role in human health, scheduled for July 1st.
Above you'll see our new logo, which was unveiled at the annual meeting. ISAPP's new look reflects the evolution of the organization and reinforces the message that we are dedicated to bringing together science, microbes and health. Read more about it below.
In this newsletter we also share some important announcements from our annual meeting: Prof. Glenn Gibson, longtime ISAPP board member and co-creator of the prebiotic concept, is retiring from the ISAPP board and turning his attention to other pursuits. He has left his mark on the organization in so many ways.
Check out the two winners of ISAPP’s inaugural early career researcher prize in the blog post below. Congratulations to Irina Spacova, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Car Reen Kok, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA.
A new blog post summarizes a recent members-only webinar on the ‘biotics’ definitions, offering a summary of the main points and a list of concepts that require further discussion.
We also share a blog post highlighting the role that pharmacists can play in probiotic recommendations to consumers. If you’re a pharmacist, please sign up for our pharmacists’ newsletter here to receive educational resources and updates on probiotics and related substances.
ISAPP would like to thank the members of the Students and Fellows Association (SFA) who presented their exciting work at the ISAPP annual meeting! In a blog post below, SFA executive member Daragh Hill shares her experience of finishing a PhD during the COVID-19 pandemic.