ISAPP Newsletter – July 2021
Earlier this month ISAPP was pleased to explore the potential role of fungal microorganisms in human health by hosting a webinar on the human mycobiome with talks by experts in the field. If you didn’t catch it live, you can view the recording here.
In this newsletter, we share a post by ISAPP board member and co-author of the postbiotics definition, Dr. Gabriel Vinderola, explaining why postbiotics are not just dead probiotics. Then another board member, Prof. Colin Hill, delves into what constitutes a ‘health benefit to the host' -- a question that emerged from a previous ISAPP webinar. We also share an important analysis on the quality of probiotic products for vulnerable populations.
The next blog post introduces you to our new board member, Dr. Anisha Wijeyesekera! We look forward to her participation in ISAPP activities over the coming years.
Check out our two newest infographics: one describing the recently published definition of postbiotics, and the other summarizing the key points of all 5 ISAPP scientific consensus definitions. You are free to use this and other ISAPP resources subject to the conditions outlined here.
In ISAPP Students and Fellows Association (SFA) news, as of July 2021, recent PhD graduate Dr. Daragh Hill (APC Microbiome, Ireland) will be taking over as President of the ISAPP SFA! The Executive Committee thanks Anna-Ursula Happel (University of Cape Town, South Africa) for three years of stupendous leadership in her role of previous President. Join us in thanking these early career scientists on twitter by tagging @ISAPPSFA