ISAPP Newsletter – December 2021
With 2021 coming to an end, ISAPP Executive Science Officer Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders reflects on the major developments of the past year and looks at what's in store for ISAPP in 2022.
In another post, we feature a Q&A about a European regulatory opinion pertaining to pasteurized Akkermansia muciniphila.
The next two posts cover vaginal health and the microbiota: first, a post from one of our Students and Fellows Association members on novel probiotics for bacterial vaginosis in South African women, and second, an update from Prof. Sarah Lebeer’s exciting citizen science project on the vaginal microbiota in participants from Belgium.
Prof. Bob Hutkins offers a 40-year perspective on how research on fermented foods and awareness of fermented foods have advanced. And Prof. Hutkins will co-present with Prof. Kelly Swanson in an upcoming ISAPP webinar on the topic of synbiotics, January 28th. Find out how to register for this free event below.
Our featured resource is our top-viewed video of the year on our YouTube channel: “What is a probiotic?”
A note for members of ISAPP's Students and Fellows Association (SFA): remember that abstract submission for the ISAPP annual meeting in Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, is open until December 23, 2021. Find out more here.
ISAPP wishes all of you a wonderful 2022!