Theme: Probiotics in Advanced: A New Revolution of Body Immune System
Welcome Message from the Scientific Committee of Probiotics
I am delighted to invite you to attend the Probiotics, Functional and Baby Foods conference to be held in Valencia, Spain during November 3-5, 2015. During the last decade or so, we have observed remarkable advances in improving our understanding of the microbiome composition and how "good microorganisms," and various probiotic and functional and baby food products based on those microorganisms, can help us improve the quality of our lives. The conference offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the most recent advances in various disciplines related to probiotic nutrition and health. The theme of Probiotics-2015 is “Probiotics in Advanced: A New Revolution of Body Immune System” and it is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of various important topics ranging from basic introduction to probiotics to their applications in aquaculture practices, dairy technology, veterinary medicine, and pediatric nutrition. The presentations from some of the top scientists and industry leaders in the field are expected to range from discussions concerning the basics of the fermentation processes and probiotic production, to some very exciting and perhaps even futuristic ideas about how probiotics can affect baby development and behavior, improve our overall well-being (including by enhancing our immune system), and delay aging. I am particularly pleased that the conference will host a special presentation about bacteriophages - “good” bacteriolytic viruses that are rapidly gaining attention as a new class of probiotics or phagebiotics for gently fine-tuning the gastrointestinal microbiota, by specifically targeting "bad" bacteria in the gut without affecting the normal microflora. Therefore, phage-based technology offers an exciting opportunity to develop products that can be invaluable in "engineering" the gut microbiota by the most natural and safe, yet very effective and specific, approach imaginable. The potential applications of this technology for the “probiotic” industry could be very broad and significant. The conference is designed to attract worldwide scientists engaged in probiotic research and product development – and, as such, it presents an excellent opportunity to network and explore various avenues for enhancing your research by identifying new partners to explore new ideas and develop new groundbreaking products for nutrition, baby foods, and probiotics. I encourage you to join us in Valencia and explore what both the conference and this exciting city have to offer. I look forward to meeting you in Valencia in November!
Alexander Sulakvelidze, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research & Development, and Chief Scientific Officer
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Member of the Organizing Committee
4th International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics, Functional and Baby Foods November 3-5, 2015, Valencia, Spain..
Omics International welcomes you to The 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics, Functional and Baby Foods to be held on November 03-05, 2015 at Valencia, Spain. Valencia or València, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The theme of Probiotics 2015 is “Probiotics in Advanced: A New Revolution of Body Immune System.” Omics International organizes 1000+ Global events every year across the globe with support from 1000+ more scientific societies and Publishes 500 Open access journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.
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Probiotics Congress welcome all the delegates and their guests to Valencia, Spain for the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics, Functional and Baby Foods that will take place from November 03-05, 2015. This is Probiotics largest event devoted to the all the world class eminent persons in the field of Probiotics and it will give participants a platform to exchange ideas, discover novel opportunities, reacquaint with colleagues, meet new friends, and broaden their knowledge. The conference will held at the which is going to be held at Valencia, Spain.
Probiotics Events will be a landmark event for the establishment of collaborations and direct knowledge distribution among scientists and researchers exploring the field of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Food Technology and Nutrition.
Probiotics Conferences will provide a perfect platform to all the Doctors, Researchers Business Delegates and Scientists to approach and deliver all the attendees about the latest scientific advancements.
Probiotics Meetings welcome you to the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics, Functional and Baby Foods. The meeting organizers have assembled a terrific slate of speakers and scientific sessions . It is a particularly exciting time to be involved in this meeting as we are seeing rapid advances in Probiotics, Food Science and Nutrition fileds. We encourage everyone to come ready to ask questions, participate and make new collaborations. Have safe travels and see you in Valencia, Spain.
Probiotics 2015 is a three day event that provides a perfect platform for Researchers, Academicians, Industrial Delegates, Students, Care Givers, Common Food Industries and other players to gain the latest information on topics of current research.
More than 90 percent of the total is attributed to food, beverage and dietary supplements. Industry estimates state that the global retail market for probiotics is estimated at $32 billion and is expected to grow to $45 billion in 2018. Europe is one of the key consumers of probiotic products, with consumer awareness levels much higher than North America.
The previous conferences on Probiotics & Functional Foods (Probiotics 2012, Probiotics 2013 and Probiotics 2014) which were held at USA and Italy have been universally acclaimed by eminent scientists all over the world. This conference aims to serve as a catalyst for the facilitating further advancement in Probiotics and Functional Foods by creating an ad hoc environment.
Track 1: Introduction to Probiotics
Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. The term probiotic is currently used to name ingested microorganism associated with beneficial effects to humans and animals. Probiotics are normally consumed in fermented foods with active live cultures such as yogurt. Studies on the medical benefits of probiotics have yet to reveal a cause-effect relationship, and their medical effectiveness has yet to be conclusively proven for most of the studies conducted thus far. Nutritional properties of probiotics foods on human health and nutrition are increasingly recognized by health professionals. Recent scientific work on the properties and functionality of living micro-organisms in food have suggested that probiotics play an important role in immunological, digestive and respiratory functions, and that they could have a significant effect on the alleviation of infectious diseases in children and other high-risk groups. In parallel, the number and type of probiotic foods and drinks that are available to consumers, and marketed as having health benefits, has increased considerably. Your intestines are home to 500 million bacteria, some good and some bad. Recent research suggests that the more good bacteria in your gut, the stronger your immune system will be. Probiotics are often referred to as “good bacteria”—they help the body absorb important vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, chromium, and vitamins A, D, E, and K, just to name a few. Work these probiotic foods into your eating routine to boost your intestinal—and overall—health. Popular Probiotic foods and beverages are dark chocolate contains probiotics and antioxidants to keep your stomach healthy and your sweet tooth satisfied and a popular Korean side dish, kimchi is fermented and pickled cabbage that can be very spicy. Filled with vitamins, calcium, and probiotics it’s an excellent and hot way to stay healthy and also soy naturally contains some probiotic benefits, but new soy milk products on the market have added extra live cultures. Probiotics and Prebiotics are as a bioactive component of functional food. Probiotics and prebiotics on human health, especially in the immunomodulation effect, an advantageous effect on the digestive system, antitumor activity and a possible therapeutic and prophylactic effect on cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
Track 2: Microbes as a Probiotics
Many types of bacteria are classified as probiotics. They all have different benefits, but most come from two groups. Lactobacillus this may be the most common probiotic. It’s the one you’ll find in yogurt and other fermented foods. Different strains can help with diarrhea and may help with people who can’t digest lactose, the sugar in milk. Bifidobacterium can also find it in some dairy products. It may help ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Streptococcus is not just bad bacteria that cause disease, but they are also probiotic bacteria for disease prevention. Some of these bacteria are probiotics, some are more-or-less neutral but will take advantage of an opportunity to cause infection, and some of them can be called “bad bacteria” that can make us seriously sick if we are at all compromised. The point of even discussing them is so that you will be able to appreciate how subtle genetic differences between microbes can determine if one is a probiotic and one is a pathogen (disease-causing organism). Also, you can appreciate how important prevention of disease is, and see that probiotics play a role in that prevention. Probiotics are viable microorganisms that are increasingly used for treatment of a variety of diseases. Occasionally, however, probiotics may have adverse clinical effects, including septicemia. Here we examined the role of the intestinal microbiota and the adaptive immune system in preventing translocation of probiotics (e.g. Escherichia coli Nissle). Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 depends on intestinal microbiota and adaptive immunity of the host. Saccharomyces boulardii is a microorganism which differs greatly from the well-known probiotic species such as acidophilus. Saccharomyces boulardii is actually a natural yeast, originally extracted from the lychee fruit. Saccharomyces boulardii is used in the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal disorders.
Track 3 Types of Probiotics
Recombinant probiotics can be successfully tailored as antimicrobials and gene therapy vectors, for delivery of vaccines and other therapeutics. For future progress with genetically modified probiotics, establishing the criteria for assessment of environmental safety and tracing the fate of recombinant DNA in vitro and in vivo are of great importance. However, these modified microorganisms have a great potential to address novel approaches to prevention and treatment of different human and animal pathological conditions. Recombinant probiotics used for treatment and prevention of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli diarrhea. Many microbial pathogens, including those responsible for major enteric infections, exploit oligosaccharides that are displayed on the surface of host cells as receptors for toxins and adhesins. Blocking crucial ligand–receptor interactions is therefore a promising therapeutic strategy. One approach is to express molecular mimics of host receptors on the surface of harmless recombinant bacteria that can survive in the gut. Designer probiotics are used for prevention of enteric infections. These 'designer probiotics' bind bacterial toxins in the gut lumen with very high avidity, thereby preventing disease. Prebiotic foods are like fuel for good bacteria. They have certain fibrous carbohydrates that nourish the good bacteria to help it to grow. This process helps build a healthy microbiome, which is our defense system against toxins we encounter from animal products, the environment, poor quality tap-water, and common yeast and viruses or other types of fungi. The term synbiotic is used when a product contains both probiotics and prebiotics. Because the word alludes to synergism, this term should be reserved for products in which the prebiotic compound selectively favors the probiotic compound. In this strict sense, a product containing oligofructose and probiotic bifidobacteria would fulfill the definition, whereas a product containing oligofructose and a probiotic Lactobacillus casei strain would not. However, one might argue that synergism is attained in vivo by ingestion of lactobacilli on the one hand and promotion of indigenous bifidobacteria on the other hand. A symbiotic product exerts both a prebiotic and probiotic effect.
Track 4: Probiotics and Paediatric Nutrition
Probiotics plays an important role in children. Adding probiotics to children’s diets may have some potential in treating viral diarrhea and preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Probiotic intervention strategies in paediatric practice - The potential health effects of normal gut microbiota have to be demonstrated by well controlled clinical and nutritional studies in which lactobacilli or bifidobacteria are used as dietary supplements for the nutritional management of various gastrointestinal infectious and inflammatory diseases, or for reducing the risk of these diseases. Modern nutrition for the modern child - The basic foundation of nutrition lies in a healthy, balanced diet to meet the needs for growth and development in children. In addition, a disease state may impose specific requirements for energy and nutrients, a deficiency of these may contribute to a deterioration of nutritional status and growth failure in children. Beyond this function in the prevention of direct diet-related deficiencies, the role of diet has changed as the science of nutrition has evolved. Research interest in paediatric nutrition is currently directed towards improvement of the defined physiologic functions (beyond the nutritional impact of food), including the potential to reduce the risk of disease. This is also the focus for probiotic research. Probiotics in prevention of acute diarrhoea- Probiotics may have preventive or therapeutic effects on diarrhea of various etiologies. Role of probiotics in allergic diseases.
Track 5: Health Benefits of Probiotics
Elimination of lactose intolerance by using probiotics to there is a cure for lactose intolerance, Ingestion of certain active strains may help lactose-intolerant individuals tolerate more lactose than they would otherwise have tolerated. Probiotics help move food through your gut. Researchers are still trying to figure out which are best for certain health problems. Some common conditions they treat are Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Antihypertensive and hypocholesterolemic properties, Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites), Anti-diarrheal properties, Antidiabetic and anticarcinogenic properties. Probiotics are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status and safety concerns. Species from the genus Enterococcus have been used as probiotic for humans or animals, although this genus is not considered "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS). While enterococci are considered "positive" in food technology, isolates of this genus have emerged as opportunistic pathogens for the humans. The aim of this review is to summarize the characteristics that can determine the use of this genus as probiotics. According to the guidelines used to define the genus Enterococcus strains as probiotic a case-by-case evaluation of each potential technological strain is presented and research perspectives for using enterococci as probiotic is also discussed.
Track 6: Novel Applications of Probiotics
Novel applications of live bacteria in food services probiotics and protective cultures. Probiotic organisms are claimed to offer several functional properties including stimulation of immune system. Probiotics improves Immune system. Probiotics has many Nutritional and medical benefits as they are used in the Prevention and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Recent studies proves that Intestinal bacteria that have been genetically modified to secrete appetite supressing metabolites could help battle obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to initial findings in mice. Oral probiotics are live bacteria that are similar (or identical) to the beneficial microorganisms found naturally in the oral cavity. The addition of oral probiotics to an oral care regimen can restore the natural balance of beneficial bacteria, which can be depleted by diet, stress, medication, illness or other factors. Oral probiotics support tooth and gum health, whiten teeth and freshen breath. Oragenics has developed oral probiotics for humans and for pets. Potential of probiotics as biotherapeutic agents targeting the innate immune system. Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri biofilms produce antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory factors. Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri forms biofilms. Probiotics play a major role in helping to maintain hormonal balance in women of all ages, from the menstruating years all the way through to the post-menopausal years.
Track 7: Food Technology
Food technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods. Food science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; the causes of food deterioration; and the concepts underlying food processing. Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food. Related fields include analytical chemistry, biotechnology, engineering, nutrition, quality control, and food safety management. Microbial populations may refer to the number of vegetative cells existing in food product or to the number of microbial spores in a given mass of a food. Rapid detection and identification of food-borne pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria is a matter of literally vital importance for the victims of food poisoning. Conventional methods take time – in some cases up to 7-10 days for confirmed identification. Inhibition assays with BIA using antibodies specific for known pathogens offers faster identification with fewer false positives than most of the methods available on the market today The detection and enumeration of pathogens in food and on surfaces that come into contact with food are an important component of any integrated program to ensure the safety of foods throughout the food supply chain. Food engineering is a multidisciplinary field of applied physical sciences which combines science, microbiology, and engineering education for food and related industries. Vitamins are organic substances (made by plants or animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from the earth; soil and water and are absorbed by plants. Animals and humans absorb minerals from the plants they eat. Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamins and minerals, have a unique role to play in maintaining your health. Food poisoning is the illness resulting from eating food or drinking water containing poisonous substances including bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or toxins. The term Single Cell Protein (SCP) refers to the dried microbial cells or total protein extracted from pure microbial cell culture (Algae, bacteria, filamentous fungi, yeasts), which can be used as food supplement to humans (Food Grade) or animals (Feed grade). Probiotics may seem new to the food and supplement industry, but they have been with us from our first breath. Probiotics serves as a source of functional and medical food.
Track 8: Dairy Technology
Probiotic Dairy Products looks at advancements in the dairy industry and reviews the latest scientific developments in regard to the ‘functional’ aspects of dairy and fermented milk products and their ingredients. Microbial metabolism is the means by which a microbe obtains the energy and nutrients (e.g. carbon) it needs to live and reproduce. Microbes use many different types of metabolic strategies and species can often be differentiated from each other based on metabolic characteristics. Pasteurization is a process of heating beverages, such as milk, beer, wine, or cider, or solid foods, such as cheese or crab meat, to destroy harmful or undesirable microorganisms or to limit the rate of fermentation by the application of controlled heat. In the United States, most probiotic products are either foods or dietary supplements. A few probiotics are marketed as medical foods. Although fermented dairy products such as yogurt and kefir are typically associated with delivery of “beneficial cultures”, the types of foods claiming to deliver probiotics has expanded to include granola and candy bars, frozen yogurt, cereal, juice and cookies.
Track 9: Probiotics in Aqua culture
Probiotics have been widely used in livestock rearing, have also recently been applied to aquaculture to elevate the production. Probiotics can also improve water quality and pond management. This review summarizes the current understanding the use of probiotics in aquaculture, including the mechanism of probiotics, and describes their application, and prospects and difficulties associated with their use in aquaculture. This review includes general knowledge of probiotics from previous studies and evaluates the efficacy of probiotics in aquaculture. Research in probiotics for aquaculture such as finfish and shell fish culture is at an early stage of development and much work is still needed. There is an urgent need in aquaculture to develop microbial control strategies, since disease outbreaks are recognized as important constraints to aquaculture production and trade and since the development of antibiotic resistance has become a matter of growing concern. One of the alternatives to antimicrobials in disease control could be the use of probiotic bacteria as microbial control agents. Ecological aquaculture is an “alternative path” that demonstrates profitable production but also for the multiple sources of social-ecological revenues possible from aquaculture ecosystems. There are many applications of probiotics in aquaculture as the microorganisms present in the aquatic environment are in direct contact with the animals, with the gills and with the food supplied, having easy access to the digestive tract of the animal. Among the microorganisms present in the aquatic environment are potentially pathogenic microorganisms, which are opportunists, i.e., they take advantage of some animal's stress situation (high density, poor nutrition) to cause infections, worsening in zootechnical performance and even death. For this reason, the use of probiotics for aquatic organisms aims not only the direct benefit to the animal, but also their effect on the farming environment.
Track 10: Probiotics in Veterinary Medicine
Probiotics are used in animal production to improve performance, there are only few results available on the immune modulating effects of pro- and prebiotics in human and veterinary medicine. Veterinary use of probiotics is not limited to just dogs and cats. The intestinal bacteria of Guinea pigs and rabbits are uniquely sensitive to antibiotics. Following antibiotic treatment, overgrowth of a bad bacteria known as Clostridium occurs. The AMC’s exotic pet specialists commonly prescribe a probiotic containing yeast from tropical fruits, Saccharomyces boulardii, to combat this problem. Veterinary use of probiotics is not limited to just dogs and cats. The intestinal bacteria of Guinea pigs and rabbits are uniquely sensitive to antibiotics. Following antibiotic treatment, overgrowth of a bad bacteria known as Clostridium occurs. The AMC’s exotic pet specialists commonly prescribe a probiotic containing yeast from tropical fruits, Saccharomyces boulardii, to combat this problem. A range of probiotics for dogs which can help to restore the natural balance of digestion in dogs available in syringes, powders, tablets and paste. Dog probiotics and dog prebiotics help digestion in your dog. Potential Benefits of adding probiotics and prebiotics to Horse feeds are improved gut health, Improved feed efficiency, Improved digestion. Use of Probiotics in poultry have potential to reduce enteric disease in poultry and subsequent contamination of poultry products. Clinical studies in the human literature have demonstrated that the administration of specific probiotic bacterial strains can be useful in the prevention and/or treatment in a subset of patients with specific GI disorders. While the clinical efficacy of probiotics is not yet well elucidated in veterinary medicine, initial results suggest that probiotics can be a useful treatment adjunct for veterinary patients. Probiotic supplementations have been successful in the prevention and treatment of acute gastroenteritis, treatment of IBD, and prevention of allergy in Pets. Benefits probiotics for animals provide an increased natural resistance to infectious disease in the gastrointestinal tract and a first line of defense against disease, prevention of dangerous fungal over growth, reduction or elimination of some allergic reactions and optimized digestive processes, allowing maximum nutritional benefit from food and more.
Track 11: Probiotics Role in Control of Diseases
Probiotics are believed to aid in the treatment or prevention of disease by modifying the balance of gastrointestinal (GI) microflora or modulating the host’s immune response. Probiotics plays an important role in controlling of diseases like Gastrointestinal disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The gut microbiome is the term given to describe the vast collection of symbiotic microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal system and their collective interacting genomes. Recent studies have suggested that the gut microbiome performs numerous important biochemical functions for the host, and disorders of the microbiome are associated with many and diverse human disease processes. Microbial diversity encompasses the spectrum of variability among all types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses and many more) in the natural world and as altered by human intervention. Probiotics can protect the intestinal barrier to reduce bacterial translocation and have potential systemic anti-inflammatory properties. Probiotics and Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is the major cause of cardiovascular diseases, which are the top ten leading causes of death worldwide. Probiotics has the potential in improving atherogenesis by its anti-inflammatory effects and gut microbiota modulation thus may be used as a cheap and non-invasive alternative that brings significant health benefits. Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes are major public health challenges. Recently, interest has surged regarding the possible role of the intestinal microbiota as potential novel contributors to the increased prevalence of these disorders.
Track 12: Microbial Fermentation
Microbial selection of polyphosphate-accumulating bacteria in activated sludge wastewater treatment processes for enhanced biological phosphate removal. Microbial metabolism is the means by which a microbe obtains the energy and nutrients (e.g. carbon) it needs to live and reproduce. Fermentation in food processing is the conversion of carbohydrates to alcohols and carbon dioxide or organic acids using yeasts, bacteria, or a combination thereof, under anaerobic conditions. Enzymology is the branch of biology that deals with the chemistry, biochemistry, and effects of enzymes. Screening allows the discarding of many valueless microorganisms, at the same time it allows the easy detection of the useful microorganisms that are present in the population in very less number. Microbial Biochemistry covers the principles and importance of microbes, their growth as well as their effects on our environment at large and human health in particular. Biotechnology is the exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc. Nanobiotechnology, bionanotechnology, and nanobiology are terms that refer to the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. The interface of biotechnology and nanotechnology lies Nanobiotechnology. Biochemical engineering biotechnology engineering/bioprocess engineering is a branch of chemical engineering that mainly deals with the design and construction of unit processes that involve biological organisms or molecules, such as bioreactors. Its applications are in the petrochemical industry, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and water treatment industries.
- Introduction to Probiotics
- Microbes as a Probiotics
- Types of probiotics
- Probiotics and Paediatric Nutrition
- Health Benefits of Probiotics
- Novel Applications of Probiotics
- Food Technology
- Dairy Technology
- Probiotics in Aquaculture Practices
- Probiotics in Veterinary Medicine
- Probiotics Role in Control of Diseases
- Microbial Fermentation
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