Programme

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Monday, 11 June 2012

12-13  Registration

13:00  Opening
Prof. Seppo Salminen, FFF, Finland

Technology of probiotics and prebiotics (Chair Prof. Seppo Salminen, FFF)

13:15  Overview of Technology Developments in Probiotic Field
Dr. Catherine Stanton, Teagasc, Ireland

14:00  Enhancing Probiotic Stability in Industrial Processes
Dr. Miguel Gueimonde, IPLA, Spain

14:30  Technological Properties: Fructophilic lactic acid bacteria
Dr. Akihito Endo, FFF, Finland

15:00  Coffee and Posters

15:30  Probiotics and Prebiotics – Importance of Branding
Dr. Ross Crittenden, Valio Oy, Finland

16-17  Debate on Viability of Probiotics
Chair Dr. Sampo Lahtinen, DuPont Nutrition and Health, Finland

17:00  Poster Presentations

Rheology, microstructure and sensorial properties of probiotic yoghurts containing fiber from passion fruit by-product
Prof. Assoc. Maricê N. Oliveira
Dept. of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, São Paulo University, Brazil

Fermented milk containing Lactobacillus GG alleviated DSS-induced colitis in mice and activated epidermal growth factor receptor and Akt signaling in intestinal epithelial cells
Dr. Fang He, Takanashi Milk Products Co, Japan

Characterization of the gut microbiota of healthy adults experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms related to cereal-based food products
MSc. Johanna Maukonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

17:45  Prof. Seppo Salminen
Closing the day 1.

19:00 Reception of the City of Turku, Museum ship Suomen Joutsen (street address Linnankatu 72)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Intestinal microbiota and probiotics
(Chair Prof. Hannu Mykkänen, U. Eastern Finland)

9:00    Asian Microbiome Project: The basal microbiota profile of healthy Asian youngsters
Dr. Yuan Kun Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore

10:00  Probiotics and IBS
Prof. Riitta Korpela, U. Helsinki, Finland

10:30  Probiotics and Atherosclerosis - a New Challenge?
Dr. Hani El Nezami, U. Hong Kong and U. Eastern Finland, China/Finland         

11:00  Coffee and Posters

11:30  Gut Microbiota and Infant Distress
Prof. Erika Isolauri, U. Turku, Finland

12:00  Relationships between Human ABO Blood Group Status and Gastrointestinal Microbiota
Dr. Harri Mäkivuokko, Finnish Red Cross, Blood Service

12:30 Defining Intestinal Microbiota for Developing Probiotics
Dr. Maria Carmen Collado, IATA, Spain

13:00  Lunch break and Posters

14:15  Probiotics and Dental Caries
Dr. Eva Söderling, U. Turku, Finland

Prebiotics (Chair Dr. Maria Saarela, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

14:45  Prebiotic Developments
Dr. Arthur Ouwehand, DuPont Nutrition and Health, Finland

15:00  Novel Prebiotics
Dr. Sari Mäkelä, FFF and Institute of Biomedicine, U. Turku, Finland

15:30  Coffee and Posters

16:00  Round Table of Probiotic and Prebiotic Health Claims
Chair Prof. Seppo Salminen,  FFF
Participants: Dr. Leng Heng, EFSA, Dr. Essi Sarkkinen, Foodfiles, Finland and
Dr. Ross Crittenden, Valio Oy, Finland

17:00  Closing the day 2
Prof. Seppo Salminen

Congress Dinner (departure at 19:30 with m/s Lily, Street address Läntinen Rantakatu 35)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Nutrition economics (Chair Prof. Seppo Salminen)

9:00    Nutrition Economics          
Dr. Irene Lenoir-Wijnkoop, Danone, The Netherlands

9:45    Nutrition Economic Evaluation of Allergy Treatment in Infants and Children
Dr. Soili Alanne, University of Turku, Finland

10:15 Economist’s View on Nutrition and Health Benefits
Dr. Aki Koponen, University of Turku, Finland

10:45  Closing the Symposium

            Prof. Seppo Salminen, FFF, Finland
University of Turku

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