RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATION OF PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS IN HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH
An increasing awareness of the importance of the role different bacterial ecosystems play with regards to human health has led to a surge in research, publications and companies in the microbiome and probiotic space. As changes in our lifestyle and the growth of multi-drug resistant bacterial strains have also increased the need for better solutions and management of chronic and life-threatening illnesses, microbiome and probiotic research is one of the most scientifically important and potentially lucrative avenues to be exploring. There is mounting evidence that selected probiotic strains can confer health benefits to us, especially with regards to digestive diseases and pediatric health. Further research into mechanisms of action for particular strains, large-cohort clinical trials, and compliance with good manufacturing practice and standards will result in the next generation of probiotic products to ultimately advance both patient and animal care.
As part of our worldwide microbiome series we are co-locating the European Probiotics Congress with the 4th European Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum. Both events will be held on April 3-4, 2017 at the historic Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre in central Amsterdam.
Nutrients is pleased to support the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition. The abstract submissions are now open and will close on 30 June. Abstracts presented at the conference will be published in Nutrients as a conference report. In addition, conference delegates are invited to submit their presentations in the form of a full manuscript for publication in a Special Issue of the journal. Full manuscripts will be subjected to the usual peer-review process, but those that are accepted for publication will be published for a discounted publication fee of CHF800, which represents a 50% discount off the usual CHF1600 fee.
Nutrients is also pleased to sponsor the student oral and poster presentation prizes for the conference. Each prize will consist of a certificate, AUD$500 cash, and an invitation for the winners to publish their data as a manuscript in Nutrients free of charge.