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About BMC2018


BMC2018 – the 7th Beneficial Microbes Conference – will provide an overview of the latest scientific results and future developments related to pre- and probiotics and their importance to human and animal health across the lifespan.

A great programme aiming to define gaps, needs, and opportunities for pre- and probiotics applications over the lifespan has been arranged. Internationally renowned speakers will present their latest research results on pre- and probiotics and the gut microbiome, the microbiome beyond the gut, the microbiota-gut-brain axis, and more.

BMC2018 will also pay special attention to the emerging research area of the mycobiome and the virome. Most research on the human microbiome in healthy and diseased states has focused on the bacterial component, but the mycobiome and the virome are beginning to gain recognition as a fundamental part of our microbiome.

Finally, BMC2018 presents a new creative format: Pre- and probiotic research in humans and animals– “the battle” . How to look at pre- and probiotic research from different perspectives? In a dedicated session, specific topics will be presented and discussed from both a human and an animal perspective. By crossing the line between research on pre- and probiotics in health and disease of humans and animals, we can learn from each other and get an understanding of the differences and/or similarities.

The members of the Advisory Committee are looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam! We aim at a networking meeting to create new initiatives for the customised application of pre- and probiotics in food, feed and healthcare.

On behalf of the Advisory Committee,

Prof. Koen Venema
Conference chair