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The Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) in association with Amity University, Kolkata, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) and the Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Sciences, Kolkata will be organizing the 9th India Probiotic Symposium on 24th and 25th November 2018 in Kolkata. The venue for the symposium is Amity University, Kolkata.

The symposium is an initiative of the Foundation to share the latest findings in the area of gut microbiota and probiotics that have a major impact on human health. The symposium will also aim to encourage research and innovation in the area by motivating young scientists to take their ideas to the next stage of realization.

Scientific Programme

Probiotic Association of India (PAi) in association with the Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) celebrates Dr. Elie Metchnikoff Day on 15th May 2018 at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

The Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) organised the Foundation Day Guest lecture on 15th February 2018 at The Eros Hotel, Nehru Place, New Delhi. The lecture on “ The contribution of Probiotics to Health” was given by Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders, Founding President and Executive Science Officer International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) who is an authority in the area.

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Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders

Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD is a consultant in the area of probiotic microbiology. She works internationally with food and supplement companies to develop new probiotic products and offers perspective on paths to scientific substantiation of probiotic product label claims. Through numerous written, oral and video pieces, including a website,, she strives to provide objective, evidencebased information on probiotics for consumers and professionals. She is the current chair of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Probiotics Expert Panel, collaborates on clinical studies to validate probiotic safety and efficacy, has served on GRAS determination panels, participated in the working group convened by the FAO/WHO that developed guidelines for probiotics, and served on the World Gastroenterology Organization Guidelines Committee preparing practice guidelines for the use of probiotics and prebiotics for gastroenterologists. She has published on efficacy substantiation, microbiology and regulatory issues pertaining to probiotics. Dr. Sanders serves as Executive Science Officer for the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (, where she works with academic and industry scientists to advance the science, promote evidence-based clinical use, and improve consumer understanding of probiotics and prebiotics. She lives in Centennial, Colorado.

Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation instituted the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize the outstanding contribution of stalwarts to the science and profession of Probiotics and Gut Microbiota

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