Gregor Reid with the Tukwamuane Yogurt mamas in Mwanza, Tanzania outside their community kitchen

Our Mission

To advance scientific excellence in probiotics and prebiotics

ISAPP observes World Digestive Health Day, May 29, 2014. ISAPP collaborated with the World Gastroenterology Organisation to prepare educational materials, including guidelines on choosing a probiotic and prebiotic, the WGO Handbook on Gut Microbes and informative videos. Go to educational materials.


ISAPP Activities


April 23, 2015

The Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative, a program by Danone Institute International announces a competitive research grant focused on the role of yogurt in the prevention and management non-communicable diseases. One grant of $30,000 USD will be awarded. The deadline for submission is 1st September 2015. Information


April 13, 2015

ISAPP is co-sponsoring a symposium to be held May 8, 2015, at the world’s first microbial zoo, Micopia (in Amsterdam). The focus is on the female microbiota. Clinicians will frame current obstacles in women's health: STIs and vaginal infections, reproduction and infant development, breast-related conditions, and changes during menopause. Scientists will share their perspectives on the vaginal microbiota and women's health/disease, especially focusing on manipulation of the vaginal microbiota, probiotics, real-time sequencing, and existing biomarkers for vaginal health. The meeting will close with an expert panel and all participants to voice their concerns regarding the knowledge and state of the field of women's health and how to move forward. Information


February 12, 2015

EFSA Publishes Gut/Immune Health Claim Guidance. EFSA technical report aims to clarify requirements for gut and immune health claims on foods: Outcome of a public consultation on the discussion paper for the revision of the guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to gut and immune function. This document is open to public comment until 23 March 2015. Submit comments


February 3, 2015

IPA Europe Created. The Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) has joined with the International Probiotics Association (IPA) and Yoghurt Live Fermented Milks Association (YLFA) to create a European branch of the IPA. The new International Probiotics Association Europe (IPA Europe) expects to be better able to address policy issues facing the probiotic field in Europe. Announcement. 


May 19-21, 2015

ISAPP 2015 Annual Meeting will be held on the Georgetown University campus, Washington DC. This meeting is by-invitation, but limited registration to certain sessions will be possible for regulatory, academic and legal professionals in the DC area. More information.

Colin Hill (ISAPP President 2011-2014)

Professor Colin Hill, President of ISAPP (2012-2015)

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