DuPont Nutrition & Health are proud to be diamond partners at Probiota 2019, 13-15 February, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Probiota series of events brings together leading experts from across the globe who present the latest scientific, technical and market insights. Probiota bridges the gap between the worlds of business, regulation, research and product development in the rapidly growing and overlapping fields of probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome. Business and academia come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of today's evolving marketplace, finding new ways to translate scientific discoveries into pioneering products that today's consumers want to buy.
Please do not miss the opportunity to be in the audience to hear Dr. Johanna Maukonen, Global Health and Nutrition Science Leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health presentation at 14.05 on Wednesday 13 February entitled: Optimizing nutrition for early life development – from prenatal to toddler.
Diet and lifestyle are key to a healthy pregnancy and good maternal nutrition has a profound influence on the development of the gut microbiota and immune system during fetal and postnatal periods. Keeping mothers healthy during pregnancy is vital to the development of offspring. Microbial colonisation of the infant’s digestive tract begins at birth, when the mother becomes the primary source of bacterial species. Disruption of the development of the infant’s microbiota and immunity of the infant at this stage has been linked to subsequent allergies and eczema. A number of important studies and human clinical trials, have shown that both pregnant women and their infants can benefit from probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and beyond.
Among her revelations will be:
- Healthy pregnancy – using probiotics to support women’s wellbeing during pregnancy
- A good start – how human milk oligosaccharides and probiotics promote long-term health and wellness starting in the womb
- Shaping the infant microbiome and health - providing the building blocks for growth and development while simultaneously supporting health
As part of the Scientific Frontiers session from 16.20 on February 14, Dr. Arthur Ouwehand, Technical Fellow and Research Manager, Global Health & Nutrition Sciences, DuPont Nutrition & Health will present ‘Mechanisms of probiotic action; driving the development for reliable health benefits for probiotics’.
In addition, Ratna Mukherjea, Global R&D Leader and Technical Fellow, DuPont Nutrition & Health will host a roundtable at 13.00 on February 14.
Probiota is a great opportunity to meet our experts and we hope to see you there.