Keynote Speakers
Mun Yhung Jung, Woosuk University, Republic of Korea
Title: Highly Efficient Extraction Method for Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) From Probiotic Bacteria grown MRM medium: A Rapid Screening Tool for the Probiotic Bacteria having CLA Producing Activity
Laurel Lagenaur
National Institute of Health (NIH), USA
Title: Development of a Live Biotherapeutic Product as a Vaginally Disintegrating Tablet to Prevent HIV Infection
Afaf El-Ansary
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Title: Role of microbiota-gut-brain axis in mental health with the emphasize of autoantibodies: Effect of probiotics and nutritional interactions
Antonello Santini
University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Title: Rethinking probiotics and nutraceuticals: the health paradigm

Dilek Heperkan
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Title: Technological characteristics of probiotics in traditional fermented beverages
Ana Lucia Barretto Penna
Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Title: Properties of Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp mesenteroids SJRP55: a multitasking strain
Celia Costa Gomes da Silva
University of the Azores, Portugal
Title: New potential probiotic strain of Leuconostoc citreum with immunomodulatory effects
Atsukazu Kuwahara
University of Shizuoka, Japan
Title: Chemical sensing in the colon
Sarvamangala R Patil
Vishweshwariah College of Applied Sciences, India
Title: Black gram (Phaseolus mungo) husk as a potential prebiotic enhances synbiotic attributes of yogurt
Shalini Mishra Pandey
Indian Institute of Technology, India
Title: Selection of probiotic & prebiotic and its concentration optimization for the development of synbiotic soy yoghurt
Pradeep K Dudeja
University of Illinois, USA
Title: Probiotic bifidobacteria stimulate SLC26A3 Gene function and expression in intestinal epithelial cells
Svetoslav Dimirov Todorov
Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil
Title: Lactobacillus plantarum ST8Sh as probiotic or bio-protective culture - safety aspects for application
Wei Ling Lau
University of California, USA
Title: Gut inflammation and altered microbiome impact progression of chronic kidney disease
Renu Pandey
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA
Title: Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer: Indian enigma
Abishek B. Santhakumar
Central Queensland University, Australia
Title: Role of antioxidants and polyphenols in thrombosis and haemostatic function
Amir M.Mortazavian
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Title: Isolation of very tolerant probiotics for food products with harsh conditions
Gurhan Ciftcioglu
Istanbul University, Turkey
Title: Prebiotic affect of thymol-D-glucopyranoside on Escherichia coli in porcine jejunal, cecal and rectal gut compartments
Puja Ravikumar
Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, India
Title: Probiotic strains for value addition in tropical fruits
Arbind Kumar Choudhary
University of Madras, India
Title: Longer period of oral administration of aspartame oncytokine response in Wistar albino rats
Karolina Ostbring
Lund University, Sweden
Title: Effect of processing on the functionality of thylakoid membranes as an appetite suppressing agent
Komala Arsi
University of Arkansas, USA
Title: Bacterial Transplantation, a Novel Approach to Evaluate the Efficacy of Probiotic Candidates against Enteric Pathogens in Animals
Po-Wen Chen
St. Mary's Junior College of Medicine, Taiwan
Title: Lactobacillus and Enterococcus strains isolated from breast milk exhibit potential anti-bacterial activity against food-borne pathogens
Rahmad Supriyanto
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Title: The potential possibility of Indonesian ‘Tempeh’ for its usage in marine aquaculture products
Sabah Ansar
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Title: Antioxidant activity of diallyl sulphide against toxin-induced oxidative stress and antioxidant defense system