Section Editors

Section Board for 'Prebiotics and Probiotics' (32)

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Prof. Dr. Stefano Guandalini
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Interests: Celiac Disease; Probiotics
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Dr. Margarita Aguilera
1. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
2. Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria (IBS), 18014 Granada, Spain
3. Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology "José Mataix", Center of Biomedical Research, University of Granada, Avda. del Conocimiento s/n. Armilla, 18016 Granada, Spain
Interests: probiotics; next generation probiotics; molecular microbiology; microbiome; culturomics and toxicomicrobiomics
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Dr. M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril
Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and UNC Microbiome Core, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: Prebiotics; probiotics; galactooligosaccharides (GOS); gut microbiome; Lactobacillus; lactose intolerance
Dr. Michael J. Barratt
Center for Gut Microbiome and Nutrition Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Interests: nutrition; gut microbiome; breast milk gut microbiome and immunity; prebiotics; probiotics; synbiotics
Dr. Emmanuel Biver
Division of Bone Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: osteoporosis; dairy products; microbiota
Dr. Franck Gael Carbonero
Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Elson Floyd School of Medicine, Washington State University-Spokane, 412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, 99202 WA, USA
Interests: microbiome; gut bacteria; nutrition, microbial ecology; polyphenols; berries; metabolomics
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Dr. Christophe Chassard
Université Clermont Auvergne, INRAE, UMRF, Aurillac, France
Interests: milk microbiota; gut microbiota; dairy products; chesse
Dr. Michael Conlon
CSIRO Health & Biosecurity, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: diet; nutraceuticals; gut; health; microbiome; polysaccharides; prebiotics; probiotics; polyphenols; immune function
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Dr. Gail A.M. Cresci
Lerner Research Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Interests: gut microbiome; alcohol; butyrate; probiotics; prebiotics
Dr. Wendy J. Dahl
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, 572 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: dietary fiber; prebiotics; probiotics; microbiota; older adults; gastrointestinal
Dr. Susana Delgado Palacio
Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry of Dairy Products, Instituto de Productos Lácteos de Asturias (IPLA)-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Paseo Río Linares s/n 33300 Villaviciosa-Asturias, Spain
Interests: microbiome; gut bacteria; nutrition;, protein digestion; inflammation; enteric disease; microbial
Prof. Dr. Laurence Genton Graf
Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospitals, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: body composition; microbiota; artificial nutrition
Dr. Deanna L. Gibson
Department of Biology, The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 3187 University Way, Okanagan campus, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada
Interests: microbiome; gut bacteria;, nutrition; dietary fats; inflammation; enteric disease; microbial ecology
Dr. Arpana Gupta
G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Interests: brain-gut microbiome axis; ingestive behaviors; metabolic syndrome; sex differences; obesity; food addiction; early life adversity; resilience; psycho-cultural environmental factors
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Prof. Dr. Bengt Jeppsson
Skåne University Hospital, Inga Marie Nilssons gata 47, (Entrance 42) 3rd floor, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden
Interests: gut inflammation; gut ecology; probiotics; nutrition and cancer
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Dr. Yan Lam
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
Interests: gut microbiota; obesity; insulin resistance; omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
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Dr. Giuseppina Mandalari
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Science, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial activity of flavonoids; nutraceutical properties; in vitro and in vivo digestion and release of flavonoids
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Dr. Christian Milani

Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Interests: metagenomics; microbial Genomics; microbiota
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Dr. Antonio Nouvenne
Geriatric-Rehabilitation Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Via Antonio Gramsci 14, 43126 Parma, Italy
Interests: microbiota; stone disease; elderly; multimorbid patients; artificial nutrition
Prof. Dr. Toshifumi Ohkusa
Department of Microbiota Research, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: microbiota and IBD; GI disease; constipation; microbiota and dementia
Prof. Dr. Jon Marc Rhoads
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: probiotics; gut microbiome; autism spectrum disorders and the GI tract; autoimmune GI disorders; diarrhea; malnutrition; inflammatory bowel disease; infant colic; functional bowel disease (such as irritable bowel syndrome); celiac disease; eosinophilic esophagitis
Prof. Dr. Miguel Romero-Pérez
Department of Pharmacology, Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM), Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria (ibs.GRANADA), University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: prebiotics; probiotics; endothelial dysfunction; oxidative stress; immune response; microbiota
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Prof. Dr. Reetta Satokari
Human Microbiome Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: intestinal microbiota; host-microbe interactions; probiotics; prebiotics
Prof. Dr. Dennis Savaiano
Department of Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
Interests: prebiotics; biotechnology; human nutrition; milk; dairy; probiotics
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Prof. Dr. Magnus Simrén
Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden; School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27515 USA
Interests: gut microbiota; diet; nutrients; irritable bowel syndrome; functional gastrointestinal disorders
Dr. Jennifer T. Smilowitz
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1. Research Scientist, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
2. Associate Director, Human Studies Research, Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: breastfeeding; human milk; lactation; microbiome; oligosaccharides; prebiotics; probiotics; weaning
Dr. Vanessa Stadlbauer-Köllner
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: cirrhosis; microbiome; probiotic; prebiotic; sarcopenia
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Dr. Maria Traka
Food Databanks National Capability Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UQ, UK
Interests: bioactive compounds; diet; personalised nutrition; glucosinolates; gut microbiota; microbiome; human dietary interventions; nutritional composition
Dr. Freddy J. Troost
Department of Food Innovation and Health, Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Venlo, The Netherlands
Interests: probiotics; prebiotics; satiety; intestinal barrier function; metabolism
Prof. Dr. Ben Witteman
1. Division of Human Nutrition and health, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen University, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
2. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, 6716 RP Ede, The Netherlands
Interests: Human nutrition; Coeliac syndrome; Digestive disorders; Nutrition and health; Nutrition research; Probiotics; Small intestine; Health foods; Adsorption; Intestinal absorption; Intestinal diseases; Intestinal mucosa; Gut physiology
Dr. Min Xia
School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: prebiotics; probiotics; microbiota; nutritional intervention; cardiometabolic disease
Dr. Katarzyna Śliżewska
Department of Biotechnology and Food Scientific, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz 90-924, Poland
Interests: microbiological tests in humans and animals; biotechnology;functional additives for food and feed; probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics; functional food; food and feed production; obesity and diet-related diseases
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