The 8th Beneficial Microbes Conference (BMC2021) will provide an overview of the latest scientific results and future developments related to pre- and probiotics and their importance to human and animal health across the lifespan.

BMC2021 is about defining gaps, needs, and opportunities for pre- and probiotics applications over the lifespan. The conference aims to further strengthen the academia-industry relations and disseminate advanced research towards practical applications.

Internationally renowned speakers will present their latest research results on pre- and probiotics and the gut microbiome, the microbiome beyond the gut (reproductive organs, oral cavity, nose, lung, skin, eye), the microbiota-gut-brain axis, and more. Would you like to give an oral presentation at BMC2021? The Advisory Board invites you to share your scientific contribution!

BMC2021 features:

  • Plenary lectures & parallel sessions
  • Poster sessions
    The Advisory Board particularly encourages students to submit abstracts for poster presentations. A number of abstracts will be selected for 6-minute talks (speed presentations).
  • A commercial exhibition, parallel to the conference, presenting products and services related to pre- and probiotics.

The conference topics are intended to meet the needs of researchers, food, feed and healthcare professionals who want to be updated on the advances in pre- and probiotics research. Interested attendees include basic and translational research scientists, nutritionists, dietitians, physicians, students, policy makers, and key opinion leaders with an interest in pre- and probiotics. BMC2021 promotes the creation of new initiatives for the customised application of pre- and probiotics in food, feed and healthcare in a networking environment.

Looking forward to meeting you again in Amsterdam!

Prof. Koen Venema
Conference chair