ILSI Europe hosts, sponsors, and co-organises a variety of scientific events. These include independent symposia, workshops, webinars, hands-on scientific trainings and sessions held as part of the program of larger scientific conferences or professional meetings.
Discover below the upcoming events we are organising or participating in.
- Dr Isabelle Guelinckx, Scientific Program Director, ILSI Europe, BE
- Dr Helena Kandarova, ERT, ESTIV President, Senior scientist at CEM, SAS, SK
SpeakersTalk 1: Non-animal methodologies for food safety risk assessment (15 min)
Speaker: Prof. Bas Blaauboer, Utrecht University, NL
Talk 2: Introduction to Thresholds of Toxicological Concern Concept and how in vitro methods and TTC complement each other (15 min)
Speaker: Dr Heli Hollnagel, Dow Europe, CH
Talk 3: High-Throughput-Screening: Challenges and Opportunities in food safety risk assessment (15 min)
Speaker: Dr Ans Punt, Wageningen University and Research Institute - RIKILT, NL
Panel discussion (10-15 min)
ILSI Europe was present as exhibitor. We showcased our current activities/scientific portfolio and discussed membership opportunities. Come visit us at booth no. 13!About the ESTIV Congresses
The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) is organized every two years. The ESTIV2022 congress aims to create a forum of scientists in a unique atmosphere for discussions and the exchange of knowledge. Its objective is also to promote contact between junior and senior researchers, students and toxicologists from European companies, governments and universities involved in the development and use of in vitro and in silico approaches. The congress is expected to include 500+ attendees and 30+ exhibitors.
For more details and registration, please visit the event's website.
- Mr Torben Koenig - ILSI Europe Scientific Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ms Belinda Antonio - ILSI Europe Project Assistant (email@example.com)
ILSI Europe booth stand
- Dr Isabelle Guelinckx, ILSI Europe Scientific Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Structure and function of non-digestible carbohydrates in the gut microbiome
Together with proteins and fats, carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients in the human diet. Digestible carbohydrates, such as starch, starch-based products, sucrose, lactose, glucose and some sugar alcohols and unusual (and fairly rare) α-linked glucans, directly provide us with energy while other carbohydrates including high molecular weight polysaccharides, mainly from plant cell walls, provide us with dietary fibre. Carbohydrates which are efficiently digested in the small intestine are not available in appreciable quantities to act as substrates for gut bacteria. Some oligo- and polysaccharides, many of which are also dietary fibres, are resistant to digestion in the small intestines and enter the colon where they provide substrates for the complex bacterial ecosystem that resides there.
This session focused on what we know and what we need to know about the structure-function relationship in dietary carbohydrates. Of particular focus was the systematic effects of prebiotics, modelling prebiotic activity, as well as enabling technologies for future prebiotics.
For more details and registration, please visit the event's website.
Chair: Alexandra Meynier, Mondelēz International, FR
- Presentation 1: Structure-function relationships in dietary carbohydrates: what do we know and what do we need to know? - Bob Rastall, University of Reading, UK
- Presentation 2: Systemic effects of prebiotics - Koen Venema, University of Maastricht, NL
- Presentation 3: Modelling prebiotic activity - Maria Wiese, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), NL
- Presentation 4: Future prebiotics: enabling technologies - Javier Moreno, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, ES
This session is supported by ILSI Europe's Prebiotics Task Force.
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Webinar 1: Diet-genome Interactions: Bringing us a Step Closer Towards Personalised Nutrition
Webinar 2: Toolsets for Mining the gut Microbiome to Enable Precision Nutrition
Monday, October 17th 15:30-17:00 CEST
Tuesday, October 18th 15:30-17:00 CEST
About the Webinar
Diet is a major risk factor for cardio-metabolic health, but is challenging to study in part because metabolic response to diet is highly individualized. Characterizing the molecular pathways that mediate personalized responses to diet is critical to effectively tackle the rapid rise in obesity and its associated health consequences. Recently, we established an international multidisciplinary collaborative group of experts, the DIMENSION consortium, to test the hypothesis that dietary induced changes to gene function and its regulation can explain inter-individual variability in metabolic response to diet and its downstream effects on health.
The DIMENSION project tests this hypothesis by investigating dynamically the impacts of dietary intake on epigenetic regulation of gene function, and their effects on subsequent human cardio-metabolic health outcomes. DIMENSION focuses on the human gene regulatory and functional pathways that occur immediately following food intake in the postprandial state, as well as with habitual dietary intakes. In this webinar, experts with academic expertise discussed recent research into how our diet impacts our genome and its regulation to promote cardio-metabolic health, and to inform the rapidly evolving area of personalized nutrition-based strategies.
- Sarah Berry - King's College London (UK)
- DIMENSION project overview and postprandial genomic trajectories, Jordana Bell - King's College London (UK)
- Habitual diet and epigenetic modifications icrobiome & data, Jakob Linseisen - University of Augsburg and Ludwig-Maximililans University of Munich (DE)
- Personalised nutrition: a game-changing journey towards health, Jose Ordovas - Tufts University (US) and IMDEA-Food (ES)
Questions & Answers
For Webinar 1: Please register HERE
For more information on this digital event, please contact Jordana Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Webinar
Have you ever considered having your microbiome analysed? If so, did questions about the applicability or reliability of the results to health or nutrition cross your mind? Do you believe, this is a promising area of research? Would you like to learn about its current status? This webinar will offer insights from experts who are working at the cutting-edge of microbiome-informed precision nutrition and healthcare.
Disruptions in the ecological balance of the gut microbiota have been associated with many health problems, ranging from IBS, obesity, diabetes to autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer's disease. But how do we understand, or even measure, these associations, if every single gut microbiome on this planet has a totally unique composition? How can we understand and manage variable responses to dietary, prebiotic, and probiotic interventions?
This webinar provided an overview of some of the major computational and experimental tools that can be applied to these critical questions of microbiota-mediated personalized nutrition and healthcare. What can these tools tell us today, how will they (need to) evolve? What can we expect from sophisticated organ-on-a-chip models that integrate both host and microbial compartments? Can more sophisticated modelling tools help us to integrate the vast complexity of our inner ecology? Can we build low-cost diagnostic tools and predictive models that democratize access to personalized interventions?
Once we embrace the complexity of personalised interventions: what kinds of intervention modes do we target: e.g., diet, prebiotics, probiotics, or postbiotics? Which existing consumer-facing precision nutrition platforms are promising? What are the necessary steps forward, and who are the partners and stakeholders, in building a precision nutrition and healthcare future, capable of leveraging the gut microbiota?
- Gabriele Gross - Head of Emerging Sciences, R&D Science Platforms Nutrition · Mead Johnson Nutrition / Reckitt (NL)
- Quantitative microbiome profiling and community type analyses in health and disease, Gwen Falony - KU Leuven (BE)
- Microbiome: a piece of the personalized nutrition puzzle (presentation available here), Emily Leeming - King's College London (UK)
- Leveraging the Gut Microbiota to Predict Personalized Responses to Dietary, Prebiotic, and Probiotic Interventions (presentation available here), Sean Gibbons - Institute for Systems Biology (US)
Questions & Answers
For Webinar 2: Please register HERE
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Free Online Workshop
About the Workshop
During this hands-on and interactive 2-hour workshop, we walked you through the world of Open Science and, more specifically, how to upload your research to an open repository (Zenodo).
- the basics of Open and FAIR principles
- how to upload your piece of work on Zenodo, step by step
- how to publicize, advertise and raise awareness about your work.
Bring along a piece of work that you can make open and want to share on an open repository (dataset, preprint, publication, presentation…).
At the end of the workshop, you can earn a certificate of attendance by filling a short feedback survey.
This workshop was organised in the frame of the EU Funded project FNS-Cloud.
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