WORKSHOP PANELLIST – Commercial, regulatory and research implications of taxonomy updates
14 February @ 11.15
Bruno holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Gent, Belgium. In subsequent postdocs he performed research on lactic acid bacteria. In 1997 he joined the science department of the company Yakult. From 2001 to 2016 he was Research Director at the Institut Pasteur in France and Director of Business Development at the bioinformatics company Applied Maths NV in Belgium. For18 years Bruno has been Guest Professor in food microbiology at the Vrije Universiteit, Brussels. His major research interests are lactic acid bacteria, probiotics and health claim substantiation. Since November 2016 Bruno has been back with Yakult as Science Director for Europe. He is a member of the Taxonomic Subcommittee for Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and related taxa, and President of the Pharmabiotic Research Institute.