Jessica Terhaar

Dr Jessica Terhaar (neé Younes)

Scientific Director, International Probiotics Association

Jessica joined IPA’s team as Scientific Director in September 2018; she was formerly a Microbiome Science Liaison and Business Developer at Winclove B.V. in Amsterdam. Jessica is specialized in women’s health and probiotics and holds a doctorate degree from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in medical microbiology and a Masters in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences (University of Guelph). Her mandate with the IPA is help craft and define a more concrete scientific identity for global and regional sectors, supporting member companies and other committees as needed and driving a proactive scientific agenda. Jessica has also started a scientific consulting company within the probiotic space.

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