Aim of the symposium
Lactic Acid Bacteria play important roles in the production of food and feed throughout the world in addition to being used as health-promoting probiotics. The incessant scientific interest in these microorganisms by academic research groups as well as by industry has resulted in many important scientific breakthroughs and has led to new applications. A series of tri-annual symposia on Lactic Acid Bacteria was started in 1983 in order to communicate and stimulate research on Lactic Acid Bacteria and their application. The aim of these state-of-the-art symposia is to offer a unique platform for researchers active in this area of biotechnology, from academia and industry alike, to present recent work, to obtain information on new developments and to exchange views with colleagues from all over the world on scientific progress and applications.