Symposium on
Lactic Acid Bacteria

This series of tri-annual symposia on Lactic Acid Bacteria was started in 1983 to communicate and stimulate research on Lactic Acid Bacteria and their application. The aim of these symposia is to bring together academic and industrial researchers interested in the state of the art of LAB research.

The opportunity for face-to-face interactions has been denied to the community for the last five years. At last, we can come together to present our recent work, to obtain information on new developments and to ex-change views with colleagues from all over the world on scientific progress and applications.

The symposium will highlight the role Lactic Acid Bacteria play in the production of food and feed, how they promote health through probiotic applications and showcase new technical advances.

At the traditional home of the LAB symposia, Congress Centre “Hotel Zuiderduin” in Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands. This Congress Centre is located in a beautiful North Sea village, easily accessible by car and public transport.

Scientific Programme

The programme will include: invited plenary lectures providing overviews of state-of-the-art developments in selected scientific areas, short plenary lectures that cover the most recent advances in LAB research and application, and several plenary poster sessions.

The scientific areas that will be covered are

[1] Microbial Communities,
[2] Genetics and Genomics,
[3] Fermentation and Metabolism, including the role of LABs in the fermentation of plant based proteins,
[4] Host-Microbe Interactions,
[5] Bacteriophages and Antimicrobials.

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Organising Committee

Prof. Dr Eddy Smid, President
Dr. John Chapman, Secretary
Dr. Arjen Nauta, Treasurer
Prof. Dr. Bas Teusink
Prof. Dr. Sarah Lebeer
Dr. Mariela Serrano
Dr Anne de Jong
Prof. Egon Bech Hansen
Dr. Herwig Bachmann

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Venue

Congress Centre “Hotel Zuiderduin” in Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands is the traditional home of the LAB symposia. This Congress Centre is located in a beautiful North Sea village, easily accessible by car and public transport.

Plan route

The Symposium is organised under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Society for Microbiology (KNVM)
and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies(FEMS)