NEW Registration Deadline. Register before June 1st 2023 to guarantee your accommodation.

For logistic reasons relating to the hotel accommodation and to allow everyone enough time to plan their travel, The Organising Committee of the 14th LAB Symposium has had to bring forward the deadline for registration.

The new deadline for registration to ensure accommodation at the venue is 23:59 CEST on the 31st of May 2023. Registration before this time will guarantee accommodation in the symposium hotel. After this date only registration without accommodation will be guaranteed.
The abstracts deadline remains unchanged, but we encourage early submission.


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.

Deadline early bird extended

In response to comments that some people were having difficulty with the short deadline to the early bird registration, the organising committee of the 14th International Symposium on Lactic Acid bacteria have extended the deadline to 23:59 CET on the 24th of March 2023. Hopefully, this will give you time to make the necessary arrangements and we look forward to welcoming in you in Egmond aan Zee for an exciting symposium.

Register before 24th of March and receive a €150 discount.


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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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 sponsored by FrielandCampina, IFF, BaseClear Chr. Hansen, DSM, Nestlé, Arla and LABIB