Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics, Postbiotics: distinctive features and role in human health

Date:  Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET

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Webinar description:
The gut microbiome has emerged as a dietary target to sustain health. Administration of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics is among the available strategies. This webinar will discuss shared and distinctive mechanisms of action of these -biotics, host responses and substantiated benefits.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the qualifications of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics
  2. Understand how prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics interact with the intestinal ecosystem and affect host health.
  3. Understand the use of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics in clinical practice.

Elena M Comelli, PhD - University of Toronto 

Moderator: Coming Soon


About the Speaker:

Dr. Comelli is an Associate Professor at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and a Scientist at the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, at the University of Toronto; she is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University. Dr Comelli graduated at the University of Milano, then obtained her PhD from ETH, Zurich and conducted postdoctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego. In 2014, Dr Comelli was named the Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research at the University of Toronto. Dr. Comelli's lab studies the role of the gut microbiota as a mediator of dietary effects on host health. Her group has a strong interest in mechanisms underlying microbiota responses to various dietary components, including prebiotics and probiotics, and how these could be harnessed to reduce chronic disease risk.

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