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How to Choose the Right Probiotic Solution for Infant Health


Start Date:27th January 2021

Start Time:3:00 PM SGT

Duration:60 minutes


In this interactive broadcast event featuring video presentations and a live panel debate, we will be focusing on the topic of probiotics for infant health. With parents always wanting the best thing for their children, it is no surprise that consumer interests in probiotics for infant nutrition is increasing. There is, in particular, a growing trend of probiotic applications such as bifidobacterial being used in in infant formula, baby food and supplements for healthy early life development. We’ll be debating if these probiotics are indeed baby-friendly? And what firms need to consider in regard to infant probiotics product development? Join our expert speakers as they discuss consumer demand, R&D and the solid scientific evidence behind the specific probiotic strains of Bifidobacterium for infant health.

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Ewa Hudson

Director of Insights

Lumina Intelligence

With 18+ years of experience in tracking health and wellness, microbiome, and e-commerce trends, Ewa offers a unique perspective and expertise on the marketplace and its growth opportunities. Ewa spends most days developing data platforms and market insights to inform business strategies. Ewa is also a sought-after industry speaker and has also been involved in judging nutraceutical product awards.

Dr. Jin-zhong Xiao

Director of Next Generation Science Institute; Technical Director of International Division
Morinaga Milk Industry

Jin Zhong is director of Next Generation Science Institute; Technical Director of International Division at Morinaga Milk Industry. He Graduated from Southern China Agriculture University, China, in 1984 and finished his PhD course at Nagoya University, Japan, in 1991. After his research careers at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and RIKEN, Japan, he joined Morinaga Milk Industry in 1995. He has carried out many projects in the fundamental and functional research of Bifidobacterium and gut microbiota, and the development of fermented foods and published over 100 articles in the related area. Jin Zhong is a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Japan and Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China. He is also a Vice President of Japanese Society of Lactic Acid Bacteria and fellow of Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry.

Professor Douwe van Sinderen

Full Professor of Molecular Microbiology, School of Microbiology & APC Microbiome Ireland

University College Cork, Ireland

Prof Van Sinderen is Professor of Molecular Microbiology in the School of Microbiology, and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Ireland. His research interests include bifidobacterial genomics. He is a co-author of over 500 peer-reviewed publications. Prof Van Sinderen holds an MSc degree in Biochemistry and a PhD degree in Molecular Genetics (University of Groningen, The Netherlands).

Gary Scattergood


FoodNavigator-Asia & NutraIngredients-Asia

Gary Scattergood leads William Reed’s Asia team, based in Singapore, overseeing its editorial, commercial and events activity. He is also Editor-in-Chief of its three regional titles – FoodNavigator-Asia, NutraIngredients-Asia and CosmeticsDesign-Asia. He has 16 years’ media and events experience having started his career as a newspaper journalist in UK, where he went on to edit several regional titles. Gary has also managed international business publications and events spanning the retail, travel, advertising and media industries. He has hosted, presented and moderated at conferences and awards shows around the world, and has regularly appeared on TV and radio to discuss industry developments.

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