5th Better Food for Better Health 2016

  • Organiser: Fondation Mérieux

  • Venue: Conference Center les Pensières (Annecy)

  • Date: 6-8 April 2016

  • Language: English

Food safety and nutrition are major global public health challenges. By 2050 the world’s population will reach nearly 9.2 billion, 34 % higher than today. In order to feed this larger, richer and more urban population, food production must increase by 70 %. This will require ecological intensification of production and a reduction in the current inequalities with regard to consumption: reduction of undernutrition in some regions, while cutting waste and excess food consumption in others. Food waste and loss, including loss from inadequate storage currently represents 30-50% of food production.


Welcome Address

  • Benoit Miribel


  • Alexander Moschen


Session 1

  • Dietary modulation of gut microbiota contributes to alleviation of both genetic and simple obesity in children

    Liping Zhao

  • The regulation of type 2 and type 3 immunity by microbiota

    Gérard Eberl

  • Underlying mechanisms & causal links: high fat feeding & circadian rhythms

Eugene Chang

  • Roundtable: technical and conceptual challenges linked to microbiota studies

Joel Dore

    Scott Parkinson

    Françoise Le Vacon

    Bruno Pot

Session 2 - Malnutrition, kwashiorkor & cachexia

  • Microbiota signatures of under nutrition: microbiota & under nutrition in India

G.Balakrish Nair

  • Treatment options: pre & probiotics for treatment of malnutrition & cachexia

Nathalie Delzenne

  • Treatment options: antibiotics & malnutrition treatment or prophylaxis

Andrew J. Prendergast

  • Targeting muscle in malnutrition related disorders

Johan de Vogel

  • Microbiota and Lactobacillus plantarum strains maintain growth of infant mice during chronic undernutrition by interacting with the hormonal somatotropic axis activity

François Leulier

  • Evidence-based solutions to deal with malnutrition and expected health outcomes

Greg Garrett

  • The social and ethical Issues impacting Caregivers’ Access to treatment for severe acute malnutrition

Elizabeth Fox

Session 3 - Microbiota, nutrition and healthy living

  • Gut microbial metabolism of plant-food bioactives: impact on dietary exposure and cancer risk

Johanna Lampe

  • Impact of diet upon intestinal microbiota and microbial metabolites

Harry Flint

  • Industry roundtable

Patrice Malard

Keith Garleb

Carlos Gouvea

  • Financial perspectives on the emergence of a microbiome based industry: sorting out the hype from the hope?

Isabelle de Cremoux

  • Closing Remarks

Marc Bonneville

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