Aim of the Symposium

Throughout the world Lactic Acid Bacteria play important roles in the production of food and feed, and promote health through different probiotic applications. The incessant scientific and industrial interest in these microorganisms continues to provide many important scientific breakthroughs and new applications.

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 LAB symposia is to offer a unique platform for academic and industrial researchers interested in the state of the art of LAB research, to present recent work, to obtain information on new developments and to exchange views with colleagues from all over the world on scientific progress and applications.

The 13th Symposium will be held at the 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.