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A-Z of gut microbiology (with a focus on early development) study event

The gut microbiome is an important and emerging discussion topic amongst healthcare professionals. This event will provide an understanding of the gut microbiome, in particular, to gut development and how this impacts long term health outcomes. Professor Glenn Gibson is an expert in this field of gut microbiology and co-instigated the concept of prebiotics in 1995.


17.30 Registration and refreshments

18.15 Chairman’s welcome

18.30 A-Z of gut microbiology, focusing on early development with Professor Glenn Gibson

19.30 Hot buffet and networking

20.30 Close

Discover and learn

  • The acqusition and development of the gut microbiome
  • The role of human gut microbiology in health and disease
  • The positive benefits of dietary intervention


Glenn Gibson, Professor of food microbiology, Reading University

Glenn Gibson was at the forefront of development early thinking on prebiotics, co-instigasting the concept in  a 1995 paper. Since then, he has continued to be involved in the field of human gut bacteriology, sitting on 5 advisory panels and publishing more than 480 research articles, 100 patents, and 8 books on the topic. He is the former President of International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics and has led more than 120 research projects, as well as supervising over 70 PhD students.