Bringing synthetic Ecology in the field of food microbiology

Published: Oct 9, 2023 by FME Lab

The 18th national congress for the French Microbiology Society (SFM) was held in Rennes the 4-6th October. Stéphane was welcome as a guest and gave an introduction conference in the session dedicated to “microbes and functional foods”. He delivered a 25 min talk untitled ”Design of microbial solutions for sustainable and healthy fermented food: perspectives & challenges”.

Key highlights from Stephane’s lecture included:

  1. A diversity of microbial solutions (i.e. microbial consortia)
  2. Strategies for design & experimental bottlenecks
  3. A need for food ‘omics’ databases & ecological network modelling tools
  4. A challenge for implementing health benefits in the design

A specific focus was also given during the presentation to explain the framework of national and European projects running in this field. Stephane’s presentation can be downloaded here.

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