Digital summits are a new experience in online education, optimized for professionals who need deeper-dive information to help them make key business decisions. These immersive education programs are presented by thought leaders in the probiotics industry, addressing the industry's top challenges.
As a registered user, you can attend the live event on January 15th to view video content in real time with live Q and A interaction with the presenters, or you can watch the content on-demand after the live event.
Inside the Digital Summit platform, users have access to a resource library featuring premium content from INSIDER, along with whitepapers, briefs, and webinar content from the event underwriters. You'll have the ability to create your own profile, pose questions, start a dialogue, download resource material, and much more.
Dietrich Conze, Ph.D., is a senior science director at Spherix. He is a cell and molecular biologist specializing in the signal transduction pathways that regulate innate and adaptive immunity, inflammation and tumorigenesis. As part of Spherix’s Health Sciences Division, Conze is responsible for supporting the regulatory and scientific needs of his clients. Conze received his doctorate from the cell and molecular biology program at the University of Vermont and continued his scientific pursuits as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of immune cell biology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He has more than 15 years of experience conducting scientific research, and has authored and contributed to a wide variety of peer-reviewed publications.
Ewa Hudson manages the research program for the global health and wellness industry at Euromonitor International, which she joined in March 2003. In her current post, Hudson has direct responsibility over the content and quality of Euromonitor's Health and Wellness Food and Beverages research. She is also responsible for working with the international client base of Euromonitor's online Health and Wellness Foods and Beverages Passport. Before joining Euromonitor, Hudson worked as a senior analyst for Snapshots International, overseeing consumer market research for Eastern Europe, the U.K. and the United States. She has a master's degree in economics from the University of Poznan, Poland, and has also studied postgraduate marketing at the University of Westminster in London.
Robert Hutkins, Ph.D., is the Khem Shahani professor of food microbiology at the University of Nebraska. The Hutkins Lab studies bacteria important in human health and fermented foods. The lab is particularly interested in understanding factors that affect persistence of probiotic lactic acid bacteria and Bifidobacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, specifically, how these probiotics shift the intestinal microbiota in humans and animals. He also studies how some prebiotics inhibit pathogen attachment in the intestinal tract. Hutkins has published widely on prebiotics and probiotics. He is also the author of the textbook, "Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods."
Claire Kruger, Ph.D., is president of Spherix Consulting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChromaDex Inc. With more than 25 years of consulting experience, her primary area of expertise is in foods, consumer products and pharmaceuticals, where she provides scientific, regulatory and strategic support to clients in both the United States and international regulatory arenas. She has been involved in the safety evaluation of a variety of consumer products and the safety of foods, novel foods, food additives, GRAS (generally recognized as safe) substances, dietary supplements, food contact substances and food contaminants. She has developed novel approaches for evaluating the safety of bioactive components and complex botanical extracts, and has employed these approaches in completing GRAS determinations for several novel bioactive functional ingredients, including probiotics and prebiotics.