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Conference with a focus on microbial ingredients

Tuesday 27 Feb 18


Egon Bech Hansen
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 62 03

The latest knowledge about microbial ingredients will be presented at the first international conference on the subject, which takes place in Copenhagen from 2-4 May 2018. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is co-organizer of the conference.

The World Health Organization, WHO, expects the world population to grow from the current seven billion to 9.5 billion by 2050. As demand for food grows, there will also be an increased demand for new ingredients—especially ingredients that can minimize wastage, optimize flavor and consistency as well as add health-promoting properties to food.

An international conference, which takes place in Copenhagen 2-4 May 2018, will focus on the latest research within the development and use of microbial food and feed ingredients. The conference will also showcase the world's leading ingredient producers' initiatives and experiences in this field.

Microbial ingredients may be microorganisms, such as lactic acid bacteria or starter cultures that are added to food and feed. Microbial ingredients may also be probiotics or ingredients made using a microorganism, such as enzymes, peptides or metabolites.

At the conference, Danish and international experts will have the opportunity to share and discuss their experiences. They will talk about the factors that can help in the development of future ingredients as well as how knowledge about the influence of ingredients on the microbiome can be utilized to make people and animals healthier. They will also talk about how by-products can be used in the development of ingredients that can reduce global food waste.

The National Food Institute is co-organizer of the conference, which is relevant to persons to persons from research institutions, authorities, industry and journalists with an interest in this field.

Abstracts for poster presentations

Deadline for submitting abstracts for poster presentations is 28 February. Abstracts can be submitted through the conference website.


Wednesday 2 May to Friday 4 May 2018.


Maersk Tower
Blegdamsvej 3B
2200 København N


Register via the conference website. Until 1 March the early bird fee is 2,500 DKK for academic delegates, 4,000 DKK for corporate delegates and 1,800 kroner for students. After this date the fee will increase.

Included in the price is catering during lunch and coffee breaks as well as the opening and closing reception, which include fermented drinks. The conference dinner will take place in brewer Jacobsen’s old brewery, Visit Carlsberg, and can be purchased for 700 DKK.

PhD students and researchers, who register no later than 28 February 2018, are able to apply for 1000 DKK in financial support. Applicants must have obtained his/her PhD less than five years prior to the application deadline or be a current PhD student in order to qualify for the grant, which is provided by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, FEMS.


If you have questions about the programme or registration, you can email to the organizers at