The 8th Beneficial Microbes Conference: Jude Huggan reflects on some highlights of the virtual event

I was really looking forward to attending the 8th Beneficial Microbes conference, an event which focuses on identifying gaps, needs and opportunities for applications of pre-, pro- and postbiotics in human and animal health, and I was not disappointed! The conference had a fantastic programme, with speakers from both industry and academia showcasing the latest research on pre- and probiotics and the gut microbiome, the microbiota-gut-brain axis and the microbiome beyond the gut. There were sessions focussing on the placenta, milk and skin microbiomes as well a session on the …

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”

Our business development manager Dr Jude Huggan looks back on her first year at NCIMB. I’ve heard this phrase a lot recently, especially in the context of summing up the progress of vaccine development in 2020, but it’s a phrase that works equally well in summarising the year for me. As 2020 draws to a close I’ve taken the time to reflect on my first year as part of the NCIMB family – and what a year it’s been, despite the challenges that COVID had to throw at us! Upon reflection, …