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Volume 13 Supplement 1

Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria

Proceedings

Edited by Michiel Kleerebezem, Eric Johansen, Bas Teusink and Jan Kok

Publication charges for this supplement were funded by the Stichting Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. EJ is employed by Chr Hansen A/S, is a shareholder in Chr Hansen A/S; and has applied for patents relating to the content of an article which he did not edit but which forms part of this supplement. MK is an employee of Nizo. The other Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

11th International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria. Go to conference site.

Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands31 August - 4 September 2014

  1. Research on lactic acid bacteria (LAB) has advanced significantly over the past number of decades and these developments have been driven by the parallel advances in technologies such as genomics, bioinformati...

    Authors: Jennifer Mahony, Francesca Bottacini, Douwe van Sinderen and Gerald F Fitzgerald
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S1
  2. Metazoans establish with microorganisms complex interactions for their mutual benefits. Drosophila, which has already proven useful host model to study several aspects of innate immunity and host-bacteria pathoge...

    Authors: Renata C Matos and François Leulier
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S6
  3. Genome analysis using next generation sequencing technologies has revolutionized the characterization of lactic acid bacteria and complete genomes of all major groups are now available. Comparative genomics ha...

    Authors: François P Douillard and Willem M de Vos
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S8
  4. The cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria is a complex assemblage of glycopolymers and proteins. It consists of a thick peptidoglycan sacculus that surrounds the cytoplasmic membrane and that is decorated with t...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Chapot-Chartier and Saulius Kulakauskas
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S9
  5. This review describes the recent advances made in the studies of the microbial community of complex and undefined cheese starter cultures. We report on work related to the composition of the cultures at the le...

    Authors: Eddy J Smid, Oylum Erkus, Maciej Spus, Judith CM Wolkers-Rooijackers, Svetlana Alexeeva and Michiel Kleerebezem
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S2
  6. The human gastrointestinal tract represents an environment which is a densely populated home for a microbiota that has evolved to positively contribute to host health. At birth the essentially sterile gastroin...

    Authors: Francesca Bottacini, Marco Ventura, Douwe van Sinderen and Mary O'Connell Motherway
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S4
  7. The food industry is constantly striving to develop new products to fulfil the ever changing demands of consumers and the strict requirements of regulatory agencies. For foods based on microbial fermentation, ...

    Authors: Patrick MF Derkx, Thomas Janzen, Kim I Sørensen, Jeffrey E Christensen, Birgitte Stuer-Lauridsen and Eric Johansen
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S5
  8. Innovative new genome engineering technologies for manipulating chromosomes have appeared in the last decade. One of these technologies, recombination mediated genetic engineering (recombineering) allows for p...

    Authors: Jan Peter van Pijkeren and Robert A Britton
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S10
  9. Especially in western civilizations, immune diseases that are driven by innocuous (auto- or allo-) antigens are gradually evolving to become pandemic threats. A particularly poignant example is type 1 diabetes...

    Authors: Sofie Robert and Lothar Steidler
    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2014 13(Suppl 1):S11

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