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5 to 7 June 2019, Waterfront Hotel, London
La Dra. Marjan Schellinger ha trabajado en el campo de los probióticos durante casi 10 años. Comenzó su carrera en uno de nuestros bancos nacionales en el que tuvo varios cargos. Durante su trayectoria, la cultura en el mundo financiero cambió hasta el punto en que no pudo conciliar sus convicciones personales y su pasión por ayudar a los demás desde estos puestos.
En 2009 se trasladó a Winclove, en donde ha acumulado experiencias enriquecedoras en varios departamentos hasta 2012, cuando tuvo la oportunidad de traer probióticos con indicaciones específicas basadas en evidencia al sistema de salud holandés.
No solamente ha liderado el equipo de servicios de salud hacia un negocio sostenible en el campo, también juega un papel clave en la relación entre las experiencias del sistema de salud holandés y sus socios a nivel mundial con profesionales de la salud lidiando con retos similares.
PhD degree in Bioscience Engineering
Mariya Petrova was formerly a research associate at Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Mariya holds a PhD degree in Bioscience Engineering from Catholic University Leuven and Antwerp University, Belgium. Her research in the last eleven years focused on the molecular interaction between probiotics and bacterial and viral pathogens. More specifically, she studied the genetic, molecular, and functional characteristics of lactobacilli, which provides knowledge on their exciting probiotic properties for vaginal and intestinal application. Further, she investigated on a molecular level how vaginal Lactobacillus species can contribute to women’s health by studying cell wall molecules and their role in colonization, pathogen exclusion, and immune modulation. Mariya is an internationally recognized expert in the human microbiota field, focusing on urogenital microbiota and probiotics. She has worked closely with probiotic and microbiome organizations such as ISAPP, IPA, and “Women & their Microbes.” She is passionate about women’s health and eager to provide better health care by developing novel technologies focusing on the human microbiome and probiotics. In 2020 Mariya started working as Scientific Educator and Senior Scientist at Winclove Probiotics. Currently, she is responsible for sharing her knowledge with health professionals, scientists, and business partners and bridging the gap between science and commerce.
Professor of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ger Rijkers
Department of Sciences
University College Roosevelt, Middelburg
Laboratory for Medical Microbiology and Immunology
St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg
Ger Rijkers (1952) is Professor of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University College Roosevelt, Netherlands and a medical immunologist and senior scientist at the Microvida Laboratory of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at St Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Rijkers has studied biology at Wageningen University and subsequently did his PhD research at the same institute on the immune systems of fish. Directly afterwards he became (medical) immunologist in the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, specializing in paediatric immunodeficiencies, autoimmune diseases, and respiratory infections. He next went on to work on gastrointestinal mucosal immune systems and the interaction with gut microbiota at the University Medical Center Utrecht and the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein. In 2010 he accepted the position as head of the Science Department of UCR in Middelburg. At UCR he is teaching courses in the biomedical and life sciences, supervises students in their senior projects and is coordinator of the premedical track. In 2019 he joined the Laboratory of Medical Microbiology and Immunology of the St Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg as medical immunologist, a position which includes consulting for immunology in the Admiral De Ruyter Hospital in Goes and Zorgsaam Hospital in Terneuzen.
He has published over 350 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has supervised over 25 PhD students in their thesis work. Ger Rijkers is co-editor in chief of Pneumonia. He also is Editor for the journal Biology.
Ger Rijkers is married to Riky Lievendag for 45 years, they have 3 adult sons and 3 grandchildren.
Leerboek immunologie. G.T. Rijkers F.G.M. Kroese, Uitgever: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, Co-auteur: R.H.W.M. Derksen C.G.M. Kallenberg, 2de druk 2016, ISBN 9789036802574
Differences in Antibody Kinetics and Functionality Between Severe and Mild Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infections. Rijkers G, Murk JL, Wintermans B, van Looy B, van den Berge M, Veenemans J, Stohr J, Reusken C, van der Pol P, Reimerink J.
J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 14;222(8):1265-1269.
Global analysis of clinical trials with probiotics. Dronkers TMG, Ouwehand AC, Rijkers GT.
Heliyon. 2020 Jul 17;6(7):e04467. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04467.
More bricks in the wall against SARS-CoV-2 infection: involvement of γ9δ2 T cells. Rijkers G, Vervenne T, van der Pol P.. Cell Mol Immunol. 2020 Jul;17(7):771-772. doi: 10.1038/s41423-020-0473-0.
Death and the Miser: microbiota regulate the outcome of checkpoint inhibition immunotherapy. Rijkers GT, Andriessen SQ, van Overveld FJ. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2019 Oct;19(10):831-834.
Genetics in community-acquired pneumonia. Rijkers GT, Holzer L, Dusselier T.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2019 May;25(3):323-329.
A practical guide for probiotics applied to the case of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in The Netherlands. Agamennone V, Krul CAM, Rijkers G, Kort R. BMC Gastroenterol. 2018 Aug 6;18(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12876-018-0831-x.
Triptych of the Hermit Saints: pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines for the elderly.
Rijkers GT, Yousif LI, Spoorenberg SM, van Overveld FJ. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2018 Mar 27;11:55-65. doi: 10.2147/RMHP.S130405
Rocking pneumonia. Rijkers GT, Rodriguez Gomez M. Pneumonia (Nathan). 2017 Dec 15;9:18. doi: 10.1186/s41479-017-0043-0.
Long Term Development of Gut Microbiota Composition in Atopic Children: Impact of Probiotics. Rutten NB, Gorissen DM, Eck A, Niers LE, Vlieger AM, Besseling-van der Vaart I, Budding AE, Savelkoul PH, van der Ent CK, Rijkers GT. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 17;10(9):e0137681. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137681.
Dexamethasone and length of hospital stay in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Meijvis SC, Hardeman H, Remmelts HH, Heijligenberg R, Rijkers GT, van Velzen-Blad H, Voorn GP, van de Garde EM, Endeman H, Grutters JC, Bos WJ, Biesma DH. Lancet. 2011 Jun 11;377(9782):2023-30. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60607-7.
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