Probiotic bacteria, intestinal microbiota and human health by Prof. Philippe Langella

In this webinar, on “probiotic, bacteria, intestinal microbiota and human health”, Prof. Langella, gives an overview of the history of probiotics, their mechanisms of action and their major health effects such as lactose digestion, modulation of intestinal microbiota, modulation of immune system, intestinal barrier integrity and pathogens inhibition.


Prof. Philippe Langella is a Research Director at the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA). He started to work on genetics of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in 1983. Since 2004, he is involved in both commensals and probiotics domains to better understand the mechanisms of these bacteria and to enhance their use in human and animal health. He has authored around 200 peer-reviewed international publications at the interface between microbiology and human health and co-invented 17 patents in the domain of the use of commensal and probiotic bacteria in health domain. Prof. Langella also participated in numerous national and European research projects and held strong research collaborations with several agro-food and pharmaceutical companies.