Bruno Pot, Science Director Europe at Yakult Europe BV
Bruno Pot made a PhD in microbiology at the University of Gent, Belgium. In subsequent postdocs he performed research on lactic acid bacteria. In 1997 he joined the science department of the company Yakult as science manager Benelux. He worked as Research Director at the Institut Pasteur in Lille, France, from 2001 till 2016. During that time he was also Director of Business Development at the bioinformatics company Applied Maths NV and Guest Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel for courses in food microbiology, -hygiene and -ecology.
His major research topics have always been bioinformatics, lactic acid bacteria, probiotics, bacteria-host interaction and health claim substantiation. Since November 2016 Bruno is back with Yakult as Science Director for Europe. Bruno Pot is member of the Taxonomic Subcommittee for Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and related taxa, President of the Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI), Narbonne, France, Board member of ILSI Europe and a founding member of the European Scientific League for Probiotics (ESLP), Belgium.