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Guy Delespesse is a specialist in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He is a Professor of Medicine at The University of Montreal. From 2000-2002, he was a Professor at the Institute of Paris and the Head of Unit of Allergy. Also Director of the Allergy Research Laboratory at the CHUM (University of Montreal), Dr. Delespesse is the author of over 240 publications in international journals of high level, and has been cited more than 8,000 times in the literature. His research focused on the mechanisms of allergic diseases.
B.Sc. Hons., Ph.D.,
MBA, ARM, CCM, Dr. HS, FCAHS
Gregor Reid is a professor of Microbiology Immunology and Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and the Endowed Chair in Human Microbiology and Probiotics at the Lawson Health Research Institute. He holds an honorary doctorate from Orebro University in Sweden and is an inductee in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. His research focuses primarily on beneficial microbes, and he has developed novel probiotic therapies used by millions of people around the world. He helped establish the Western Heads East community kitchen program in east Africa which, along with Yoba for Life, provides probiotic yogurt to around 10,000 people every day. He has been awarded 28 patents, has 443 peer-reviewed publications, and has given over 550 talks in 53 countries.
Denis Roy is a professor in the Department of Food Science at University Laval (Quebec city, Canada), member at the Institute of nutrition and functional foods and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Lactic Culture Biotechnology for Dairy and Probiotics. As microbiologist, his research aims to increase knowledge about the bacterial cultures used in the production of fermented foods, understand their activities, and to study their properties and their alleged effects on health. He is the author or co-author of over 250 publications, book chapters and papers as well as co-author of the book “Boost your immune system” with Isabelle Huot.
RPh, BScPhm, NCMP
Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic is a clinical pharmacist with the Hamilton Family Health Team, a teaching associate in the SPEP Program at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy, and a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. She is also a resource speaker for the Continuing Health Science Education (CHSE) program at McMaster University in Hamilton. Her areas of expertise include natural health products and women’s health, with a special interest in probiotics. Ms. Skokovic‑Sunjic is a leader in knowledge mobilization for probiotics in Canada. Translating scientific research in this field, she authored the “Clinical Guide to Probiotic Supplements Available in Canada.” This practical clinical tool is independently reviewed and updated yearly in order to reflect the latest evidence and include any new probiotics.