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Daudelin wins Rosell Probiotic Challenge

Jean-François Daudelin received the first prize of the Rosell Probiotic Challenge for his study concerning the effects of Bactocell® and Levucell® SB administration on F4+ enterotoxigenic E. coli infection in piglets post-weaning.

The young scientist had the opportunity to give a presentation of his study during the 5th International Symposium on Probiotics ''Cross Talk Now!", organized by INITIA in Quebec City, November 6-7th. A Second Prize was awarded to Stéphanie-Anne Girard for her work on the potential of probiotics on mechanisms involved in post-myocardial infarction depression.

Jean-François Daudelin is conducting his Master's Thesis under the supervision of Martin Lessard from Agriculture Canada (Sherbrooke), John M. Fairbrother and Eric Nadeau (Université de Montréal). His project looked into the modes of action of probiotics in preventing F4+ enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) infection in piglets post-weaning. It appears that the administration from birth of P. acidilactici (Bactocell) in combination with S. boulardii (Levucell SB) limits the attachment of the pathogen to the gut mucosa, a key step of ETEC infectiveness.

Open to university students in North and South America, Rosell's Probiotic Challenge aims to encourage awareness and education regarding probiotics, in the continuation of Institut Rosell founders' commitment to pioneer and promote probiotic applications. Young researchers were assessed by a scientific jury for the quality of their works.

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