Presentations by Mary Ellen Sanders, Ph.D.
Sanders, M.E. Beyond strain-specific effects for probiotics. Nature
Café: The role of microbiota in health and disease. Tokyo, Japan, November 1.
Sanders, M.E. 2016. Beyond Strain-Specificity for Probiotics. 5th
International Symposium Human Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease. Mexico
City, July 1.
Sanders, M.E. 2016. Probiotics for Nutrition and Clinical Uses. 5th
International Symposium Human Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease. Mexico
City, July 1.
Sanders, M.E. 2016. Probiotics: A Nurse Practitioner’s Guide. AANP
Annual Meeting, San Antonio, June 24.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. Effectiveness of probiotics on the duration of
illness in healthy children and adults who develop common acute respiratory
infectious conditions. Pharmabiotics Conference 2015, Paris.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. Regulatory Perspectives of the Human Microbiome.
Clinical trials and safety of probiotics. FDA Center for Food Safety and
Applied Nutrition Symposium: Linking the Microbiome to Health, Safety, and
Regulation. College Park, MD, September 29-30.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. Probiotics: A
Family Physician’s Guide. Presented at a product theater at the 2015 American
Academy of Family Physicians meeting, Denver, October 1-2.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. Defining probiotics: 12 years later. ISAPP
reconsiders the probiotic definition. Satellite Session of the AFSLAB 2015, Bangkok,
Thailand, July 10.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. The Probiotic Concept Revisited – A Summary of the
ISAPP Consensus Panel. Sponsored by the
International Center for Scientific Debate, Barcelona, Spain, July 2-3.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. Looking into the future of probiotics: research and
regulatory constraints, Symposium in honor of the retirement of Dr. Todd
Klaenhammer, Frontiers of Lactic Acid
Bacteria: Bioprocessing and Health, Raleigh, NC, May 15.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. Probiotics and the microbiome: key to health and
disease. California Dietetics Association Annual Conference, Riverside, CA,
Sanders, M.E. 2015. What pharmacists need to know about probiotics.
American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, March 29.
Sanders, M.E. 2015. Probiotics in 2015 – Their Scope and Use. 4th
Triennial Yale/Harvard Workshop on Probiotic Recommendations for GI Conditions,
Yale University, CT, March 20.
Sanders, M.E. 2014. Considerations for conducting human trials in the
USA to reduce allergy with probiotics, Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Allergy
and Advances in Probiotic Research workshop, Sponsored by National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Office of Dietary Supplements, Bethesda
MD, September 4-5.
Sanders, M.E. 2014. Emerging Benefits of Probiotics, National Institutes
of Health STEP Program, Bethesda MD, May 22.
Sanders, M.E. 2014. Probing Probiotics: Benefits, Applications &
Regulations. 2014 Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference. Indianapolis, IN. May 21.
Sanders, M.E. 2014. Regulatory roadblocks to probiotic functional foods
and supplements. American Oil Chemists meeting, San Antonio, May 6.
San AntonioSanders, M.E. 2013. What pharmacists need to know about
probiotics. St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,
Office of Continuing Professional Education. Jamaica, New York, November 2.
Sanders, M.E. 2013. Probiotics: Optimizing the Benefits Within
Regulatory Limitations. Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting,
Chicago, July 16.
Sanders, M.E. Probiotic Basics for Pharmacists. American Pharmacists
Association annual meeting, March 2.
Sanders, M.E. 2012. Probiotics, health claims and EFSA. Presented as
part of a symposium: Probiotics and
prebiotics in practice - a practical guide to usability in specific cases.
Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 29.
Sanders, M.E. 2012. Regulation of Health and Nutritional Claims
Comparison of Europe and U.S.A. Symposium:
Clinical Trials for Foods and Supplements–Guidance for Industry,
Limerick, Ireland. September 28.
Sanders, M.E. 2012. Developing a Dossier to Substantiate Health Effects
of Probiotic Foods, Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, April 23.
Sanders, M.E. 2012. Evidence needed for a health claim. Gut Microbiota
For Health 1st World Summit, European Society of Neurogastroenterology and
Motility, Evian, France. March 26-28.
Sanders, M.E. 2012. Translation of Probiotic Science into Probiotic
Foods. Food Forum Workshop on the Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health. Sponsored
by the Institute of Medicine. Washington DC, February 22-23.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. Probiotics ‐Friendly Flora. Hot Topics in Nutrition, sponsored by Dairy Council of Arizona,
Phoenix, October 18.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. Demystifying probiotics. Nonprescription Medicines
Academy Annual Conference, Mason OH, October 14.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. Is your pizza probiotic? Webcast lecture as part of
Yakult USA Dietician Website lecture series, September 14.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. The Impact of Regulatory Frameworks on Probiotic
Development Pathways. FASEB Summer Research Conference, Carefree AZ, July 28.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. Developing Efficacy Standards to Support the Health
Benefits of Probiotics. Institute of Food Technologists Webcast, July 19.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. What Are the Risks and Challenges of Making Health
Benefit Claims on Probiotic Foods and Supplements? University College Cork,
Ireland, June 22.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. Communicating health benefits on probiotic foods.
International Dairy Foods Association 2011 Milk and Cultured Dairy Products
Symposium, Rosemont, IL, March 22.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. Can Probiotics Alter the Microbiota? Yale University
3rd Workshop on Advances in Probiotic Use, New Haven, CT, April 8.
Sanders, M.E. 2011. The Impact of Regulatory Frameworks on Probiotic
Development Pathways. FASEB Summer Research Conferences,
“Probiotics, Intestinal Microbiota and the Host: Physiological and Clinical
Implications”, Carefree Resort, Carefree, Arizona, July 24 – July 29.
Sanders, M.E. 2010. What to Look For in a Probiotic Product. American
Academy of Family Physicians, Dinner Symposium on “Infections and Health: How
Can Probiotics Help?” Denver CO, September 30.
Sanders, M.E. 2010. Confused about probiotics? Here’s help! Webcast
lecture as part of Yakult USA Dietician Website monthly lecture series.
Sanders, ME. 2010. Translating probiotics research: Global regulatory
environment. Institute of Food Technologists, Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 19.
Sanders, ME. 2010. Translating the science into efficacy claims on
probiotic or prebiotic products in the US market. American Dairy Science
Association, Annual Meeting, Denver, July 13.
Sanders, M.E. 2010. Probiotics: myths vs. facts. NY Academy of Sciences Conference
- Probiotics: From Bench to Market, June 11, New York, NY.
Sanders, M.E. 2010. New York
Academy of Sciences, “Science & The City” podcast about probiotics. Free
podcast (“More Than A Yogurt Cup”) at NYAS website and on iTunes (search
“Science & The City”).
Sanders, M. E. 2010. Applications of beneficial microbes: state of the
art! TNO beneficial microbes conference, March 15-17, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands.
Sanders, M.E. 2010. Strategies for Managing Individuals with Diagnosed
Lactose Intolerance: Probiotics. National Institutes of Health Consensus
Development Conference: Lactose Intolerance and Health. February 22-24,
Sanders, M.E. 210. The Good Gut Bugs: Prebiotics & Probiotics.
Current Issues in Nutrition, Iowa State University, University Extension
Program. April 15, Webinar.
Sanders, M.E. 2010. Probiotics: what are they and how they might be of
value to patients with kidney disease. Council on Renal Nutrition, March 3,
Sanders, M.E. 2010. Probiotics and prebiotics: what are they and how
might they help infants and children. Part 1. Background on the gut microbiota,
defining probiotics and prebiotics and the marketplace. Part 2. Examining the
clinical evidence for health effects of probiotics and prebiotics of probiotics
and prebiotics. WIC conference, February 3, Norman, OK.
Sanders, M.E. 2009. Are generic claims justified for probiotic products?
The need for strain-specific demonstration of efficacy. Supply Side West trade
show, November 13, Las Vegas NV.
Sanders, M.E. 2009. Probiotics: An overview – understanding health
effects, mechanisms of action and marketplace. Amer College of Nutrition,
October 2, Orlando FL.
Sanders, M.E. 2009. Understanding and Recommending Probiotics.
Teleseminar sponsored by the American Dietetics Association, August 27. Online
Sanders, M.E. 2009. How do we define a probiotic? 11th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium “Protective Nutrients: Are They Here to Stay?”
July 8-9, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.
Sanders, M.E. 2009. Probiotics: Health Effects and Navigating the
Marketplace. Wyoming Medical Society, June 11, Sheridan, WY.
Sanders, M.E. 2009. What Constitutes a Probiotic? American Academy of
Physician Assistants 37th Annual conference, May 26, San Diego, CA. Webcast
Sanders, M.E. 2009. The Potential Uses for Probiotics in Human Health,
16th Annual Alimentary Update conference, March 26, South Lake
Sanders, M.E. 2009. Probiotics: Recommendations for Patients, Navigating
the Marketplace and Understanding the Regulatory Categories, 16thAnnual Alimentary Update conference, March 26, South Lake Tahoe, NV
Sanders, M.E. 2009. Probiotics: strain and dose dependency of effects,
Natural Products Expo West, March 6, Anaheim CA
Sanders, M.E. 2009. Probiotic effects on human health: what do we know?
Lecture presented as part of NIH STEP Lecture Series, January 13, Bethesda, MD
Sanders, M.E. 2008. The potential use for probiotics in health. American
College of Nutrition, 49th Annual Meeting, October 3, Arlington, VA.
Sanders, M.E. 2008. Health benefits of active cultures: probiotics.
Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, July 18-20, Estes Park, CO
Sanders, M.E. 2008. Latest developments in probiotics: scientific,
clinical and regulatory – a US perspective. Probiotech2008, June 18-24, Nantes
Sanders, M.E. 2008. NY State Dietetics Assn, May 6-7, Albany, NY.
Sanders, M.E. 2008. Probiotics: part of a healthy diet. Nebraska
Dietetics Association Annual Meeting, April 24, Omaha, NE.
Sanders, M.E. 2008. Establishing guidelines for defining probiotics and
product quality standards. International Probiotics Association meeting, April
11-12, Beverly Hills.
Sanders, M.E. 2008. Probiotics: the health impact of active cultures,
Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine, University of
Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center, March 5, Aurora, CO.
Sanders, M.E. 2007. Factors influencing gut microbiota: Probiotics.
NIH/NIDDK Conference on Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Advances in Prebiotic
and Probiotic Research. December 11-12, Bethesda, MD.
Sanders, M.E. 2007. Use of probiotics and yogurts in maintenance of health.
Advances in Clinical Use of Probiotics – 2007. November 16, Yale University,
New Haven, CT.
Sanders, M.E. 2007. Gut flora and the impact of probiotics on intestinal
health. American College of Gastroenterology annual conference. Satellite
symposium. October 16, Philadelphia.
Sanders, M.E. 2007. Probiotics: The health impact of active cultures.
Indiana Academy of Family Physicians 59th Annual Meeting, July 26, French Lick,
Sanders, M. E. 2007. Health benefits of probiotics. ILSI China Workshop
on Fermented Milk and Health, June 8, Beijing, China.
Sanders, M.E. 2007. Breaking the barriers - connecting with consumers
and delivering the benefits of probiotic cultures. IDFA Cultured Products
Symposium. May 23, Minneapolis, MN.
Sanders, M.E. 2007. Barriers to commercialization of probiotic products.
ILSI North America meeting, January 24, Cancun, Mexico.
Sanders, M.E. 2006. Probiotics: Definition, Source, Selection and Uses.
At “Developing Probiotics as Foods and Drugs – Scientific and Regulatory
Challenges”. Conference sponsored by Natural Health Products Special Area
Interest Community (NHP- SIAC) of the Drug Information Association. October
16-17, College Park MD.
Sanders, M.E. 2006. Probiotics: What, Why and When? Presented to the
American Academy of Family Practitioners, Satellite Symposium, September 29,
Washington DC. Webcast
Sanders, M.E. 2006. Probiotics: benefits and applications. American
Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference, September 19, Honolulu,
Sanders, M.E. 2006. Probiotic cultures for cheese. 17thBiennial Cheese Industry Conference. August 9, Sun Valley, Idaho.
Sanders, M.E. 2006. Probiotics: considerations for human health. Council
for Responsible Nutrition’s Day of Science, July 25, Washington DC.
Sanders, M.E. 2006. The contribution of microbes in fermented dairy
products to health. IFT, June 24-28, Orlando FL.
Sanders, M.E. 2006. Health benefits of probiotics. Pennsylvania Dietetic
Association Annual Meeting, April 28, King of Prussia, PA.
Sanders, M.E. 2006. Health benefits of probiotics in dairy foods. 8thSymposium on Advances in Dairy Products Technology, February 27-28, Shell
Sanders, M.E. 2005. What is a probiotic and how do you choose it?
European Conference on Probiotics and Their Applications, October 6 – 8,
Sanders, M.E. 2005. Myths about probiotics. The Pennsylvania State
University, Departmental Seminar, September 15, University Park, PA.
Sanders, M.E. 2005. The value of revising the standard of identity for
yogurt: why bacteria are important. Presentation made to Congressional Staffers
on behalf of the National Yogurt Association, May 17, Washington DC.
Korzenik, J., Kitts, C., Pittler, A., Engelbrektson, A., Sanders, M. and
Klaenhammer, T. 2005. A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of
probiotics to minimize the disruption of gut flora as assessed by 16s rRNA
terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism and culture enumeration in
healthy subjects undergoing antibiotic therapy. Digestive Disease Weekly, May
14-19, Chicago, IL.
Sanders, M.E. 2005. Prebiotics and probiotics. Albuquerque District
Dietetic Association, March 7, Albuquerque NM.
Sanders, M.E. 2005. Communicating about efficacy of probiotic products
in the US market: scientific and regulatory considerations. Univ. of Guelph,
March 2, Guelph, Ontario Canada.
Sanders, M.E. 2005. Probiotic and prebiotic use in a hospital setting:
antibiotic induced diarrhea, Crohn’s disease and other indications. February
18, Longmont United Hospital, Longmont, CO.
Sanders, M.E. 2004. The potential impact of probiotics and prebiotics on
gastrointestinal and immune health of combat soldiers. Paper presented at the Institute of
Medicine Workshop on Optimization of Nutrient Composition of Military Rations
for Short-Term, High-Stress Situations. Institute of Medicine. Committee on
Optimization of Nutrient Composition of Military Rations for Short-Term,
High-Stress Situations. August 9-11, Natick MA.
Nguyen, H.D., Lung, D.Y., Engelbrektson, A.L., Korzenik, J., Sanders,
M.E., Leyer, G. and Kitts, C. 2004. The effect of probiotics on the species
distribution of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus in healthy subjects
undergoing antibiotic therapy. International Society of Microbial Ecology,
August 22-27, Cancun, Mexico.
Sanders, M.E. 2004. Probiotics in the control of allergy: clinical
support and product development. Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting,
July 12-16, Las Vegas NV.
Sanders, M. E. and J. Heimbach. 2004. Probiotic and prebiotic standards
for yogurt and yogurt drinks. IDFA Cultured Dairy Products Conference, May
18-19, Minneapolis, MN.
Sanders, M.E. 2004. Probiotic bacteria in yogurt: how much is enough?
Nutracon, March 4, Anaheim, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. Building a probiotic dairy product: a case study.
Worldwide Food Expo 2003, October 30, Chicago, IL.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. Probiotic dairy products: marketing challenges. 40thAnnual Marschall Cheese & Dairy Expo, September 17-18, Visalia, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. Probiotics: What’s New? 40th Annual
Marschall Cheese & Dairy Expo, September 17-18, Visalia, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. Update on probiotics – new research. Cultured Dairy
Products Conference, May 20-21, Milwaukee, WI.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. Probiotics: definition, importance to microbiology
and health, and optimal standards for human use. American Society for
Microbiology, May 18 – 23, Washington DC.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. The role of probiotics in human health. Wisconsin
Dietetics Association 2003 Annual Conference, April 10, Madison, WI.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. The science and marketing of probiotics: emphasis
on opportunity for dairy products. 2003 All Star Convention, March 12-16, La
Sanders, M.E. 2003. L. acidophilusNCFM®: functional properties of a unique probiotic strain. Expo
West, March 7, Anaheim, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2003. Probiotics: scientific basis and clinical
applications. American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, National
Nutrition Week, January 20-24, San Antonio, TX.
Sanders, M. E. 2002. Safety of oral probiotics in human health: what is
known? Montreal International Symposium Probiotics and Health: Biofunctional
Perspectives. October 24-25, 2002, Montreal, Quebec.
Sanders, M. E. 2002. Probiotics: what are they and how are they used?
American College of Nutrition 43rd Annual Symposium on Advances in Clinical
Nutrition, October 3-6, 2002, San Antonio, TX.
Sanders, M. E. and F. Guarner. 2002. Convene round table on: Yogurts and
Fermented Milks. Benefits of Live Cultures. September 25, 2002. World Dairy
Sanders, M. E. 2002. L.
acidophilus NCFM®: functional properties of a unique probiotic
strain. Vitafoods International 2000 Exhibition and Conference, Geneva,
Sanders, M. E. 2002. Probiotics for humans: status and future of the
science and marketplace. FDA National Center for Toxicological Research,
Sanders, M. E. 2002. The scientific basis and clinical effects of
probiotics. Michigan State University Malcolm Trout Lecture Series, E. Lansing,
Sanders, M. E. 2002. Marketing opportunities for nutraceuticals and
probiotics. SmartMarketing 2002 (sponsored by IDFA), San Diego, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2001. Probiotic delivered through foods. Probiotics,
Prebiotics and New Foods Conference. Rome, Italy.
Sanders, M. E. 2001. Regulatory aspects of health claims associated with
probiotics. International Dairy FederationNutrition Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
Sanders, M.E. 2001. Probiotics: new strains and strain specific research.
Nutricon 2001, San Diego, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2001. Probiotics in the human diet: what is their role?
American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
Sanders, M. E. 2001. Probiotics: efficacy and applications to dairy
products. 2001 Annual Meeting of Institute of Food Technologist, New Orleans,
Sanders, M. E. 2001. Regulatory considerations for labeling foods and
supplements with health statements in the U.S. First International Bio-Minerals
Symposium: Trace Elements in Nutrition, Health and Disease. Salt Lake City, UT.
Sanders, M. E. 2001. Dairy foods and those friendly bacteria important
to your health. California Dairy Industry Conference, Pomona, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2001. The emerging role of probiotics in health. Food
3000, Rome, Italy.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. Functional foods in the USA: can probiotics and
prebiotics play a role? American Association of Candy Technologists, Section
Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. Probiotics: foods in the marketplace. Food Advisory
Committee to FDA, meeting on probiotics, Arlington, VA.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. Probiotic theory and application in foods. General
Mills Technical Seminar Series, Minneapolis, MN.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. Probiotics/prebiotics. Cultured Dairy Products
Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. The perfect partnership: milk and probiotics. Fluid
Milk Forum, Dairy Management Inc., Rosemont, IL.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. Probiotic products in the U.S.: current status and
future challenges. California Institute for Agricultural Research Conference
XIII, Sacramento, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. Better health and better foods: the role of probiotics.
East Coast Section of IFT, Philadelphia, PA.
Sanders, M. E. 2000. Probiotics. Oregon Dairy Industries 2000
Conference. Eugene, OR.
Sanders, M.E. 2000. USA perspectives on probiotics. PROBDEMO Meeting,
Sanders, M. E. 1999. Current market and potential for
probiotic-containing products in the U.S. IFT Scientific Lecturer. Ohio IFT
Division, Cleveland, OH.
Sanders, M. E. 1999. Microbiological issues in marketing probiotic
products. International Workshop on Dairy Products and Colon Cancer Risk
Reduction, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Sanders, M. E. 1999. Bringing a probiotic-containing functional food
product to market: microbiological, product, regulatory and labeling issues.
Sixth Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria, Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
Sanders, M. E. 1999. Approaches and limitations of in vitro
characterization of probiotic bacteria. Submitted to 1999 Annual Meeting of the
American Dairy Science Association, Memphis, TN.
Yeung, P. S. M., R. Cano, C. L. Kitts, M. E. Sanders and P. S. Tong.
1999. Gene-based techniques for species identification and strain relatedness
of commercial probiotic strains. 1999 IFT Annual Meeting, Abstract 37D-27.
Yeung, P.S.M., R. Cano, P. S. Tong, and M. E. Sanders. 1999. Comparison
of API, 16S rDNA sequencing and fatty acid analysis as methods to speciate
commercial probiotic bacteria. 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy
Science Association, Memphis, TN.
Iturriria-Laverty, K., P. S. Tong, and M. E. Sanders. 1999.
Microbiological stability of probiotic and starter bacteria in commercial
yogurt and cottage cheese. 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science
Association, Memphis, TN.
Sanders, M. E. 1999. Functional properties of yogurt. Dannon
International Research Center Symposium: “Yogurt: Eighty Years of Active
Research for Health”, Barcelona, Spain.
Sanders, M. E. 1999. Probiotics and health. IRTU Conference on “Dairy
Products and Health”, Ulster, Northern Ireland.
Sanders, M. E. 1999. Considerations for use of probiotic bacteria to
modulate human health. 1999 Experimental Biology annual meeting, Washington,
Sanders, M. E., R. Cano and T. R. Klaenhammer. 1998. Lactic acid
bacteria – they can be “healthy” for the consumer and you. California Milk
Producer Research Conference: Report on Producers’ Investments, Visalia, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 1998. Current market and potential for
probiotic-containing products in the U.S. Northern California Section IFT, San
Sanders, M. E. 1998. Overview of functional foods with an emphasis on
probiotic bacteria. Washington DC Section IFT, October 22, Washington DC.
Sanders, M. E. 1998. Current market and potential for probiotic-containing
products in the U.S., Bonneville Section IFT, September 18, Park City, UT.
Sanders, M. E. 1998. Scientific basis of probiotic functionality.
Brigham Young University, Departmental Seminar Series, Provo, UT.
Sanders, M. E. 1998. Current market and potential for probiotic-containing
products in the U.S. Cultured Dairy Products Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Sanders, M. E. 1997. Overview of functional foods. US/Ireland
Co-operation Programme in Agricultural Science and Technology, Conference on
Functional Foods, Cork, Ireland.
Sanders, M. E. 1997. Probiotics: theory, potential and use. Nutracon 97 Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Sanders, M. E. 1997. Development of consumer probiotics in the US
market. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
Sanders, M. E. 1996. Probiotic cultures and human health. XII
International Symposium on Gnotobiology (ISG), Honolulu, HI.
Sanders, M. E. 1996. Probiotic cultures for milk products: positive
human health effects and microbiological challenges. Departmental Seminar,
Dairy Products Technology Center, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo,
Sanders, M. E. 1996. Overview of probiotics: their effect on human
health. 16th Symposium on Nutrition and Food Technology, Chicago, IL.
Sanders, M. E. 1995. Probiotics: from all things to all people, to snake
oil. World Congress on Anaerobic Bacteria and Infections, San Juan, Puerto
Sanders, M. E. 1995. Probiotics: definition and range of applications.
Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 1994. Lactic acid bacteria and human health. Old Herborn
University Seminar, Herborn, Germany.
Sanders, M. E. 1994. The effect of lactic acid bacteria on human health.
Univ. Minnesota Departmental Seminar, St. Paul, MN.
Sanders, M. E. 1994. The next generation of fluid milks with added
lactic cultures. Spring Dairy Industry Conference, Sacramento, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 1994. Culture containing milks for the California market:
project update. California Cheese Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 1993. Health attributes of cultured dairy foods. Annual
Meeting of American Cultured Dairy Products Institute, Las Vegas, NV.
Sanders, M. E. 1992. Rapid Microbiological Methods. Rocky Mountain
Section of IFT Suppliers Night, Denver, CO.
Sanders, M. E. 1991. HACCP. Rocky Mountain Section of IFT, Denver, CO.
Sanders, M. E. 1990. Genetic approaches for the improvement of strains
for Italian cheese manufacture. Marschall Italian Cheese Seminar, Madison, WI.
Sanders, M. E. 1990. Genetic approaches for improving food starter
cultures. ASM Conference on Biotechnology, Chicago, IL.
Sanders, M. E. 1989. Bacteriophage resistance and its applications to
yogurt flora. International Conference on Health Attributes of Live Active
Culture Yogurt, New York.
Sanders, M. E. 1989. Phage-resistance in cheese-making bacteria. Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
Sanders, M. E. 1988. Phage resistant starters. E.M.B.O. Workshop on
Genetic Manipulation of Lactic Acid Bacteria: A Breakthrough in the Food
Industry, Annecy, France.
Sanders, M. E., P.J. Leonhard, and T.R. Klaenhammer. 1986. The use of
pTR2030 for the conjugal construction of a fast acid-producing, phage-resistant
strain of Streptococcus lactis.
American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting, Davis, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 1986. Genetic characterization of lactic acid bacteria.
Western Food Industry Conference, Davis, CA.
Sanders, M. E. 1985. Advances in starter culture technology. X Food
Microbiology Research Conference, Chicago, IL.
Sanders, M. E. 1985. Protoplast transformation of Streptococcus cremoris. Wind River Conference on Genetic Exchange,
Estes Park, CO.
Sanders, M. E. and T. R. Klaenhammer. 1984. Temperature-sensitive phage
resistance in a phage-insensitive strain of Streptococcus
lactis. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, St.
Klaenhammer, T.R. and M. E. Sanders. 1983. Resistance of group N
streptococci to lytic bacteriophage: mechanisms and genetic determinants.
International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria in Foods: Genetics, Metabolism
and Applications. Netherlands Society for Microbiology, Wageningen, The
Sanders, M. E. and T. R. Klaenhammer. 1983. Phage resistance in a phage
insensitive strain of Streptococcus
lactis: involvement of plasmid DNA in genetically determining phage
adsorption. 77th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Sanders, M. E. 1982. Involvement of plasmid DNA in the bacteriophage
resistance of the lactic streptococci. Carolina - Virginia Section Meeting of
Institute of Food Technologists, Winston-Salem, NC.
Sanders, M. E. and T. R. Klaenhammer, 1981. Plasmid composition of
mutants deficient in restriction and modification and proteolytic capacities in
Streptococcus cremoris KH. American
Society for Microbiology International Conference on Streptococcal Genetics,
Sanders, M. E. and T. R. Klaenhammer, 1981. Evidence for plasmid linkage
of restriction and modification systems in Streptococcus
cremoris. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Sanders, M. E. and T. R. Klaenhammer, 1980. Restriction and modification
in the lactic streptococci: the effect of heat on the development of modified,
lytic bacteriophage. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science
Association, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA.
Sanders, M. E. and T. R. Klaenhammer, 1979. Host restriction and
modification in the lactic streptococci: effect of environmental stress. North
Carolina Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Raleigh, NC.