What are Probiotics and why do we need them?

Grant Goldman from 2SM Super Network has a chat with one of Australia's leading Microbiologist John Ellerman on the topic of probiotics, prebiotics and how they benefit us.

John Ellerman is a science graduate (Microbiology and Biochemistry) from the University of Sydney and a Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology. He studied Dairy Technology at what is now the University of Western Sydney and worked as a dairy research microbiologist for the NSW Dept. of Agriculture. He worked as the microbiologist for Dairy Farmers Cooperative Ltd for seven years before joining what became part of Burns Philp & Co. Ltd. to conduct research into the fermentation of dairy cultures, including probiotics. During the 1990’s he served on the Advisory Board of the Food Science faculty at the University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury) and on the Management Committee of the Government-funded Cooperative Research Centre for Food Innovation at the University of NSW which included scientists from DSM (led by John), Goodman Fielder, UNSW and CSIRO Division of Dairy Research). 


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