Graduated with distinction with a doctorate from INRS-Centre Armand-Frappier, Dr Mathieu Millette has specialized in the study of probiotics for more than 20 years. A seasoned microbiologist and speaker, his research interests are to elucidate the mechanisms of action of probiotic bacteria and to understand the interactions between beneficial microorganisms, the gut microbiome and the immune system. Scientific director of the Kerry company, he leads a team of researchers dedicated to the characterization of probiotic formulations and the development of innovative applications in the field of supplements and foods. Furthermore, Mathieu Millette is an Associate Professor at the INRS-Centre Armand Frappier, is active with the Association of Microbiologists of Quebec and sits on the board of Directors of the International Probiotic Association. Dr. Millette is author or co-author of more than 45 scientific publications and book chapters and inventor of 3 patents.