Elena Franco-Robles

Universidad de Guanajuato

Dr. Elena Franco-Robles has an MMSc and DMSc from the Department of Medical Sciences, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. She also has a BS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry at the same university. She completed a post-doctorate in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN). In recent years, she has published more than fifteen scientific articles in international indexed and peer-reviewed journals on in vitro and in vivo studies, mainly in laboratory animals, which have been widely cited. She has been an evaluator of scientific articles and manuscripts for various international scientific publishers. The line of research that she develops is multidisciplinary in the areas of animal health, mucosal immunology, clinical diagnosis, and functional ingredients. She has collaborated with various educational institutions and research centers, as well as with the industrial sector. Dr. Franco has taught various courses and seminars and has participated in various national and international scientific conferences. Likewise, she has advised various students for the development and completion of bachelor\'s degrees, Master of Science degrees, and Doctor of Science theses in the health discipline.

Elena Franco-Robles

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Currently, new health benefits of probiotics have been identified, and new strains with probiotic potential have been discovered and continue to be investigated. Likewise, prebiotics and their interaction with the microbiota have been the focus of research in human and animal health, as well as to counteract zoonotic pathogenic microorganisms. Probiotics and prebiotics can be found in food and are isolated or synthesized to be supplemented as functional ingredients for the benefit of humans or animals. The volume contains thirteen chapters that explain the mechanisms of probiotics, prebiotics, and symbiotics from their interaction with the intestinal microbiota as antimicrobials and immunomodulators and their effect on human and animal health.

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