Eile Butler

Scientific Officer at BioGaia AB

Eile is employed as Scientific officer as part of Business Development for the world renowned probiotic company, BioGaia in Lund, Sweden since 2016. Éiles primary focus is investigating different probiotic strains and their potential uses in skin health applications both in preclinical and clinical research. This is performed both in coordinating preclinical and clinical research in BioGaia while seeking out collaborations and partnerships worldwide both through industry and academia. Eile is also affiliated with Malmö University, Sweden keeping her close to student life and research taking place in the Oresund region of Copenhagen and Malmö.

Eile was awarded her PhD in 2015 in Medical Microbiology from Lund University Sweden where her main focus was the investigation and characterization of lactic acid bacteria from the honeybee and their applications in wound management. Éile, originally from Ireland obtained her Bachelors degree in Technological University of Dublin, Ireland, in Biomedical Science in 2011 and has been passionate about microbiology and the microbiome since.


The applications of L. reuteri DSM 17938 in skin health

  • The topical applications of both live probiotics and lysates in skin health has become an interesting and innovative area of research
  • We have investigated live L. reuteri DSM 17938 and its lysate for its potential in topical skin applications using ex vivo skin models and in vitro assays for antimicrobial activity
  • We hypothesize that L. reuteri DSM 17938 could be beneficial for general skin health, improve barrier function or in the management of unhealthy skin prone to inflammatory conditions due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and skin barrier enhancing functions