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3rd International Conference on Food Oral Processing (FOP2014)

The 3rd International Conference on Food Oral Processing (FOP2014) will take place from the 29th June to the 2nd July 2014 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. This meeting is the third in a series of conferences aimed at understanding the principles and mechanisms underpinning eating and sensory appreciation in order to seek a fundamental understanding of food.

The conference will cover the following topics:
• Food structure, breakdown and sensory perception
• The mouth, the gut and the brain
• Food structure and food design for specific consumer groups
• Bolus formation and physiology of eating, drinking and swallowing
• Modelling of oral processing and in mouth taste and flavour release
• New analytical techniques to measure food oral processing
• Food oral processing and regulation of food intake
• Oral sensory receptors and oral tactile perception
• Evolutionary aspects of food oral processing
• Food and saliva

With an international lineup of plenary speakers from the UK, US, France and The Netherlands to name a few, it promises to be an exciting conference with stimulating scientific discussion in this interdisciplinary research area.

To register and find out more details about this exciting conference, please visit the website.

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The 105th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

The 105th AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society) Annual Meeting & Expo will be taking place from the 4th–7th May 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. The event will cover the topics of fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Some of the topics to be covered include:

- Eliminating trans Fats: Emerging Solutions with Healthier Oils
- Farmed Fish as an Omega-3 Source
- High Oleic Soybean Oils Emerge onto the Marketplace
- Regulations, Retailers, and Sustainability: How to Formulate in an Evolving Environment

The event will also include short courses on analytical techniques, fundamentals of edible oils, and plant proteins.

To find out more about this event and to register, please visit the website.

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Food & Function International Symposia

Food & Function 2013 symposium, Taiwan, China, Chongqing, BejingThis November, the Food & Function International Symposia took place. The three one day series of symposia were held at National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City, Taiwan; Peking University, Beijing, China and Southwest University, Chongqing, China, on the 25th, 27th and 29th November, respectively. We are very grateful to our hosts, Professors Steven Feng Chen, Gow-Chin Yen, and Guo Hua Zhao, for their generous hospitality and the considerable help they gave us to make these events so successful.

Taiwan poster prize winners Food & Function SymposiumWe were delighted to be able to award several prizes at the three events. Pictured on the right are the successful winners collecting their prizes (from top to bottom: winners from the Taiwan event, the Beijing event and the Chongqing event, together with Food & Function Managing Editor, Sarah Ruthven). Poster prize winners from the Taiwan event were: Cheng-Ying Ho (Protective effects of diallyl sulfide against OVA-induced murine allergic asthma model via upregulation of Nrf2), Chih-Min Yang (Antimetastatic effects of α-carotene and possible mechanisms of action in Human hepatocarcinoma SK-Hep-1 cells) and Min-Hsueh Tai (Curcurmin supresses Food & Function Symposium prize winner BeijingPCSK9 gene expression through HNF-1α reduction and increases LDL uptake in HepG2 cells). Food & Function prize winners from the Beijing event were: Xiaorong Lin (Interactions among chemical components of cocoa tea (Camellia ptilophylla Chang), a natural low caffeine-containing tea species) Fang Fang (Study on antidiabetic activities of Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina L.) drupes extracts) and Jixiang Lai (Investigations of antioxidant activity and gene expression of black soybean sprouts). Poster prize winners from the Chongqing event were: Yi Liu (Effect of pretreatment on enzymatic hydrolysis of bovine collagen and formation of ACE-inhibitory peptides), Jia Liu (Synthesis characterisation and aqueous self-assembly of octenyl-succinate oact β-glucan), Daoqi Long (Blasting extrusion of wheat bran: determination of optimum processing conditions and extrudate physiocochemical properties), Si Tan Chongqing Poster Prize winners at Food & Function Symposium(The antimetabolic disorder effects of kumquat fruit extracts (FME) on high-fat diet-induced C57BL/6 obese mice) and Jian Liu. We would like to congratulate all the prize winners on their achievements.

The symposia featured talks by an outstanding list of speakers including Food & Function Associate Editor Professor Steven Feng Chen (Peking University, China), new Editorial Board Chair Professor Kevin Croft (University of Western Australia) and Editorial Board member Professor Vincenzo Fogliano (Wageningen University, The Netherlands). Dr Bettina Wolf (University of Nottingham, UK) and Dr Hang Xiao (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) were also speaking at all three locations. Delegates had an enjoyable time and there were stimulating discussions during the week.

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12th International Hydrocolloids Conference – Functional Hydrocolloids: The key to human health

12th International Hydrocolloids Conference
Functional hydrocolloids: The key to human health 

May 5–9th 2014
Howard International Conference Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts
(Deadline December 31st 2013) 

The 12th International Hydrocolloids Conference will be taking place from 5–9th May 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. This Conference will focus on the new opportunities for natural hydrocolloids in important areas including, food, pharmaceuticals, medicine and health, cosmetics and personal care. It will include topics such as novel hydrocolloid systems, the relationship between hydrocolloid structure and function and novel production and processing techniques. Internationally renowned speakers will present their latest basic and applied research findings.

Topics will include:
• Bioactive polysaccharides and proteins – structure and bioactivity
• Dietary Fibre – Glycemia and satiety control
• Hydrocolloids for delivery – encapsulation and controlled release
• Hydrocolloid functionality – including rheological properties, emulsification, film formation
• New sources, new materials and new technology
• Global market and regulation

Plenary Speakers

Professor M.J. Gidley, University of Queensland, Australia, ‘Hydrocolloids in the digestive tract: physical properties and health implications’

Professor D. Goff, University of Guelph, Canada, ‘Role of polysaccharide stabilisers in ice-cream and frozen desserts’

Professor H. Singh, Massey University, New Zealand, ‘Understanding structural changes in food emulsions during gastro-intestinal processing’

Professor S. Kasapis, RMIT University, Australia ‘Structural properties and bioactivity of whey proteins under high pressure processing’

Professor F. Debeaufort, University of Bourgourge, France, ‘How structural organisation and interactions affect barrier and active properties of hydrocolloid-based biopackaging materials’

Dr G. Sworn, DuPont, France, [title to be announced]

Professor M.-Y. Xie, Nanchang University, China, ‘Study on the structure and bioactivity of polysaccharides from food resources’

Professor A. Nussinovitch, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Hydrocolloid carriers for efficient bio-control of soil borne plant pathogenic fungi’

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If you wish to present a paper or a poster at the conference please submit an abstract through our website by December 31st 2013.

If you want to know more about the Conference please contact;

Professor Peter A. Williams,
Centre for Water Soluble Polymers,
Glyndwr University,
Plas Coch, Mold Road,
Wrexham, LL11 2AW
United Kingdom 

Tel: +44 (0)1978 293083 
email: williamspa@glyndwr.ac.uk

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The 13th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC)

The 13th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC) was held at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, on the 26–29th August. The conference focussed on understanding the effects of nutrition on human health and fitness. Food & Function was delighted to provide a prize for the Best Poster winner. Congratulations to Katarzyna Maresz from Poland (photographed right) who won with her poster entitled: Dose dependent inhibition of marker of inflammation by pretreatment of Human PBMC with menaquinone-7 (MK-7) and cell activation with selected TLR agonists. Well done Katarzyna!

Plans are already underway for next year’s conference in September 2014. To find out more, please visit the website.

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Food & Function International Symposium

Food & Function are delighted to announce the ”Food & Function International Symposium“, which will take place at three different locations throughout China and Taiwan this November. Each meeting will feature a selection of lectures on the science of food and nutrition, given by some of the world’s leading scientists.

The three symposia will take place as follows:

Monday 25 November
National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City, Taiwan. Featuring talks from the following speakers:Food & Function Symposium

• Professor Gow-Chin Yen,  National Chung Hsing University
• Professor Min-Hsiung Pan, National Taiwan University
• Professor Fuu Sheu, National Taiwan University

Wednesday 27 November
Peking University, Beijing, China. Featuring talks from the following speakers:

• Professor Duo Li,  Zhejiang University
• Professor Zhenyu Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong
• Professor Junshi Chen, Chinese Centre of Disease Control & Prevention

Friday 29 November
Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Featuring talks from the following speakers:

• Professor Guo Hua Zhao,  Southwest University
• Professor Zhonghua Liu,  Hunan Agricultural University
• Professor Jun Sheng, Yunnan Agricultural University

In addition to these speakers, Professor Kevin Croft (University of Western Australia, Australia), Professor Steven Feng Chen (Peking University), Professor Vincenzo Fogliano (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) Dr Bettina Wolf (University of Nottingham, UK) and Dr Hang Xiao (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) will be presenting at all three locations.

These events are free to attend, and you can register your interest here.  To find out more about these exciting events, please visit the website: http://rsc.li/food-function-2013.

There will be prizes awarded for the best posters, and students attending the meeting are encouraged to present a poster. Further details regarding the poster sessions and poster requirements can be found on the website.

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The Third Luxembourgish Nutrition Conference (Nulux) – Nutrition, Chronic Health Complications, and Healthy Ageing

The Third Luxembourgish Nutrition Conference (Nulux) will take place in Luxembourg on October 25, 2013, at the Coque Conference Centre in Luxembourg City. The conference will focus on nutritional strategies for the prevention of chronic diseases (such as cardio-vascular complications, diabetes mellitus type 2, several types of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases) and nutritional strategies to support healthy ageing.

The programe will include a keynote lecture from Professor Michael Leitzmann, oral presentations, and poster sessions. Interpretation of epidemiological studies, dietary intervention strategies, and the relationship between nutrients and non-nutrients and health benefits will be discussed in the following sessions:

• Morning session: Overview – Diet and Chronic Diseases: Considerations for Assessing a Healthy Diet

• Afternoon session I: Diet and Chronic Diseases – Focus Micronutrients and Phytochemicals

• Afternoon session II: Diet and Chronic Diseases – New Strategies Toward a Healthier Nutrition

To read more about this exciting conference and to register, please visit the website!

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The International Functional Food Conference 2013 – abstract submission deadline extended

The International Functional Food Conference will be held in Cyberjaya, Malaysia on the 18th to 20th August. The conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to functional food and the organisers invite papers, abstracts and presentation proposals relevant to the theme of the conference “Innovative Health Products – Taking Concept to Nutritious Reality: Perspective for Industry”. The abstract submission deadline has now been extended to July 31st 2013.

Click here to find out more about the invited speakers at the conference.

The conference will allow scientists, industrial partners, and academia to gather and discuss their current research. The main themes will include:

- Quality, commercialisation and consumer perspective on functional food
- Development of emerging processing technologies for health products and ingredients
- Nanotechnology and biotechnology of functional ingredients design
- Functional food: past, present and future
- Pharmacology, biochemistry and nutrigenomic studies for functional food
- Trends in fermented functional food, halal functional food and plant functional food

For more information about this exciting conference and to register, please visit the website.

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The 13th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference

The 13th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC) will be held at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, on the 26–29th August.

The mission of the INDC is to increase the understanding of the effects of nutrition on human health, physical and mental fitness. The 4-day programme will include speakers from the UK, Europe, Canada and the US. Functional foods, food microbiology (including antibiotic resistance), and nutrition related diseases will be amongst the many topics to be covered at the conference.

To find out more about this conference and to register, please visit the website.

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The 5th International Symposium on Nutrition, Oxygen Biology and Medicine

Abdenour Belkacemi - Winner of the Food & Function poster prize

The 5th International Symposium on Nutrition, Oxygen Biology and Medicine took place at Campus Des Cordeliers, Paris, France on the 5–7th June. This year’s conference, organised by the French Society of Free Radical Research, focused on development and ageing nutrition, epigenetics and lifestyle and the healthspan. The conference program covered a broad range of topics and sessions, and speakers included Food & Function Associate Editor, Professor Cesar Fraga.

Food & Function were pleased to sponsor a poster prize at the event, which was awarded to Abdenour Belkacemi (pictured), a Ph.D student at INRS-Armand Frappier Institute, Québec, Canada,  for the poster ”Curcumin protects neuronal-like cells against acrolein by restoring  Akt and redox signaling pathways”. Congratulations to Abdenour on winning this prize.

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