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16th Food Colloids Conference

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The 16th Food Colloids Conference is due to take place at de Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen between 10th – 13 April 2016

The subject area of the conference is physical chemistry of complex food systems with special emphasis on macromolecules that structure food.

Main topics of discussion:

Biopolymer assembly
Engineered Interfaces
Revealing structure formation from micro to macro
Functionality of multi-component system
Physical aspects of oral processing

Registration is now open!!

For more information about the conference and to register your interest, please see their website

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International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics 2016

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The International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics 2016 will take place at the Budapest Marriot Hotel in Hungary between 21st – 23rd June 2016.

‘The goal of conference is to provide a scientific forum for all stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics and to enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference is focused on evidence-based benefits, health claims proven in scientific experiments and clinical trials.’

Registration is now open!

Dates for your diary:

30th December 2015 – Early registrations deadline
2nd January 2016 – Abstract submission open
31st March 2016 – Abstract submission deadline

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest, please visit their website: http://www.probiotic-conference.net/page/1-ipc2016/

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Prize Winner – 15th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference

Graphical AbstractFood & Function were delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the 15th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference which took place in Prague, Czech Republic between 5th-8th October 2015.

INDC 2015 – The International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2015 is an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding the relationship and connections between nutrition and clinical diagnostics.

The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to bridge the gaps between the specialists and fields of science as diverse as nutrition, clinical biochemistry, food technology, analytical chemistry and medicine.

INDC 2015 attracted 211 delegates, speakers and sponsors from 41 countries.

The Best Poster Prize was awarded to Vera Semenova from the Novosibirsk State Medical University, Novosibirsk, Russia with her poster entitled ‘Nutrition as a risk factor for changes in health status

Many congratulations to Vera on receiving your prize!

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Food matters live… 2015 Conference

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Food matters live 2015 will take place at ExCeL, London between 17th – 19th November 2015.

‘Food Matters Live is the UK’s first cross-sector event bringing together professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health to address one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health, nutrition and their connections with the environment, population health and wellbeing.’

Main topics of discussion:

Innovations in nutrition for health and wellbeing
Sugar, salt and fat: strategies to reduce consumption
Free-from, allergy and intolerance
Improving nutrition in the community
Sustainable food business
Future nutrition: advances in science and technology
Packaging: sustainable and healthier by design
Marketing matters: strategies for healthy brands

Click here for the full program >>>

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest please visit their website: http://www.foodmatterslive.com/

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6th International Conference on Food Factors 2015

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The 6th International Conference on Food Factors – ICoFF 2015 is due to take place at Coex, Seoul between 22nd – 25th November 2015.

With the mission of promoting research in all aspects of basic and applied food technology, ICoFF is an international conference that is recognized within the rapidly growing field of food science

The conference will feature talks from many leading researchers in the field  including Jiang Bo (Jangnan University) with his talk entitled:Strategy for biosynthesis of low-calorie sugars, Keiko Abe (The University of Tokyo) with her talk entitled:Functional Foods-History and Perspective and Pingfan Rao (Fuzhou University) with his talk entitled:Intestine: the Key Target of Antioxidant Nutraceuticals

Click here for the full program>>>

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest, please visit their website

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7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health

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The 7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH7) will be hosted by the Vinci congress centre in Tours, France between 27th-30th October 2015

‘ICPH is the most important international forum to present and discuss the latest trends, topics and developments in the field of polyphenols, food science and health.’

Main topics of discussion:

  • Dietary intake of polyphenols
  • Food processing to optimize polyphenol intake
  • Bioavailability of polyphenols
  • Polyphenols and the gut microbiome
  • Polyphenols and cognition/neurodegenerative diseases
  • Polyphenols and cardiovascular diseases
  • Polyphenols and obesity/metabolic syndrome/diabetes
  • Polyphenols and cancer
  • Polyphenols and healthy aging
  • Polyphenols and gene regulation and cell signaling
  • Polyphenols and oxidative stress and inflammation
  • Interaction of polyphenols with carriers/receptors/enzymes/signaling proteins
  • Interindividual variation in response to polyphenol consumption
  • Nutri(epi)genetics/Nutrigenomics/Metabolomics
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Development of functional foods with polyphenols
  • Health claims/dietary recommendations

Dates for your diary:

  • September 8, 2015: Closing abstract submission of posters
  • October 15, 2015: Registration closes

The conference will feature talks from many leading researchers in the field  including, John van Duynhoven (Wageningen University, The Netherlands), Rosa Maria Lamuela-Raventos (University of Barcelona, Spain) and Hang Xiao (University of Massachusetts, USA)

Click here for the full programme >>>

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest, please visit their website www.icph2015.com

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Food Structures, Digestion and Health

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The 3rd International Conference for Food Structures, Digestion and Health will be hosted by InterContinental Wellington between 28th October – 30th October 2015.

The 2015 Food Structures, Digestion and Health international conference presents a new opportunity to bring together food industry professionals, and world leading scientists from diverse disciplines with a common interest in food design that delivers better nutrition and improves consumer wellbeing.

Topics for discussion:

  • Food structure design ( to include follow-on from COST FA1001)
  • Effects of food structures and matrices on nutrient uptake and bioavailability
  • Models of human digestion (to include follow-on from INFOGEST and models of oral processing)
  • Structural and sensory aspects of oral processing
  • Nutritional genomics and metabolomics for diet and health management
  • Foods for health and wellness (to include gut health, proof of efficacy and regulatory aspects)

Dates for your diary:

Call for abstracts open: 27 March 2015
Registration open: 27 March 2015
Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: 21 August 2015
Notification of acceptance of Abstracts: 31 August 2015
Early registration closes: 18 September 2015
Conference: 28-30 October 2015
Final date for Publications: Strict deadline of 30 November 2015

The conference will feature talks from many leading researchers in the field, including Peter Lillford (University of Birmingham, UK), Paul Singh (University of California, USA) and Marie-Agnès Peyron (INRA, France)

Click here for the full progreamme >>>

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest, please visit their website http://www.fsdh2015.org/home

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9th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications

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The 9th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications hosted by St Julian’s Radissn Blu Resort, Malta will take place from 3rd June 2015 – 5th June 2015.

The Congress will bring together experts from academia and industries to debate on the latest scientific advances in the field of polyphenols and their uses to improve human health.

Topics to be covered throughout the conference include:

  • Polyphenols in Health & Diseases: The Mechanistics
  • Polyphenols and Microbiota: The Subtle Modulation
  • Polyphenols & Prevention / Therapeutic Medicine
  • Polyphenols & Industrial Applications and Innovations
  • Polyphenols & Waste Valorisation from Fruits & Vegetable Processing

The congress will feature talks from many leading researchers in the field, including Clarissa Gerhäuser (German Cancer Research Center, Germany),  Dr. Reinhold Carle (University of Hohenheim, Germany) and Professor Angela Meireles (University of Campinas, Brazil)

Click here for the full programme >>

To find more information about the conference and to register please visit the website http://www.polyphenols-site.com/

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14th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC)

Lenka Portychová wins Food & Function poster prize for her work entitled Plasma free metanephrines as diagnostic markers of pheochromocytomaThe 14th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC) took place in Prague, Czech Republic, from the 1st–4th September 2014. The conference aimed to be an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding the relationship and connections between nutrition and clinical diagnostics.

Food & Function was delighted to award a poster prize at the event. The prize went to Lenka Portychová, pictured, for her work entitled ‘Plasma free metanephrines as diagnostic markers of pheochromocytoma’. Many congratulations to Lenka on receiving this prize.

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Resveratrol 2014 conference

The Resveratrol 2014 conference will take place in Hawaii from 30th November to 3rd December

The Resveratrol 2014 conference, hosted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo, will take place from the 30th November to the 3rd December 2014. This will be the third international conference with a specific focus on resveratrol. The goal of the conference is to collect the available knowledge on resveratrol to further advance global resveratrol research.

Some of the themes to be covered at the conference include:

 - Resveratrol and cancer
 - Resveratrol and coronary-vascular diseases
 - Resveratrol on obesity and diabetes
 - Resveratrol and neuroprotection
 - Resveratrol and longevity
 - Resveratrol and inflammation
 - Delivery, absorption and metabolism of resveratrol

…and much more.

The conference will feature talks from many leading researchers in the field, including John Pezzuto (University of Hawaii at Hilo), Karen Brown (University of Leicester, UK) and Young-Joon Surh (Seoul National University, South Korea); click here for the full programme.

To find out more about the conference and to register, please visit the website: http://resveratrol2014.hawaii-conference.com/

Why not take a look at some of Food & Function’s latest papers on resveratrol. These papers are free to access for the next four weeks – I hope you enjoy reading them.

Resveratrol and its metabolites inhibit pro-inflammatory effects of lipopolysaccharides in U-937 macrophages in plasma-representative concentrations
Jessica Walker, Katharina Schueller, Lisa-Marie Schaefer, Marc Pignitter, Laura Esefelder and Veronika Somoza,
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 74-84
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60236B

Differential protective effects of red wine polyphenol extracts (RWEs) on colon carcinogenesis
Frédéric Mazué, Dominique Delmas, Genoveva Murillo, Diana Saleiro, Emeric Limagne and Norbert Latruffe,
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 663-670
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60417A

Nutritional aspects of β-carotene and resveratrol antioxidant synergism in giant unilamellar vesicles
Hui-Jing Wang, Ran Liang, Li-Min Fu, Rui-Min Han, Jian-Ping Zhang and Leif H. Skibsted
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1573-1578
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00225C

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