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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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Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research-Europe – Food & Function Young Investigator Award

Iveta Najmanova wins Food and Function Young Investigator Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research-EuropeThe 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research-Europe took place in Paris from the 5th–7th September. The conference aimed to promote communication between academics, researchers, clinicians and industry partners who are interested in free radical research.

Food & Function was delighted to award a ‘Food & Function Young Investigator Award’ at the event. The prize went to Iveta Najmanova, pictured, of Charles University in Prague, for her work entitled ‘Vasodilatory activity of human quercetin metabolites’. Many congratulations to Iveta on receiving this prize.

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Total Food 2014

The Total Food 2014 Conference will be taking place from the 11th–13th November in Norwich, UK.

Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste.

Total food 2014 Conference, Norwich, UK November 2014Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event will provide an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organisations. The 2014 conference will be run by the Institute of Food Research in collaboration with the COST Action Network TD1203 Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials and fuels (EUBis), and will comprise plenary lectures, short talks, poster sessions, and focussed workshops. The conference is currently open for registration and abstracts can be accepted for poster presentation.

For more details about the conference and to register, please visit the website: http://www.ifr.ac.uk/totalfood2014/

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The 14th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference (INDC 2014)

The 14th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference (INDC 2014) will be taking place in Prague, Czech Republic from 2–5th September 2014. The INDC 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.

Topics to be covered at the conference include:

- Novel trends in food processing and diagnostics (nanotechnology, etc.)
- Food safety
- Food microbiology (including antibiotic resistance)
- Functional foodsInternational Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference 2014 INDC
- Food supplements
- Phytochemicals and natural antioxidants
- Nutrition and health
- Foodborne diseases
- Food chain and gut ecology
- Nutrition and development of immunity
- Nutrition and microbiota
- Nutrition related diseases
- Nutrition and clinical diagnostics

…and much more.

Confirmed speakers include:
Regan Bailey, National Institute of Health, USA
Martin Bergö, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
Igor Bondarenko, North West Research Centre for Hygiene and Public Health, St. Petersburg, Russia
Pavel Dostálek, Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
David Friedecký, University Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic
Andrzej Gamian, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Diego García Díaz, Department of Nutrition, University of Chile, Chile

…plus many others: click here for further details.

For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the website: www.indc.cz

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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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