20th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference – INDC 2021

Food & Function is delighted to sponsor INDC 2021, November 29 – December 2, 2021, which will be held at Hotel Amarilis Prague, Czech Republic.

The INDC 2021 is an annual leading meeting which represents an invaluable resource for nutritionists, medical doctors, analytical chemists, biochemists, chemists, and those in the clinical diagnosis seeking new technologies and new approaches in the field of nutrition, food diseases, food components and health trends. INDC is continuously growing and it is reflected by the participation of more than 40 nationalities and scientific contributions from a variety of application areas. Examples of topics areas to be covered and events are as below:

METABOLOMICS AND MICROBIOME, PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS, NUTRACEUTICALS AND BOTANICALS FOR HUMAN HEALTH
Probiotics and Prebiotics, Microbiota, Polyphenols, Bioactive Compounds, Prediction of Bioavailability, Chronic Diseases, Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free Diet, Nutrition and Cancer

ANALYTICAL METHODS IN NUTRITION AND DIAGNOSTICS
Analytical Methods for Human Health Protection, Separation Science in Clinical Diagnosis and Nutrition, LC-MS, MS as a Tool in Metabolism Studies, Applications of Electrochemistry Coupled with MS, Biomarkers in Aging and Disease, Nanomaterials, Sensors, Newborn Screening, Automatization in Sample Preparation, Forensic Doping and Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Environmental Analysis

YOUNG SCIENTIFIC SESSION WITH THE BEST LECTURE AWARD

POSTER SESSION WITH THE BEST POSTER AWARD

 

 

Early registration deadline: September 30, 2021
Oral presentation deadline: October 10, 2021
Poster presentation deadline: October 10, 2021
The conference registration process is online:
http://www.indc.cz/en/registration/registration-form/
More information at: www.indc.cz

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Themed Collection on the effect of food matrix and processing on the physiological fate of bioactive compounds and metabolites

We are very pleased to announce a new Food & Function themed collection, on the effect of food matrix and processing on the physiological fate of bioactive compounds and metabolites. The collection will be Guest Edited by Prof. Jesus Simal-Gandara (University of Vigo, Spain) and Dr Tarun Belwal (Zhejiang University, China).

Food matrix plays an important role in determining the physiological fate of nutrients, bioactive compounds, and metabolites. The food matrix has been described as the complex assembly of nutrients and non-nutrients interacting physically and chemically, that influences the release, mass transfer, accessibility, digestibility, and stability of many food compounds. These compounds also undergo biotransformation in the gastrointestinal tract, before being systemically absorbed by the bloodstream, affecting their functionality. Food processing also affects the bioaccessibility, bioavailability and functionality of the food compounds, and the effect of food matrix has also been seen.

We invite original research and review papers on the effect of food matrix and processing on the physiological fate of nutrients, bioactive compounds and metabolites, with special reference to antioxidant compounds. These can include, but not limited to:

  • Effect of food matrix and/or processing on the processes of digestion and absorption of food compounds.
  • Effect of food matrix and/or processing on mass transfer, accessibility, and stability of food compounds.
  • Effect of food matrix and/or processing on bioconversion, bioactivity and bioefficacy of food compounds.
  • Food matrix and/or processing effect on its functionality (e.g. antioxidant).
  • Nutrient-matrix interactions and its effect on bioaccessibility, bioavailability and functionality.

Accepted articles will be collated in an online collection as soon as they are accepted and in the themed collection as a whole and will be promoted as a complete collection in Spring 2022.

The submission deadline for this collection is 17th December 2021

If you are interested in submitting to this collection, please contact the Editorial Office.

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International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH2019) Themed Web Collection now published

The new themed collection for Food & Function on the 9th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH) is now published.

This themed collection, guest edited by Kevin Croft and Cesar Fraga, features invited contributions from the conference which ran at the end of last year from November 28th to December 1st in Kobe, Japan.

Access the collection here: rsc.li/polyphenols-and-health 

We hope you enjoy this collection!

Articles will be free to read until the end of January 2021.

*Access is free through an RSC account (free to register)

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Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems themed collection now published

This new Food & Function collection consists of papers from the 8th International Symposium on Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems (DOF 2019), held in Porto, Portugal, 7-10 July 2019. Guest Edited by Mike Boland, Yoav Livney and Antonio Vicente.

Access the collection here: rsc.li/delivery-of-functionality

We hope you enjoy this collection!

Articles will be free to read until the end of January 2021.

*Access is free through an RSC account (free to register)

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Outstanding Reviewers for Food & Function in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Food & Function in 2019, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Luis Goya, Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Dr Yan Li, Huazhong Agricultural University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2867-933X

Dr Gaoxing Ma, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics

Dr Andrew Neilson, NC State University

Dr Qingsen Shang, University of Michigan, ORCID: 0000-0002-6782-3437

Dr Yue Sun, Anhui Agricultural University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2478-0980

Professor Josiana Vaz, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, ORCID: 0000-0002-6989-1169

Professor Yuming Wang, Ocean University of China, ORCID: 0000-0003-2310-1456

Professor Xian Wu, Miami University, ORCID: 0000-0002-6805-3737

Dr Wei Zhang, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, ORCID: 0000-0002-0013-9200

We would also like to thank the Food & Function board and the Food chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us (food-rsc@rsc.org) with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

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Themed Collection on NutriEpigenetics

We are very pleased to announce a new Food & Function themed collection focussing on NutriEpigenetics, Guest Edited by Associate Editor Laura Bravo-Clemente (Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, Spain) and Alberto Davalos (IMDEA Foood Institute, Spain).

It is through the epigenome (a layer of regulatory information superimposed on the genome) that environmental factors like diet, can change the activity of genes without alteration of the genetic code. There is intense and growing interest on epigenetic modifiers to prevent or treat a plethora of disorders and to search for biomarkers in response to nutritional intervention studies. Diet has a significant impact on the epigenome in both, health and disease states, and this special thematic issue seeks to capture the latest research on the influence of foods (and food components) or food processing on the epigenome and their consequences for health status.

We are looking for primary research and review content on topics such as food processing and epigenome , food bioactive compounds and epigenome (i.e. DNA methylation, miRNAs, histone modification, and others), diet and epigenome modifications: evidences from dietary intervention studies and epigenetic biomarkers in nutritional studies (other lifestyle accepted, i.e. exercise activity).

Accepted articles will be collated in an online collection as soon as they are accepted and in the themed collection as a whole and will be promoted as a complete collection in Winter 2020.

The submission deadline for this collection is August 16th 2020.

If you are interested in submitting to this collection, please contact the Editorial Office.

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3rd International Conference on Food Bioactives & Health

The 3rd International Conference on Food Bioactives & Health will be held in Parma, Italy, 16-19 June 2020.

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The topics addressed by FBHC2020 have been broadened to cover a wide range of topics on food bioactives and health, including (poly)phenols, carotenoids, glucosinolates & other organosulfur compounds, fatty acids & sterols, polysaccharides, and peptides & protein. In addition, a session will be devoted to toxic compounds, an often overlooked topic that is important from a holistic perspective in the role of food bioactives and their impact on human health.

KEY DATES
Abstract Submission Opening: May 30th, 2019
Registration Opening: September 1st, 2019
Abstract Submission deadline:  December 22nd, 2019
Abstract Acceptance: February 15th, 2020
Early Registration deadline: February 29th, 2020
Late Registration deadline: May 15th​, 2020

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Are you going to the 9th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health in Kobe, Japan?

Will you be at the 9th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH), in Japan this December?

ICPH2019 is the 9th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health and will be running in Kobe, Japan Nov 28-Dec 1, 2019. ICPH has become the most important international event to comprehensively deal with polyphenols and their various beneficial functions for health. This year it has adopted the theme “Basic and Human Studies to Reach Our Goal”.

Running concurrently, ICoFF2019/ISNFF2019, have adopted the theme, “Food Factor Science from Molecular to Human Studies”. The conferences will offer opportunities to exchange scientific ideas and create networks between people from academia, industry and regulatory authorities, as well as between young and established scientists and professionals.

Jeanne Andres Jeanne Andres, Executive Editor, Food & Function, will be attending.

Please feel free to get in touch with me to arrange a meeting:

food-rsc@rsc.org

I look forward to meeting you in Kobe!

 

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Innovative Horticulture for Healthy Foods (IHHF 2019) Conference

The Innovative Horticulture for Healthy Foods (IHHF 2019) Conference takes place from 8-10 December 2019 at the University of Western Australia as well as the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort in Western Australia.

IHHF 2019 is a satellite meeting that will follow on from three important international meetings in the area of Functional Foods all held in Kobe, Japan: ICoFF2019, ISNFF2019 and ICPH2019.

There is growing interest in the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables. This meeting will highlight recent developments in horticulture and nutrition and provide exciting opportunities to showcase Western Australian science as well as local produce. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge of innovative developments in horticulture, nutrition and health research.

Key Themes

  • Health benefits of fruits, vegetables and their components;
  • Fruit, vegetables and their bioactives;
  • Food and the gut microbiome;
  • Crop improvement for enhanced health benefits;
  • Health promotion, evidence from population studies and;
  • Innovative products.

Our journal Food & Function is delighted to be sponsoring two poster prizes at the IHHF2019.

There is still time to submit a paper for IHHF 2019, as the Call for Papers close has been extended to 30 September. Registration for the conference closes on 8 November.

To submit a paper, register and find out more about the conference, visit their website: https://www.ihhf19.com.au/

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Food Structures, Digestion and Health (FSDH2019) International Conference

The 5th Internation Conference on Food Structures, Digestion and Health Conference (FSDH2019) will take place from 1-3 October in Rotorua, New Zealand. It will be preceded by a pre-conference workshop on 30 September.

The FSDH2019 conference is the fifth in a series hosted by the Riddet Institute in New Zealand and CSIRO in Australia. It brings together food industry professionals and world leading scientists from diverse disciplines with a common interest in designing food structures focused on “Working with and like Nature” that delivers better nutrition and improves consumer’s wellbeing.

Conference sessions are organised as follows:

  • Food structure design and soft matter physics – learning from nature
  • Food structures, oral processing and consequences for sensory properties
  • Designing food structures for optimal delivery of nutrients and bioactive compounds
  • Physiological aspects of digestion and the role of the human microbiome
  • New approaches to modelling human digestion and gastrointestinal function
  • The Food-Gut-Brain connection
  • Systems approaches to food structure design and the delivery of functionality
  • Food structure and nutrition – opportunity for new food product development
  • Food structure and nutrition – opportunity to redefine dietary guidelines

The conference will offer researchers and industry professionals the opportunity to network across disciplines, form research collaborations and partnerships, and develop joint research initiatives incorporating strategies of engineering sustainable food systems that promote human health and wellbeing for the coming decades. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit the conference website: https://www.fsdh2019.org/

 

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