17th International Conference of FFC - 5th International Symposium of ASFFBC  

Discovery, Utilization and Control of Bioactive Components and Functional Foods

November 18-19, 2014, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA


Conference Program:

November 18, 2014

8:30-9:00   Registration 

9:00-9:05   Welcome to the University of San Diego (Kathy James, PhD)

9:05-9:25   Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, President of Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA: Conference Opening 

Session 1: Functional food ingredients and bioactive compounds: sources and potential benefits in public health (Session Chair: Bruce P. Burnett, PhD)

9:25-9:55 Pamela Starke-Reed, PhDDeputy Administrator in the Office of National Programs, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Functional Foods Research in the Agricultural Research Service

9:55-10:15 Gudrun Marteinsdottir, PhD, Professor, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland: Determination of Bioactive Properties of Extracts from Icelandic Edible Brown Seaweed

10:15-10:40 Lisa Dean, PhD, Market Quality and Handling Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: Extracts from Peanut Skins Increase Levels of Bioactivity in Peanut Paste and Milk Chocolate

10:40-10:55 Jian Liu, PhD, Professor, School of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China: Low-dose Diet Supplement of Luteolin, a Natural Mast Cell Stabilizer, Ameliorates Diet-induced Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Mice

10:55-11:20 Ramzi Mothana, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Plectranthus barbatus: A Source of Antiprotozoal, Antileishmanial and Antitrypanosomal Abietane Diterpenoid Compounds 

11:20-11:35 Coffee Break

Session 2: Discovery of bioactive components (Session Chair: Robert B. Beelman)

11:35-12:00 Mark Berhow, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Functional Foods Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, IL, USA: Discovery and Bioassay of Bioactive Compounds from Camelina and Other Plants

12:00-12:25 Christina B. Wegener, PhD, Julius Kuehn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Sanitz, Germany: Bioactive Compounds in Potatoes: Their Accumulation Under Drought Stress Conditions

12:25-12:55 Robert B. Beelman, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Science, Director, Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health, Penn State University, University Park, State College, PA, USA: Serum Advanced Glycation End Products (sAGE) Are Reduced in Pre-Diabetics, Following a Four Month White Button Mushroom (WBM) Feeding Trial 

12:55-14:00 Lunch

Session 3: Legislation on health claims: healthy, functional and medical foods (Session Chair: Marvin Hausman, MD)

14:00-14:25 Bruce P. Burnett, PhD, Senior Director of Compliance, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Entera Health, Inc., Cary, NC, USA: A New Regulatory Threat for Food and Nutrition Clinical Research in the United States

14:25-14:50 Sonja Brandenburger, PhD Candidate, Department of Nutrition, Food and Consumer Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Hesse, Germany: European Health Claims for Small and Medium-Sized Companies – Utopian Dream or Future Reality?

Session 4: Functional and medical foods for the management of chronic diseases (Session Chair: Prof. Garth L. Nicolson)

14:50-15:20 Marotta Francesco, PhD, MD, Professor, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milan, Italy: A Novel Application of a Fermented Nutraceutical in Acute Respiratory Illnesses:  An In-vivo, Placebo-controlled, Cross-over Clinical Study in Different Age-groups of Healthy Subjects

15:20-15:35 Coffee Break

15:35-16:00 Ahmad Bassiouny, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt: Up-Regulation of miR-200 and miR-122 by Synergistic Anticancer Effects of Doxorubicin with Curcumin and Resveratrol

16:00-16:30 Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, Senior Research Director and CEO, Natural and Medicinal Products Research, AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc., Puyallup, WA, USA: The Effect of UroxTM (Crateva, Horsetail and Lindera Herbal Combination) in the Treatment of Overactive Bladder and Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial in Men and Women

16:30-17:00 Marvin Hausman, MD, Entia Biosciences, Inc., Sherwood, Oregon, USA: Treatment of Anemia with a Natural Mushroom-based Medical Food ErgoD2

17:00-17:25 Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA, USA: Update of the Singer-Nicolson Fluid-Mosaic Model of Membrane Structure: Its Importance in Functional Food Modification of Cellular Membranes and Function in Chronic Disease

17:25-17:30 Conference Closing


November 19, 2014

Session 5: The effects of bioactive compounds on biomarkers and delivery in every day foods and beverages (Session Chair: Kristberg Kristbergsson)

8:30-8:55 Vijaya Juturu, PhD, OmniActive Health Technologies Inc., Morristown, NJ, USA: Salacia reticulata (OHT-88) Inhibits Fat Metabolizing Enzymes and Slows Body Weight Gain: In vivo Model

8:55-9:20 Mukti Singh, PhD, Research Food Technologist, Functional Foods Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service, (ARS), Peoria, IL, USA: Food Applications of Fiber-rich Fractions from Grains

9:20-9:50 Kristberg Kristbergsson, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland: Effect of Particle Size and Gelatin Coating on the Stability of Liposome Delivery Systems for Bioactives 

Session 6: Dairy functional foods (Session Chair: Meena Somanchi)

9:50-10:15 Jette Feveile Young, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Food Science, Aarhus University, Tjele, Denmark: Milk Fat Derived FFA Induces Angiopoietin-like 4 Gene Expression and Protein Secretion from Intestinal Cells

10:15-10:40 Gail Barnes, PhD, Personify LLC, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA: Milk and Its Bioactive Components

10:40-10:50 Coffee Break

Session 7:  Research and development of new functional food products (Session Chair: Danik Martirosyan)

10:50-11:15 Bruce P. Burnett, PhD, Senior Director of Compliance, Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Entera Health, Inc., Cary, NC, USA: Serum-Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin/Protein Isolate Provides for a Distinct Dietary Requirement as a Result of Various Enteropathies

11:15-11:45 Hiroo Toyoda, PhD, Director, R & D Division, GS Biomedical Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan: An Innovative Approach to Produce Patient-friendly Fruit by Isolated Bed Culture: Production of Cantaloupe Melon with Reduced Potassium Content

11:45-12:15 Sean Liu, PhD, Research Leader, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Functional Foods Research Unit, IL, USA: Functional Beverage Products Using Caseinate - Omega-3 Oil - Oat Beta Glucan Emulsions 

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-13:40 Meena Somanchi, PhD, Nutritionist, Nutrient Data Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Beltsville, Maryland, USA: Beverages as Functional Foods Providing Nutrients and Bioactives

13:40-14:05 Frederick C. Felker, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Functional Foods Research Unit, Peoria, IL, USA: Utilization of Functional Food Components from Pulses

14:05-14:30 Young Chul Kim, PhD, Professor, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea: Preventive Effects of Betaine Against Diet-induced Hepatic Steatosis

Session 8: Poster Presentations

14:30-15:30 Poster Presentations

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-17:00 Panel Discussion: Definition of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds 

Panelists: Marvin Hausman, MD; Bruce P. Burnett, PhD; Pamela Starke-Reed, PhD; Marotta Francesco, PhD, MD; Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor; Robert B. Beelman, PhD, Professor; Mark Berhow, PhD; Sean Liu, PhD; Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD

17:00-17:15 Awards and Membership Certificates (Membership for Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds)

Bioactive Compounds Discovery Award: The Functional Food Center will award two presentations: $500 for first and $100 for second place winners for the investigations in the area of bioactive compounds discovery.

Research and Development Award: The Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds will award two presentations: $500 for first and $100 for second place winners for the best investigation in research and development of functional food products.  

The Academic Society also will award the book “Introduction to Functional Foods Science” to all finalists (a value of $229.00).

All prize-winning authors should be able to publish a full version of their article in the Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease.

17:15-17:30 Conference Closing


* Please note that the program is subject to change