13th International Conference of FFC - First International Symposium of ASFFBC:


Functional and Medical Foods with Bioactive Compounds: Science and Practical Application

May 11-12, 2013, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan 


Conference Program

May 11, 2013

9:00~9:20   Registration for the Conference

9:20~9:30   Conference Opening

Co-chairman: Toshikazu Yoshikawa, MD, PhD, President of Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Co-chairman: Hoyoku Nishino, MD, PhD, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, President, International Union of Wellness Science, President, Beautiful Life Science Society, Kyoto, Japan 

Co-chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, UTSW Medical Center; Founder, Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; President, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA

9:30~9:50     Keynote Lecture: Hoyoku Nishino, MD, PhD, Professor, Prevention of lifestyle-related diseases by food factors (Chair: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD)

9:50~10:10   Special Lecture 1: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, President of Functional Food Center, USA. Steps for Bringing Functional Foods to Market (Chair: Dr. Hoyoku Nishino)

10:10~12:10 Oral Presentations (1):

Session 1

Functional and Medical Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public Health (Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Eiji Yamashita)

10:10-10:30 Hiroyuki Matsumoto, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA. Nutritional proteomics for the study of the role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease

10:30-10:50 Eric Marchioni, PhD, Professor, Equipe de Chimie Analytique des Molécules Bioactives, Université de Strasbourg, Illkirch, France. Chromatographic online detection of bioactives in foods

10:50-11:05 Hassan K. Obied, PhD, School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. Biography of biophenols: Today and tomorrow

11:05-11:20 Paolo Pontoniere, GM and Victor Moreno, PhD, Creagri Inc. Hayward, CA, USA. Neuroprotective effect of Hidrox, a patented Hydroxytyrosol rich formulation derived from the vegetation water of organic olives

11:20-11:40 Xu-Feng Huang, MD, PhD, Professor, Executive Director, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. Triterpene as an effective bioactive compound for obesity and type 2 diabetes: Central leptin sensitivity

11:40-11:55 Vittorio Calabrese, PhD, Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania, Italy. Redox regulation of cellular stress response in aging and neurodegenerative disorders: role of hormesis and vitagenes

11:55-12:20 Yoko Uchiyama-Tanaka, MD, PhD, Yoko Clinic, Takami, Yahatahigashiku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. The influence of different probiotics on individual intestinal microbiota

12:10~13:00  Lunch

13:00~15:00 Oral Presentations (2):

Session 2

Functional Food Ingredients and Chronic Diseases (Chair: Dr. Vittorio Calabrese and Dr. Yoshinori Marunaka)

13:00-13:15 Ahmed F El Fouhil, MD, PhD, Professor, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. An extract from date seeds stimulates endogenous insulin secretion in Type 1 diabetic rats

13:15-13:30 Jing-Xin Ma, Md, PhD, Liaoning Laboratory of Cancer Genetics & Epigenetics, Dalian Medical University, China. Inhibition of SIRT1 transcription in Resveratrol-differentiated medulloblastoma cells

13:30-13:45 Karl Kingsley, PhD, UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Las Vegas, USA. Interactive effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and soy protein extract on oral cancer growth: elucidation of functional food relationships 

13:45-14:00 Shiming Li, PhD, Professor, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; and Michiko Suzawa, Director,  Miyauchi Citrus Research Center, Ltd., Japan. Health promoting use and composition of medicinal citrus product

Session 3A

Functional and Medical Foods in the Management of Chronic Diseases: Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, CVD, and other Chronic Diseases (Chair: Dr. Hoyoku Nishino)

14:00-14:15 Nina Mikirova, PhD, Director of Research, Riordan Clinic, Wichita, KS, USA. Effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C on inflammation in cancer patients

14:15-14:30 Ih-Jen Su, PhD, Director, National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan. Chemoprevention of hepatocellular carcinoma in HBV transgenic mice using natural product extracts with PPARg activity

14:30-14:45 Satoru Morishita, Research and Development Headquarters, Lion Corporation, Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. Bovine lactoferrin attenuates the FFA-induced lipotoxity on the vitro non-alcoholic fatty liver disease model

14:45-15:00 Shoichiro Ikuyama, MD, PhD, Department of Metabolism, Hematology and Rheumatic Diseases, Kyushu University Beppu Hospital, Beppu, Japan. Molecular mechanisms of intracellular lipid accumulation and suppressive effect of Pycnogenol in liver cells

15:00~15:10 Break

15:10~15:30  Special Lecture 2, Yong Sang Song, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Clinical implications of metabolic remodeling in ovarian cancer: potential for new therapeutic strategies

15:30~16:30 Symposium 1: Carotenoids as a source of functional and medical food (Chair: Dr. Michiaki Murakoshi)

15:30-15:50 Eiji Yamashita, PhD, Medical Nutrition, AstaReal Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Astaxanthin as a medical food  

15:50-16:10 Masamichi Yano, PhD, Coordinator, The Council for Advancement of Fruit Tree Science, Okitunakacho, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan. Recent progress of β-cryptoxanthin research in Japan

16:10-16:30 Michiaki Murakoshi, PhD, Director, Life Science Research Laboratories, Lion Corporation, Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. Effects of palm fruit carotene on UV-induced skin lipid peroxidation

16:30~17:30 Symposium 2: Flavonoids as a source of functional and medical food (Chair: Dr. Junji Terao)

16:30-16:50 Junji Terao, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Science, Graduate School of Nutrition and Bioscience, the University of Tokushima, Kuramoto-Cho, Tokushima, Japan. Flavoniods for disuse muscle atrophy

16:50-17:10 Kazunori Ogawa, PhD, Director, Grape and Persimmon Research Division, Institute of Fruit Tree Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Hisoshima, Japan. Evaluation of Nobiletin content in citrus hybrid progenies

17:10-17:30 Yoshinori Marunaka, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Cell Physiology, Director, Center for Medical Education and Research, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. Action of Quercetin on cell function via regulation of chloride ion transport

17:30~19:00   Poster Presentations

 19:00 Move to the Banquet Place

 19:30~20:00   Registration for Banquet

 20:00~22:00  Banquet (Banquet Room, Hotel Granvia Kyoto) and Organizing Committee Member's Meeting


May 12, 2013

9:00~11:00 Oral Presentations (3):

Session 3B

Functional and Medical Foods in the Management of Chronic Diseases: Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, CVD, and other Chronic Diseases (Chair: Dr. Hoyoku Nishino)

9:00-9:20 Elizabeth J. Johnson, PhD, Professor, Carotenoids and Health Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA. The Relationship between Lutein and Docosahexaenoic Acid Status and Age-Related Cognitive Function

9:20-9:35 Xiao-Hong Shu, PhD, Professor, Liaoning Laboratory of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics and Department of Cell Biology, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Trans-resveratrol inhibits glioblastoma cell growth without affecting normal brain cells

9:35-9:50 Francesco Saverio Mennini, PhD, Professor, Center for Health Economics and Management, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy. Cost-effectiveness analysis for the treatment of cronic kidney disease with low protein diet

Session 4.

Research and Development of Functional and Medical Food Products (Chair: Dr. Danik M. Martirosyan)

9:50-10:10 Thomai Panagiotou, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Microfluidics International Corporation, Newton, USA. Producing micron- and nano- size formulations for functional foods applications

10:10-10:35 Tetsuya Okuyama PhD, and Mikio Nishizawa, PhD, MD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan. Active hexose correlated compound extends lifespan and increases thermotolerance of nematodes

10:35-10:50 Christophe Lefevre PhD, School of Medicine, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds,VIC, Australia. Comparative analysis of milk miRNA to identify novel functionalities in milk

10:50-11:05 Kazuyuki Sugahara, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Mass preparation of oligosaccharides with intestinal absorption capacity by hydrolysis of chondroitin sulfate polysaccharides with subcritical water microreaction System

11:05~11:10 Break

11:10-11:30 Special lecture 3. Young-Joon Surh, PhD, Professor, Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. Cancer chemopreventive effects of some edible phytochemicals: Highlight of research

11:30~12:30 Symposium 3: Protein Quality Control Systems and Food Factors (Chair: Dr. Akira Murakami)

11:30-11:50 Akira Murakami, Division of Food Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Activation of protein quality control systems by food phytochemicals: Chemical training hypothesis

11:50-12:10 Yoshichika Kawai, PhD, Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku Nagoya Aichi, Japan. Flavonoids induce autophagic degradation: a possible mechanism for the health-beneficial effects of dietary flavonoids

12:10-12:30 Hisashi Ashida, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology, Kinki University, Wakayama, Japan. Glucosamine as an Autophagy Inducer

12:30  Conference Closing