14th International Conference of FFC - Second International Symposium of ASFFBC: 

Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in the Management of Chronic Inflammation: Science and Practical Application

August 20-22, 2013, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA 

Conference Organizing Committee

Conference Organizing Committee Co-chairmen:

Anahid Jewett, PhD, Professor and Director of Tumor Immunology Laboratory, Division of Oral Biology and Medicine, the Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, the Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA (Garth Nicolson is the world's leading authority on cellular medicine, author of more than 600 medical and scientific publications)

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Founder, Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; President, Functional Food Center, Inc.; Editor-In-Chief, the Jounal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease. Dallas, TX USA


Organizing Committee Members:

Yvette Taché, PhD, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center - Animal Core, Co-Director, Center for Neurobiology of Stress & Women's Health, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, USA

Ichiro Nishimura, Professor, Director, The Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bassem Y. Sheikh, PhD, Professor, Director, MABL EAJAZ chair for Scientific Miracles of Prophetic Medicine, Director, Center of Innovation and Creativity, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

Ih-Jen Su, MD, PhD, Professor, Director of National Instute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan Town, Taiwan

Yoshinori Marunaka, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Cell Physiology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan

Yong Sang Song, MD, PhD, Director, Cancer Research Institute, Chairman, Cancer Biology Interdisciplinary Program, Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea

Junji Terao, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Science, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Japan

Masahito Yamada, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa, Japan

Denis Shields, PhD, Professor, Bioinformatics, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, and Food for Health Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland

Ming-shi Chang, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, National Cheng-kung University, Tainan, Taiwan  

Yvonne Freund-Levi, MD, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Karolinska University Hospital, NOVUM, Stockholm, Sweden

Umberto Bernabucci, PhD, Professor, Environmental Physiology and Ruminant Nutrition, Department of Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Energy (DAFNE), University of Tuscia-Viterbo, San Camillo De Lellis, Viterbo, Italy

Klaus W. Lange, MD, PhD, Profesor, Chair of Biological, Clinical, and Neuropsychology Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Shigehiko Kanaya, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Inf. Science, NAIST, Takayama-cho Ikoma Nara, Japan

Young-Joon Surh, PhD, Professor, Director, Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center, Seul, South Korea

Xu-Feng Huang, MD, PhD, Professor, Executive Scientific Director, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, NSF, Australia

Hiroyuki Matsumoto, PhD, Professor, Director, NSF EPSCoR Oklahoma, Biotechnology Network Laser Mass Spectrometry Facility, Director, NCRR COBRE Oklahoma Vision Research Lipidomics Core Facility, The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma city, OK, USA


Medical and Food Industry Experts:

Bruce Burnett, PhD, Primus Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, President of Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Michiko Suzawa, Director, Member of ACS, Miyauchi Citrus Research Center, Ltd., Japan

Patricia Farris, MD, Private Practitioner, Old Metairie Dermatology, Metairie, LA, USA