FFC's 21st International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods

Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice

March 25-26, 2017, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA


Conference Program

-Explore San Diego-

March 25th, 18:00-20:30  We will leave for a networking dinner on the beautiful Coronado Island. We will take a 15 minute ferry ride from the Convention Center to Coronado Island. You will be able to walk around many shops and restaurants, sightsee, and view the San Diego skyline across the bay. We will then come together for dinner near the harbor. Finally, we will ferry back to the Convention Center, and stroll around Seaport Village. Both of the ferries and your dinner will be included in your $50 payment. To submit your payment, please click here.

Scientific Program

March 25, 2017

8:15-8:45 Registrations

8:45-9:05 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Definition and Current Status of Functional Foods.  Danik Martirosyan, Co-chairman: President, Functional Food Center; Dallas, TX, USA.

Session 1: Allometric Scaling from Rodents to Humans

Session Chair: Jay Whelan, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, and Robert Ward, PhD, (Session co-chair) Associate Professor. Department of Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

9:05-9:35 Robert Rucker, PhD, Professor (Keynote Speaker), University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA. Allometric scaling, metabolic body size and interspecies comparisons of basal nutritional requirements

9:35-10:00  James Smoliga, PhD, High Point University, High Point, NC, USA. What are the existing allometric scaling (mathematical) models: advantages and disadvantages?

10:00-10:25 Korry Hintze, PhD, Utah State University, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, Logan, UT, USA. Formulation of the Western diet

10:25-10:50 Jay Whelan, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. Allometric scaling of dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids

10:50-11:05 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 2: Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Microbiome

Session Chair: David Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

11:05-11:30 Carolyn Slupsky, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis. Unraveling the intricate relationship between food, nutrition, and health

11:30-11:55 Beth A. McCormick, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Founder, Center for Microbiome Research, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA. The microbiome influences homeostatic control of eukaryotic ABC transporters at the intestinal mucosal surface during health and disease

11:55-12:20 Hang Xiao, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA. Gut microbiota dictate metabolic Fate of Curcumin in the colon

12:20-12:45 Kristen L. Beck, PhDResearcher, Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA. A big tech approach to a "small" problem: microbiome characterization of raw food ingredients to improve food safety

12:45-13:10 David Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. Bifidobacteria metabolize milk oligosaccharides within the infant microbiome via the fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase pathway 

13:10-14:10 Lunch

 

Session 3: Immunomodulation by Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging

Session Chair: Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA

14:10-14:35  Jürgen Schrezenmeir, MD, Professor, Clinical Research Center, KITZ, Kiel, Germany. Effect of a probiotic Lactobacillus strains on vaginal microbiota and bacterial vaginosis

14:50-15:10  Smiti V. Gupta, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. Oil Palm Phenolics significantly reduced neurotoxic metabolites associated with neurodegeneration in a diet induced aged rat model of Alzheimer’s disease

14:35-14:50 Jingjing Zhu, PhD Student, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA. Diet and functional impairments among elderly Chinese living in urban Shanghai

15:10-15:25 Bethany Grimmig, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, USF Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa FL, USA. Astaxanthin Attenuates Neurotoxicity in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s disease

15:25-15:45 Jyoti D. Vora, PhD, Head, Department of Biochemistry and Food Science and Quality Control, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai. India. Novel product development, organoleptic analysis and haccp projection of a dessert made from lotus stem (Nelumbo nucifera)

15:45-15:55 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 4: Functional Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public Health

Session Chair: Johannes Westendorf, PhD, Professoer Emeritus, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology University Medical School, Germany

15:55-16:20  Johannes Westendorf, PhD, Professoer Emeritus, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology University Medical School, Germany. Morinda citrifolia (Noni), a tropical adaptogenic food and medicinal plant with multiple uses in health and disease

16:20-16:40  Felix Hart, PhD, Avitop GmbH, Berlin, Germany. Bacteroides xylanisolvens DSM 23964 consumption promotes anti-TFα antibody generation

16:40-16:55  Sumana Sarkhel, PhD, Assistant Professor,Department of Human Physiology with Community Health, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activities of Quillaja saponaria Mol. Saponin extract in mice

16:55-17:15  Xiu-Min Chen, PhD, Research Associate, Food, Nutrition, and Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Phytochemical profile and bioactivities of coffee leaf: the impacts of processing methods and the age of leaf

17:15-17:35  Debasis Bagchi, PhD, ProfessorDepartments of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA, and Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA. Safety and free testosterone boosting efficacy of a novel Curculigo orchioides extract in male rats

17:35-17:40 Conference closing

18:00-20:30 -Explore San Diego-Networking Dinner on the beautiful Coronado Island

March 26, 2017

Session 5: Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos

Session Chair: Janos Zempleni, PhD, Professor, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

8:15-8:40  Fabienne Le Provost, PhD, “Functional genomics and Physiology of mammary gland” Team Leader, GABI, INRA, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, Jouy-en-Josas, France. Horizontal delivery of microRNAs via food-mother-pup axis

8:40-9:05  Patrick Provost, PhD. Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval. CHUQ Research Center / CHUL Axe des maladies infectieuses et immunitaires, Quebec, Canada. New extracellular vesicles carry most dairy cow milk microRNAs and likely protect them from degradation during digestion

9:05-9:30  Massimo Bionaz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. USA. Effect of poison oak and pasteurization on miRNA of milk exosomes of goats

9:30-9:55  Janos Zempleni, PhD, Professor, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA. Bovine milk exosomes and their cargos may regulate metabolism through non-canonical pathways in non-bovine species

9:55-10:15 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 6: Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

Session Chair: Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, MD (H), Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA USA

10:15-10:35 Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Founding Director, Inflammation Research Center, San Diego, California; USA; Former Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, Cancer Medicine and Immunology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. Targeting inflammatory pathways by dietary agents for prevention and treatment of cancer 

10:35-10:55  Mark Willems, PhD, Professor, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, Chichester, United Kingdom. Beneficial effects on fasting insulin and OGTT responses with intake of New Zealand blackcurrant powder

10:55-11:15  Hairong Cheng, PhD, associate Professor, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Studies on the highly efficient biosynthesis of functional oligosaccharides

11:15-11:35  Kiminori Matsubara, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Life Science Education, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. The effects of bioactive compounds derived from sake cake “Sakekasu,” a byproduct of Japanese sake (alcohol) fermentation, on senescence-accelerated mouse and diabetes model mouse

11:35-11:55  Geng-Long Hsu, MD, Microsurgical Potency Reconstruction and Research Center, Hsu’s Andrology and National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. A novel promising herb formula in sexual health

11:55-12:20  Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, MD (H), Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA USA. Membrane Lipid Replacement with glycerolphospholipids protected with fructooligosaccharides to restore mitochondrial function and reduce fatigue, pain, gastrointestinal and other symptoms in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

12:20-13:20 Lunch

Session 7: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

Session Co-chairsReza Hakkak, PhD, Professor and Danik Martirosyan, PhD

13:20-13:45  Isameldin B. Hashim, PhD, Professor, Chair of Food Science Department, College of Food & Agriculture, UAEU, Al-Ain, UAE. Quality characteristics of functional bread fortified with date palm fruit residue

13:45-14:10  Mesa Aruna, PhD, Professor, Department of Home Science (Food Science & Nutrition), Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Functional quality, sensorial and shelf life characteristics of agathi (Sesbania grandiflora (L).Poir leaves enriched breads

14:10-14:35  Reza Hakkak, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA.  Soy Diet and Liver Steatosis Protection

14:35-15:00  Kristberg Kristbergsson, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland. Office at Innovation Center Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. Recent Developments in Food Vehicles for Delivery of Bioactive Compounds in Functional Foods

15:00-16:00 Session 8: Poster and Networking Session

16:00-16:15 Awards and Membership Certificates (Membership for Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds). 

16:15-16:30 Conference Closing