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25th International Conference of FFC - 13th International Symposium of ASFFBC

Encounters of Functional Foods and Asian Traditional Medicines

October 27 – 28, 2018, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus, Osaka, Japan

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Conference Preliminary Program

October 27, 2018

8:15 -8:45 Registrations

8:45-8:50 Danik Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA. Opening Remark

8:50-9:00 Kazuo Kojima, PhD, Dean, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka, Japan. Welcoming remark

Session 1: Functional Food Definition, Status, and Regulation in Japan, USA and other Countries

8:50-9:10 Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA. Bioactive Compounds: The Key to Functional Foods

Akira Uchiyama, PhD, Director of Wellness Research Laboratories, Research & Development Headquarters, Lion Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Development of “Foods with function claims” in Japan: Effect of lactoferrin's visceral fat reduction and deep sleep increase of sake yeast

* Two more abstracts wll be accepted for this section

Session: Japanese Traditional Medicine (Kampo Medicine). Session Chair: 

Mikio Nishizawa, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan. Anti-inflammatory effects of Japanese Kampo drugs and functional foods

Yukinobu Ikeya, PhD, Professor, Daiichi University of Pharmacy, Fukuoka, Japan. Medicinal effects of food and crude drugs in relation to taste

Mikio Nishizawa, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan. Epigallocatechin-rich green tea “Yabukita” increases serum adiponectin level: Investigation of its mechanism of action by exome analysis

* Two more abstracts wll be accepted for this section

Session: Nutrition, Functional and Medical Foods for Diabetes

Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry in Bioscience, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe
University, Kobe, Japan: Methylated epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) as functional food for diabetic nephropathy

Raymond L. Rodriguez, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. Impact of Diet-derived Signaling Molecules on Human Cognition: Exploring the Food-Brain Axis_

Hojun Kim, Ph.D., OMD, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. Flos Lonicera combined with metformin ameliorates hepatosteatosis and glucose intolerance in association with gut microbiota modulation

* Two more abstracts wll be accepted for this section

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

Almagul Kushugulova, MD, Head of Human Microbiome and Longevity Laboratory, National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. Saumal, mare's milk as a perspective functional food product

Ana Lúcia Barretto Penna, PhD, Food Engineering and Technology Department. UNESP, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil. Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa) - a Brazilian native fruit - as a potential functional ingredient to enrich fermented milk.

Hajime Fujii, PhD, President, Amino Up Chemical Co., Ltd., Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Challenge empowering life with the power of nature

* Two more abstracts wll be accepted for this section

Coffee Break

Session: Traditional Medicines in China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Indonesia. Session Chairs: Dr. Mikio Nishizawa and Dr. Djati

I-Shu Lee, Antrodia cinnamomea Association of Taiwan Treasure, Taipei city, Taiwan. Medicinal Mushroom Taiwanofungus camphoratus: A
potential cure for cancer

Shan Huang, MD, Director of VCC Preventive Medical Promotion Foundation, Director of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine societies, Diabetes Branch, Beijing, China. Integrated Medical Treatment of Psoriasis

Dinia Rizqi Dwijayanti and Mikio Nishizawa, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan. The anti-inflammatory effects of Indonesian and Japanese bitter melon (Momordica charantia L.) extracts in interleukin-1β-treated hepatocytes


Session: Traditional Medicines and Functional Foods

Juliana Janet M. Puzon, PhD, Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Inflorescence, leaves and fruit peels of banana varieties as sources of bioactive secondary metabolites with antioxidant and antimicrobial activities

Ryou Sakamoto and Tominori Kimura, M.D. and PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan. Active Hexose Correlated Compound modulates the expression of endogenous EphA2 antisense RNA and suppresses the human breast carcinoma cell proliferation.

Xiaoxiong Zeng, PhD, Professor, College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, Jiangsu, China. Simulated digestion and in vitro fermentation by human gut microbiota of polysaccharides from the fruits of Lycium barbarum

Yosuke Hirayama, PhD, Amino Up Co., Ltd., Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Effect of Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum L.) green leaf extract on immune response in healthy subjects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

*One more abstract will be accepted for this session

Coffee Break

Session: Functional Foods and Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases

Shaoyu Wang, School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University, Orange, Australia.  What can yeast tell us about aging modulation by bioactive substances in functional food?

Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention, Milano, Italy. Mitochondrial and redox dysfunction in post-menopause as risk factor of neurodegenerative disease: testing the role of a validated Asian functional food.

Richi Nakatake, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. Glutathione inhibits the expression of proinflammatory biomarker inducible nitric oxide synthase in hepatocytes

Berned Markert, PhD, Professor, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks, Haren/Ems, Germany. Lithium, Part 7: Lithium as phase stabilizer for neurological diseases / effects on reduction of suicide rates, bipolar disorders, dementia, Alzheimer, and other mental related diseases (Topic Pending)

Poster Session

17:30-19:30 Evening Networking Reception

October 28, 2018

Yukinobu Ikeya, PhD, Professor, Daiichi University of Pharmacy, Fukuoka, Japan (Presentation topic: Pending)

M. Sasmito Djati, PhD, Professor, Brawijaya University, East Java, Indonesia (Presentation topic: Pending)

Session: Nutrition, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases . Session Chairs: Dr. Yoshinori Mine and Dr. Jun Nishihira

Jun Nishihira, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Management and Informatics, Hokkaido Information University, Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan . Epigallocatechin-rich green tea “Yabukita” increases serum adiponectin level: Investigation of its mechanism of action by exome analysis

Lujuan Xing, PhD Student, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada and Key Laboratory of Meat Processing and Quality Control, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China. γ-glutamylvaline (EV) promoted the expression of PPAR-γ to prevent the low-grade chronic inflammation in adipocytes in vitro

Shigeru Katayama, PhD, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan. Modulation of neuroprotective factors by bioactive food components and its mechanistic exploration 

Yoshinori Mine, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Extracellular Calcium-Sensing Receptor (CaSR) as a new molecular target improving gastrointestinal chronic inflammation

Yoko Niiyama, PhD, Professor, College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan (Presentation topic: Pending)

Kenji Sato, PhD, professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Presence of asparatic isopeptides in formulated liver protein hydrolysate-Structure and bioavaialbility

Session: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

Hisakazu Kobayashi, PhD Student, Department of Applied Chemistry in Bioscience, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. Effect of Zingiber Zerumbet Smith extract on thermotolerance


Coffee Break and Networking

Poster Session

16:25-16:45 Awards and Certificates

16:45-17:15 Conference Closing

Please note: Schedule subject to change.