18th International Conference of FFC - 6th International Symposium of ASFFBC 

Functional and Medical Foods for Chronic Diseases: Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers

September 15-16, 2015, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Conference Organizing Committee


Co-chairman: Francine Welty, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Board-Certified Cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Co-chairman: 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, and author of more than 600 medical and scientific publications)

Co-chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder, Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds, President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA


Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Antonia Ceccarelli, MD, PhD in Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Assistant Scientist at BWH, Boston, MA, USA

Nilanjana Maulik, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Medical Center, Farmington, CT, USA

Steve Cui, PhD, Guelph Food Research Centre, Ontario, Canada

Jing X. Kang, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Lipid Medicine and Technology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States

Hiroshi Yoshida, MD, PhD, Professor, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Vice-President, Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan

Flavia Nery, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Fatemeh Malekian, PhD, Professor, Food Science, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge LA, USA

George Perry, PhD, Dean and Professor, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA 

Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, Professor, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milan, Italy; Montenapoleone Medical Center, Milano, Italy

Andrew Scholey, PhD, Prpfessor, Director of the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology  at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Austraia

Julius E. Oben, PhD. Professor, Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde 1, PO Box 812 Yaounde, Cameroon.