19th International Conference of FFC - 7th International Symposium of ASFFBC 

Functional and Medical Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers: Longevity and Quality of Life

November 17-18, 2015, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Conference Organizing Committee


Co-chairman: Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Co-chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder, Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute; Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, Dallas, TX, USA

Hitoshi Ashida, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Masashi Mizuno, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience,         Kobe University, Kobe, Japan    

Ro Osawa, PhD, Professor, Division of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Ken-ichi Yoshida, PhD, Professor, Department of Agrobioscience, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Kanekanian Ara, PhDDepartment of Healthcare and Food, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK

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)

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

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

Hiroshi Yoshida, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine, Deputy Director of Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Japan

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

Kamon  Chaiyasit, PhD, Program Director, Integrative Functional Nutrition and Wellness Center, Pathumthani, Thailand