20th International Conference of FFC - 8th International Symposium of ASFFBC 

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

September 22-23, 2016, The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Poster Session

Conference Poster Presentations: Poster presentations give the audience a clear visual of the presenter's work in a simple format. The reasonable size for posters is 2.5-3.0 feet high by 3.5-4 feet wide.

Poster presentation recommendations:

  1. Present the title, the author(s), affiliation(s), and a description of the research, along with highlighting the abstract's major elements.

  2. Minimize detail and try to use simple statements. Keep it short and easy to read.

  3. Remember that pictures, tables, and figures are key to any poster display.

  4. If possible, use color in your visuals.

  5. Don't overwhelm the audience with excessive information. Instead, construct a display that enhances the presentation.

  6. At least 50% of the surface area should be used for photos, graphs and diagrams.

  7. Use a clear structure and layout.

  8. Use complementary colors. Use black or dark blue for text. Too much color can be hard to read!

  9. One or two large, high quality photographs attract attention.

  10. Your title should be a condensed statement of the main idea of your poster. It should be large and clear.

  11. Your poster title should be easily readable from a distance of 3-4 meters.  Include author(s) name(s), and address(es).

  12. We recommend the following sections on the poster: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Tables, Figures, Results, and Conclusions.

  13. Please confirm your poster number on the list. The posters with odd number will be presented on September 22, and the posters with even number will be presented on September 23.

  14. Please put up your own poster in the position indicated by your presentation number by noon of each day. Presentation numbers are already indicated on display panels. Please check your presentation number and be careful to put up your poster on the correct panel. Please use pins to put up posters. Please do not use glue or sellotape.

  15. Please present your work in front of your own poster during the poster session.

  16. The best poster presentation award will be chosen by votes of all participants.

  17. Posters will be changed every day. Please help by taking your own poster down. Posters still displayed after the removal time has passed will be disposed of by the secretary the following day.

Posters approved for the presentation:


Amanda Stefanson

A novel phyto-oxylipin CX confers acute and systemic anti-inflammatory effect in the liver and small intestine


Syeda T. Begum

A dietary portfolio modulates SIRT1 expression in astrocytes and reduces brain inflammation while improving working memory in a transgenic mice model of Alzheimer disease


Mehrdad Larry

Comparing the Effect of Memantine on Metabolism, Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Reserve in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment with and without Type 2 Diabetes; an Experimental Clinical Trial


Jiyoung Kim

Sulforaphane ameliorates memory deficits in a triple-transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: its effects on brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression


Hulda N.M. Chambi

Dehydrated melon containing antioxidants from grape juice


Houssein Mirmiranpoor

Assessment of curcumin effect on antioxidants in type 2 diabetic patients


Esther Nwanna

Distribution of polyphenols in some species of african eggplant fruits (Solanum spp) inhibits α-amylase, α-glucosidase and angiotensin-1-converting enzyme activities in-vitro


Keiji Wakabayashi

Inhibitory effect of citrus peel on colon carcinogenesis with suppression of oxidative stress


Natchanan Yotpinta

Key enzyme inhibitory properties related to some non-communicable diseases from defatted rice bran protein isolate and protein hydrolysates


Uthaiwan Suttisansanee

Health benefit, food safety and product development of local plants at conserved area of Plant Genetic Conservation Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand


Suwapat Kittibunchakul

Industrial defatted rice bran powder: a potent therapeutic agent for the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases


Mary Muchiri

In vitro investigation on prebiotic properties of orange fleshed sweet potato puree and its implications to human gut health


Zeynep Banu Guzel-Seydim

The natural probiotic mine: kefir grains


Olumuyiwa Ogunlaja

Antioxidant and cytotoxicity activities of crude extracts and compounds from leaves and stem bark of ficus burtt-davyi


Olumuyiwa Ogunlaja

Nutritional evaluation, bioaccumulation and toxicological assessment of heavy metals in edible fruits of Ficus sur Forssk. (Moraceae)


Lei Huang

Effects of L. paracasei subp. paracasei X12 on cell cycle of colon cancer HT-29 cells and regulation of mTOR signaling pathway


Marek Naruszewicz

Oleacein – a new approach to the prevention of human carotid plaque destabilization


Roseller Simbulan Jr.

Histopathological assessment of the cardioprotective influence of Caulerpa lentillifera crude lipid extract against the development of isoproterenol-induced myocardial injury in a murine model


Valeria Sandrim

Effect of resveratrol on endothelial cells incubated with plasma from preeclampsia women (in vitro model)


Sheila Wicks

Interactions of food and beverages with commonly used prescription medications


Matthew Oluwamukomi

Phytochemical and bioactive properties of ginger-flavoured composite biscuit from composite flour of wheat, bambara groundnut and plantain


Sicong Tian

Improvement of abnormal fat metabolism by sulforaphane through the endoplasmic reticulum stress in hepatocytes


Kai Lin

Angiotensin I converting enzyme inhibitory properties of enzymatic yak milk casein hydrolysates


Qingjuan Tang

Polymannuronic acid of brown seaweed prevent obesity in high-fat diet mice due to its effects on gut microbiota


Jiliang Zhang

Bovine Lactoferrin promote the proliferation of osteoblast to prevent osteoporosis


Tomohiro Matsuo

The efficacy of Japanese traditional herbal medicine for elderly patients, on nocturia due to night-time awakening


Zhaoxu Meng

Bacterial diversity and technological, functional and safety characterization of Non-starter lactic acid bacteria strains in goat cheeses


Ana Penna

Water Buffalo Mozzarella cheese as a source of potential probiotic lactic acid bacteria for application in functional food


Ana Penna

Selection of Lactobacillus spp. strains for the development of innovative probiotic functional fermented products


Martina La Spina Transcription Factor EB is a crucial transducer of the biomedical action of Pterostilbene


Liang Xin The psychrotrophic bacteria diversity from raw milk of North China and their proteolytic property


Ulrika Wendel Single chain antibodies against advanced glycation endproducts evaluated with synthetically modified peptides and proteins


Hairong Cheng Xylitol production from waste xylose mother liquor containing miscellaneous sugars and inhibitors: one-pot biotransformation by Candida tropicalis and recombinant Bacillus subtilis


Hongying Lin Puerarin and isoflavones from kudzu root (Pueraria lobata Ohwi) prevent acute drunkenness and relieve alcoholism in mice


Linzheng Lyu Study on the immune function of the mice with the Schisandra Chinensis fermented wine


Mark Mann Protective influence of virgin coconut Cocos nucifera oil supplementation against the development of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced mammary neoplasia in a murine model


Wei-Ting Tseng Anserine dipeptide from fish extracts ameliorate the uric acid levels in fructose-induced HK2 cells and hyperuricemic patients


Mahshid Sirjani Assessment of serum adiponectin, leptin and specific IgE levels in children with food allergy


Lu Zhang Garlic-Derived S-Allylmercaptocysteine ameliorates the obesity induced bone loss


Si-Yeon Jeong Neuroprotective effects of phytoestrogens derived from Flemingia strobilifera via enhancing neuroglobin expression


Zeynep Guzel Seydim The effect of kefir produced from the natural kefir grains on the intestinal microorganisms of the BALB/c mice


Akihiro Asai Green tea polyphenol induces changes in cancer-related factors in an animal model of bladder cancer


Kana Sakaguchi The elucidation of the mechanism of lentinan-induced inflammatory suppression by visualizing TNFR1 on the membrane


Roula Abdel-Massih Antibacterial activity of Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) against gram positive and gram negative bacteria
P45 Nancy Emenaker What’s in your dietary fiber supplement? Using the dietary supplement label database (DSLD) to determine total dietary fiber levels for use in oncology community health care
P46 Brenda Perez-Grijalva Blackberry juice’s protective effect in rats under a hypercaloric diet
P47 Nazma Shaheen The profile of polyphenols and antioxidant capacity of selected medicinal plants of Bangladesh
P48 Ximena Palma Effect of different concentrations of proteins in a high soluble fiber food on short-term satiety in healthy young adults
P49 Marselinny Mawuntu Health conscientiousness of gluten and diet-related food choices of students at Southern Adventist University
P50 Amaia Iriondo-de Hond Coffee silverskin extract protects against benzo (a) pyrene induced DNA damage
P51 Jay Whelan A combination of herbal extracts increases LKB1-dependent activation of AMPK, a result not shared by CaMKK2
P52 Minzhong Yu Lutein and Zeaxanthin isomers protect photoreceptors against blue light-induced degeneration
P53 Vijaya Juturu Beta-cryptoxanthin (BCX) improves lung function and reduces stress induced inflammation: In vivo model
P54 Daiki Hayashi Oral administration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) improved diabetic nephropathy in mice
P55 Enrica Bargiacchi Traced tuscan food for breast-cancer surgery-treated patients under chemotherapy: a program for a clinical trial at the Breast Center of Pisa-Italy University Hospital
P56 Gaby Fahmy Linkage of diet and inflammation: measuring c-reactive protein in experimental mice given variable diets
P57 Na Zhang Impact of casein non-phosphopeptides on sarcopenia using CT scanning technology
P58 Francesco Carluccio Effects of lycopene diet supplementation on cholesterol oxidation products and hemoglobin values in aged persons with chronic kidney disease and anemia
P59 María Dolores del Castillo Antioxidant coffee dietary fiber for gastrointestinal health and diabetes
P60 Jacklyn Jackson What is the role of inorganic nitrate and nitrite in cardiovascular disease: A Systematic Review of Human Evidence
P61 Yujuan Shan Protective effects of Sulforaphane on human bladder cancer both in vivo and in vitro