15th International Conference of FFC - Third International Symposium of ASFFBC:


 Neuropsychiatric and other Chronic Disorders:  Bio-markers, Bioactive Compounds, and Functional Food

May 10-11, 2014, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany


Dr. Lange's Welcome Letter 

Welcome to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Regensburg!

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to join us for the 15th International Conference of Functional Foodsscheduled for May 10-11, 2014 in Regensburg, Germany.

The discussion topic is "Mental, Neurological, and other Chronic Disorders: Biomarkers, Bioactive Compounds, and Functional Foods". The importance of nutritional factors in the development of metabolic syndrome-related diseases, such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, is well-established. In addition, recent evidence suggests that nutrition plays a role in mental health and that dietary factors may influence the etiology, management and prevention of several mental disorders, including depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. The investigation of bioactive compounds in foods and the impact of diet and functional food on chronic diseases have therefore become an exciting field of scientific research. Our meeting will cover a wide range of topics appealing to the interests of clinicians, researchers, practitioners and experts from industry. It will provide you with ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience.

The conference venue is on the campus of the University of Regensburg in Bavaria. The almost 2000-year-old city of Regensburg, with its magnificent Gothic cathedral, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Regensburg is the best preserved medieval city in Germany and boasts numerous attractions from the time when Regensburg was a fortress on the border of the Roman Empire, and later a flourishing and wealthy trading place in Central Europe. In the Middle Ages, the city became a favorite meeting place of Imperial Assemblies and from 1663 until 1806 the city was the seat of the Perpetual Imperial Diet, where the ambassadors from German and European royal courts established a varied cultural life.

Apart from discussing recent developments related to functional/medical food in health and disease, you may also enjoy the charming atmosphere of Regensburg and taste Bavarian food alongside excellent beer.

I look forward to welcoming you to Regensburg in May.

Klaus W. Lange
University of Regensburg
Congress Co-Chair