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Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Modern and Medieval Approaches

31st International Conference of FFC - 19th International Symposium of ASFFBC

September 29th - October 1st, 2023, Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia
In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event

Conference Speakers

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, United States. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Investigation to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Novel Patented Trigonella foenum-graecum Extract, Fenfuro®, in Type 2 Diabetics

Marcello Iriti, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, Milan, Italy.

Presentation topic: Ultra-processed food and agrobiodiversity loss - Mediterranean diet vs. globalized diet

Rouben Aroutiounian, PhD, Professor, National Academy of Sciences, YSU, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic (Special Lecture): Genetics of Armenians and our dietary habits

Levon Yepiskoposyan, PhD, Professor, National Academy of Sciences, YSU, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic (Special Lecture): Genetics of Armenians and our dietary habits

Davit Pipoyan, PhD, Informational Analytical Center for Risk Assessment of Food Chain, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: Macronutrient Intake Assessment Based on Household Budget Survey in Armenia

Inga Bazukyan, PhD, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: Biological activity of Armenian honeybees’ venom and lactic acid bacteria isolated from honeybees’ gut

Karine Mosikyan, PhD, Matenadaran - Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: Medieval approaches of cure and diet of depression


Donara Karapetyan, PhD, Professor, Matenadaran - Mesrop Mashtots Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: Medical works of 15th century Armenian physician Amirdovlat Amasiatsi as an important source of Armenian traditional, alternative medicine

Laura Jaakola, PhD, Professor, Climate laboratorium, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway. 

Presentation topic: Health beneficial compounds in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Victor Rodov, PhD, Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Institute, Rishon LeZion, Israel. 

Presentation topic: Tannin-rich agro-industrial wastes as sources of bioactive principles for "green" food preservatives and nutraceuticals

Sanikidze Tamar, PhD, Biomechanics and Informative Technologies of Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Presentation topic: Antiinflammatory activity of Georgian crops extracts and their effectiveness on oral cavity

Muhidinov Z.K., PhD, Professor, Chemistry Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikstan, Dushanbe, Tajikstan. 

Presentation topic: Microencapsulation of bioactive compounds for the creation of functional foods


Bella Grigoryan, PhD, Voskehat Educational and Research Center of Enology Scientific Branches of Armenian National Agrarian University, Voskehat, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: The investigation of bioactive compounds in the Charentsi grape variety and wine made from it

Naira Sahakyan, PhD, Research Institute of Biology, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: The oxidative stress and possible preventive action of plant-born polyphenols

Inna Misnikova, MD, PhD, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute, Moscow, Russia. 

Presentation topic: Postprandial glucose response and microbiota hydrogen and methane production after food load in type 2 diabetes patients

Eka Shekiladze, PhD, Biomechanics and Informative Technologies of Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Presentation topic: Green Tea Catechins as an effective remedy for correction obesity

Mark Shamtsyan, PhD, Head of the Department of Microbiological Synthesis, Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Presentation topic: Beta-glucans: Food that can help to prevent diseases

Irakli Chkhikvishvili, PhD, Lado Bahutashvili Institute of Medical Biotechnology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. 

Presentation topic: Efficacy of taxane-polyphenol fractions of hazelnut waste on viability of tumor (Jurkat) cells and normal (MDCK) cells

El-Sohaimy Sobhy, PhD, Professor, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation. 

Presentation topic: Anti-diabetic potential of olive (Olea europaea) leaves extract: In vitro and In vivo evaluation

Julius Oben, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University Of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon. 

Presentation topic: Potential of Moringa olifera and red palm oil fortification in the management of Vitamin A deficiency in children

Sophio Kalmakhelidze, PhD, Department of Physics, Biophysics, Biomechanics and Informative Technologies of Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Presentation topic: Protective effect of Herniarin on ionizing radiation-induced neurobehavioral changes


Anahit Hakobjanyan, PhD, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity of Moringa grown in hydroponics and soil in Ararat Valley

Julijana Tomovska, PhD, Biotechnical Sciences-Bitola, University, St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola,

North Macedonia. Investigation of Vitamins A, E, C and Antioxidant activity in Animal feed


Aleksandr Razin, PhD, St Petersburg State Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Presentation topic: Antitumor activity of the chitin-glucan complex of basidial fungi

Agnieszka Bartoszek, PhD, Department of Food Chemistry, Technology and Biotechnology, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland. 

Presentation topic (Special Lecture): The exploitation of anticarcinogenic potential of white cabbage to improve nutritional value of meat products

Nino Gagelidze, PhD, Agricultural University of Georgia, Kakha Bendukidze University Campus, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Presentation topic: Increasing the yield of the Georgian endemic wheat variety - Shavfkha by pre-sowing two-step processing by laser and Azospirillum brasilense, for healthy life

Irina Chernukha, PhD, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, VM Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food Systems of RAS, Moscow, Russia. 

Presentation topic: Functional foods in Russia: state of art, opportunities and scientific approaches

Anna Tadevosyan, PhD, Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Productivity, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: Nutritional Value of Soybean under Outdoor Hydroponics and Soil Conditions of the Ararat Valley


Natalya Kavushevskaya, PhD, Department of Pathophysiology and General Pathology, Medical Institute, Surgut State University, Russian Federation. 

Presentation topic: Antioxidant, cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory potential polyphenols of Ericaceae berries growing in Siberia

Alexander Haslberger, PhD, Professor, Department for Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. 

Presentation topic (Special Lecture): Personalisation in Nutrition and in the use of Functional Foods

Francesco Carluccio, MD, PhD, Italian National Health System- Region Puglia, Lecce, Italy. 

Presentation topic: Wine from the middle-bronze age in the south-east Mediterranean area and its potential health benefit


Andrey Kozlov, MD, PhD, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Presentation topic: Frequency of genetic determinants of trehalase deficiency in populations of European Russia, Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia

Bella Babayan, PhD Student, Agrobiotechnology Scientific Center, Branch of ANAU Foundation, The Department of Creation and Quality Control of Agricultural Preparations, Ejmiatsin, RA. Tartaric acid new derivatives as prospective and safe alternative to antimicrobials for food products packing


Vladimir Pylev, General Director, Biobank of Northern Eurasia, Moscow, Russia.

Presentation topic: Frequency of genetic determinants of trehalase deficiency in populations of European Russia, Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia

Efstratios Christodoulou, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean, Lemnos, Greece. 

Presentation topic: Herbal infusions as part of the Mediterranean diet, and their association with psychological resilience

Hugo Sebastian Diaz, PhD, Laboratory of Cardiorespiratory Control, Department of Physiology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. 

Presentation topic: Novel functional foods based on circular economy

Oleg Medvedev, PhD, MD, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. 

Presentation topic (Special Lecture): Differential effects of non-absorbable carbohydrates and food fibers on the microbiota hydrogen and methane production in low- and high-methane-producing rats


Daniil Kazarin, MD, Izhevsk State Medical Academy, Izhevsk, Russia. 

Presentation topic: Markers of nutritional failure in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases

Pierre Teissier, PhD, Inovafirst LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. 

Presentation topic: Reduction of bitterness as an essential condition of successful functional food design


Vladimir Pavlov, Professor, MD, Scientific and Practical Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine of the Moscow Department of Health, Moscow. 

Presentation topic: RussiaIsotonic drinks in fluid balance inflammation in children and teenager athletes

Meline Beglaryan, PhD, Center for Ecological-Noopshere Studies, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Presentation topic: Antioxidant Capacity of Breads Prepared with Locally Cultivated Grains in Armenia

Adeleke Clement Adebajo, PhD, Professor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. 

Presentation topic: Plant Ashes and Allelopathic Relationships in Improving Anti-hyperglycaemic Activity of Nigerian Ethnomedicinal Plants

Karen Khachatryan, PhD, University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland. 

Presentation topic: Nanocapsules containing bioactive ingredients for use as additives in functional food products

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, President of Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA; Functional Food Institute, San Diego, CA, USA. 

Presentation topic: Quantum and Tempus Theory of Functional Food Science: How to create functional food products with defined biactive compounds

Oliva Ma Eugenia, PhD, Professor, Facultad de Bioquímica y Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe. Argentina. 

Presentation topic: Astaxanthin improves lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle in an experimental model of metabolic syndrome


Samuel Paterson, PhD Student, Department of Bioactivity and Food Analysis, Institute of Food Science Research, Madrid, Spain. 

Presentation topic: Digestibility and bioactivity of microalgae under simulated gastrointestinal digestion conditions

Muchiri N Mary, PhD, Tea Institute, Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya.

Presentation topic: A profile of phytonutrients in purple tea (Camellia sinesis) and their potential health benefits: anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-obesity, neuroprotection and production of functional foods

Orlando Arellano-Castillo, PhD student, University of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. 

Presentation topic: Interactions between pomegranate juice polyphenols and whey proteins: effects on antioxidant activity

Rajashri Kanad Gutte, PhD, MGM University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. 

Presentation topic: Preventive role of Natural Nutraceutical functional ingredients in Onco-Wellness to reduce chemo-induced side effects

Vatcharee Seechamnanturakit, PhD, Assistant Professor, Prince of Songkla University, Had Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. 

Presentation topic: Evaluating the bioactive substances on herbal lactogenic tea from different brewing methods

Miriam Hagan, MSc, Howard University, Washington D.C., United States. 

Presentation topic: A systematic review on assessing the quality of vitamins in seaweeds as a contributor to daily intake for adults: A closer look at the B vitamins, vitamin C and A

Stoyanova Lidia Grigoryevna, PhD, Moscow State University, Moscow Russia. 

Presentation topic: The perspective of use of "probent" for the efficiency of probiotic strains of lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis


Carmen Gabriela Mendoza-Mendoza, PhD, Professor, PREGEP-Plant Physiology, Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo, Texcoco, México. 

Presentation topic: Foods and beverages made from Mexican Purple Corn: a means to increase anthocyanins’ intake

Zara Bagdasarian, Founder and CEO, Really Good Remedies, LLC, San Mateo, California, USA. Surviving Pandemics: Significance of Functional Nutrition and Phytotherpay in Optimizing Immune Function


Filipp Hovhannisyan, PhD Student, ITMO National Research University, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

Presentation topic: The effect of enzymatic treatment on the content of soluble pectin in carrot and apple pulp and pomace

Giselle Franca-OliveiraPhD Student, Institute of Food Science Research, Madrid, Spain.

Presentation topic: Effect of soybean proteins and peptides on biomarkers associated with oxidative stress and inflammation in an innate immune cell model