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Discovery, Research and Utilization of Bioactive Compounds

32nd International Conference of FFC - 20th International Symposium of ASFFBC

October 2-4, 2024, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego, CA, USA. (In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event)


Conference Speakers



Hisham Ibrahim, PhD, Professor, Kagoshima University, Graduate School of Agriculture, Japan. 

Presentation topic: The Biomedical potential of bioactive peptides

Qi Zhao, PhD, School of Food Science and TechnologyDalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China

Presentation topic: Determination of free fatty acids in Antarctic krill meals based on matrix solid phase dispersion

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, United States. 

Presentation Topic: 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

Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, Researcher at New Voice for Health, San Diego University for Integrative Studies (SDUIS)
Irvine, California, United States.

Presentation topic: The impact of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on our health and food antioxidant products that
alter the toxic radiations to be more human compatible. (Joint presentation with Dr. Marcus Plourde)

Sheila Michelle Wicks, MD, RUSH HARVARD, Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

Presentation topic: Functional Foods and Dopamine

Karen Simonyan, Senior Researcher, Orbeli Institute of Physiology NAS RA, Armenia

Presentation topic: Efficacy and Selenium Enrichment of Lycium barbarum in Hydroponic and Soil Conditions in the Ararat Valley

Anastasia Kim, Engineer, ITMO University, Sankt Pitersburg, Russia

Presentation topic: Perspective of legumes based fermented food as functional food

Francesco Marotta, Regenera R&D International for Aging Intervention, Italy

Presentation topic: A novel functional mixture effective in clinical liver disease management

Hairong Cheng, PhD, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Presentation topic: The exploration of physiological function of the newly biosynthesized sugar alcohol: Threitol

Tamami Shirai, PhD, Associate Researcher, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Presentation topic: Pending

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Shuo Xu, PhD Student, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Presentation topic: A new approach to producing high-purity trehalose

Irina Cherknukha, PhD, Principal researcher, Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food Systems, Moscow, Russia

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

Akinori Yanaka, Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Presentation topic: Dietary sulforaphane mitigates colonic mucosal inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium-treated mice and in human patients with ulcerative colitis

Patroklos Vareltis, Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Presentation topic: pending

Tom Sidebottom, Principal Consultant, Regulatory Science Consulting, LLC, USA

Presentation topic: Regulatory Landscape and Risk

Allison Samon, Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Allison Samon Functional Nutritionist, USA

Presentation topic: Filling Your Tank But Running On Empty: The real reason behind chronic fatigue and what to do instead

Vasiliki Lagouri, Adjunct Lecturer, PhD, Perrotis College/American Farm School, Greece

Presentation topic: Beneficial health effects and polyphenols of Greek pomegranates

Rick Falkenberg, Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Food Safety & Process Technology Group, Inc., USA

Presentation topic: Microbial control and shelf life: innovations in dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma technology

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Jianan Yan, Doctor, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China 

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

Esther Nwanna, Academia, College of veterinary medicine teaching and research UC Davis, USA

Presentation topic: Insilico study of potential inhibitors from medicinal plants on resistance genes in pathogens associated with bovine mastitis

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

Presentation topic: Personalised nutrition and functional foods

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Yinan Du, Doctor, School of Food Science and Technology, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China

Presentation topic: The effect of heat treatment on the large yellow croaker (Pseudosciaena crocea) roe protein isolates-curcumin interactions and performance of protein hydrogels

Marta Magdalena Majchrzak, PhD student, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Madrid, Spain

Presentation topic: pending

Marcus Plourde, PhD,  Researcher at New Voice for Health, Irvine, California, United States.

Presentation topic: The impact of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on our health and food antioxidant products that
alter the toxic radiations to be more human compatible. Joint presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Plourde

Laura Alonso Pintre, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Madrid, Spain

Presentation topic: pending

Miriam Hagan, PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Howard University, Washington-DC, USA

Presentation topic: Seaweed consumption and weight management: Exploring the anti-obesity effects of seaweed vegetables on adults with obesity 

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

Presentation topic: Terpenoids (including Squalene) for the management of type 2 diabetes. 

Karkaz Thalij, PhD, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq

Presentation topic: Spirulina production, structural and some health effects

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Rashmi Agrawal, PhD Student, Amity gurgaon, India

Presentation topic: The potential for artificial intelligence in healthcare

Ruzanna Sadoyan, PhD, Scientific Center of Agriculture, Vagharshapat, Armenia

Presentation topic: Assessment of quality indicators of different varieties of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) under the conditions of the foothill zone of Armenia

Lusine Matevosyan, PhD, Scientific Center of Agriculture, Vagharshapat, Armenia


Presentation topic: Assessment of quality indicators of different varieties of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) under the conditions of the foothill zone of Armenia

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Hui Li, Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Presentation topic: Gycine and serine complementation is effective against serum-resistant bacteria

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

Presentation topic: Post-fermented tea (Camellia sinensis) beverages: Bioactive compounds, health benefits and future trends in development of functional foods

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Xuanxian Peng, PhD, Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Presentation topic: Nutrient metabolites potentiate antibiotic killing

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Marta Magdalena Majchrzak, MSc, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Madrid, Spain

Presentation topic: pending