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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. She has more than 100 papers published in international peer-reviewed Journals.

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. He has more than 500 papers published in international peer-reviewed Journals.

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

Li Qing, MD, PhD, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, and School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. 


Presentation Topic: Evaluation of afety and physiological functions of the new functional sugar alcohol threitol

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. He has more than 360 papers published in international peer-reviewed Journals.

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: The regulations, policy, and labeling of functional foods (FOSHU) in Japan

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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. She has more than 150 papers published in international Journals.

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

Akinori Yanaka, Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He has more than 150 papers published in international peer-reviewed Journals Journals.

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

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. He has more than 200 papers published in international peer-reviewed Journals.

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

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

Hui Li, Professor, PhD, Professor in State Key Laboratory of Bio-Control, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. She has more than 100 papers published in international peer-reviewed Journals, such as Cell Metabolism, Science Translational Medicine, PNAS, and Nature Communications.

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

Xuanxian Peng, PhD, Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. He has more than 200 papers published in international peer-reviewed Journals, including Cell Metabolism, Science Translational Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Nature Communications.

Presentation topic: Nutrient metabolites potentiate antibiotic killing

Karine Sarikyan, Ministry of Economy of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

Presentation topic: Study of Anthocyanins in several genetic resources from the national eggplant collection of armenia

Gayane Shaboyan, Researcher, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, Yerevan, Armenia

Presentation topic: The study of several samples of the ICARDA lentil collection in outdoor hydroponics in Ararat Valley and the soil conditions in Gegharkunik Marz, Armenia

Oladayo Apalowo, Teaching/Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, USA

Presentation topic: Exploring the Role of Selenoprotein H on Selenium Distribution and Insulin Signaling in Aged Mice

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Zhujun Zhang, MD, School of Food Science and Technology, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China

Presentation topic: Gelation and film-forming properties, protein, SDS, polysaccharide

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Artur Matevosyan, Junior Scientist, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, Yerevan, Armenia

Presentation topic: Functional Food and Health: A Paradigm Shift in Agriculture

Zayniddin Muhidinov, Lead Scientist, Chemistry Institute of the National Academy of Sciences, Tajikistan

Presentation topic: Biopolymers composite film with bioactive compounds for food preservation

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Anahit Hakobjanyan, Senior Researcher, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, Yerevan, Armenia

Presentation topic: Thuja occidentalis and its essential oil in medicine

Yasuri Amarasekara, PhD, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia

Presentation topic: Milk-derived bioactive peptides: A peptidomics and bioinformatics study to explore bioactivities

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Alexander Plakida, Professor, Odessa National Medical University, Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Physical Training, Odessa, Ukraine

Presentation topic: The effect of an aqueous solution of Chlorella Vulgaris on the composition of the body in healthy people

Carmen Alicia Yáñez Gonzalez, MSc Chemical Engineer, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Presentation topic: Infant Nutrition: Breast milk substitutes and gut-brain axis improved by microalgae.

 

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)